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Coping Conversations

"Coping Conversations” is a popular 15-minute radio show, hosted by internationally renowned psychologist, Dr. Bob Phillips, which has been aired on radio stations and as a nationally available audio-streamed program since 1991.

 On each show, Dr. Phillips interviews a well-known celebrity or expert, bringing the listening audience up to date on current appearances, performances, publications and other activities of interest.

 As the main focus, our listeners are always fascinated to hear about our guest’s interesting life experiences and successful coping experiences, hence the name "Coping Conversations"! The show invariably is positive, upbeat, and fascinating.

Host Dr. Bob Phillips is also the author of more than 35 best-selling books, and the founder and director of the Center for Coping ( on Long Island, New York.

May 7, 2020

This show, originally taped in November 2009, features one of the most popular mayors in New York City history, Ed "How'm I Doin'" Koch was known for his achievements as well as his controversies.

He served three terms as New York City’s mayor and helped to stabilize New York City’s financial problems. We discuss his accomplishments as mayor, as well as how his positive attitude helped him deal with serious medical issues.