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Fred Bodimer

fred bodimer1 Fred BodimerFred Bodimer joined KMOX in 1982 after graduating from the University of Missouri at Columbia, School of Journalism. Bodimer is the Health and Religion editor for KMOX News and executive news producer for The Mark Reardon Show, Total Information PM, Total Information AM Saturday and The Hancock and Kelley Show.

Over the past two decades at KMOX, Bodimer has interviewed the Reverend Dr. Billy Graham, the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Raymond Burke, Cardinal Justin Rigali and coordinated the station’s award wining coverage of Pope John Paul the Second’s visit to St. Louis in 1999. He also is the religion editor for CBS News…and for 15 years wrote, produced and anchored AP Radio’s World of Religion syndicated weekly news program. Bodimer also anchors the regular features “The Week in Religion,” “Report on Religion,” “The Week in Health” and “Sixty Seconds to Better Health.”

During his time at KMOX, Bodimer has won numerous awards including “The Edward R. Murrow” award for outstanding continuous coverage of the clergy sex abuse scandal, “The Wilbur Award,” “The Angel Award,” and “The Missouri Broadcasters Award” for best religion news coverage. Over the years, Bodimer has produced for some of the station’s legendary names including Anne Keefe and Bob Hardy.

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Why is Lyme Disease So Hard to Diagnose?

SLU Care infectious diseases specialist Dr. Donald Kennedy says there are many reasons to miss the cases.

07/11/2014

St. Louis Cardinals Yadier Molina looks for feeling in his left hand after trying to slide into third base in the second inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on July 9, 2014. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Expert: Molina’s Injury Rare in Baseball Players

All Star catcher Yadier Molina is about to undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb.

07/11/2014

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia delivers a pitch to the Washington Nationals in the first inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on June 15, 2014. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

SLU Surgeon Compares Jaime Garcia’s Injury To Chris Carpenter’s

Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia undergoes season ending surgery tomorrow, much like the surgery former Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter had in 2012.

07/10/2014

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Sleep Doctor Studies Habits of Famous Crew of Aquanauts

Dr. Joseph Ojile with the Clayton Sleep Institute studied the sleep patterns of Fabien Cousteau’s crew.

07/09/2014

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Scientists Suggest Sound as Possible Alternative to Pesticides

University of Missouri scientists suggest that one day we may be able to use sound, rather than pesticides, to protect plants from harm.

07/08/2014

Pope Francis greets looks on as he arrives in Isernia, southern Italy, on July 5, 2014 during a one day visit in the Molise region. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI

SNAP: Pope’s Meeting With Clergy Abuse Victims is Empty Gesture

SNAP’s David Clohessy says concrete actions need to be taken, instead of more discussion.

07/08/2014

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Settlement Reached in Clergy Abuse Trial

It would have been the second child sexual abuse case against the St. Louis Archdiocese to make it to trial.

07/07/2014

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Study: Missouri Prescribes More Painkillers Than Illinois

A new federal study finds it is a lot easier to get painkillers from your doctor in Missouri than in Illinois.

07/03/2014

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Study: No Evidence Vaccines Cause Autism

Serious side effects from vaccines are rare and there’s no evidence they lead to autism, according to a new study.

07/03/2014

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Study: Do Healthy Women Need an Annual Pelvic Exam?

A common part of every woman’s yearly check up might be doing more harm than good.

07/02/2014

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