Joanie Trussel

Joanie Trussel is a counselor and psychotherapist at The Heart Path House in Cortez.   She is very interested in the connection between mental health and what is occurring in our physical environment and is always looking for new stories for Pandora's Box. 

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Pandora's Box
10:42 am
Tue April 7, 2015

The Dangers of Lead Poisoning

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Joanie Trussel talks with Tamara Rubin, founder and director of Lead Safe America, about how her children were poisoned by lead during a home renovation project which left them with long-term neurological problems, how Lead Safe America works to bring awareness about lead that is in household items and toys, and ways to make sure your family avoids the dangers of lead poisoning.

Website for Lead Safe America: leadsafeamerica.org

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Pandora's Box
11:51 am
Tue March 10, 2015

Creating Healthy, Organic Parks

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Joanie Trussel talks with Travis Custer about his work with the Town of Mancos to avoid harmful pesticides in the management of their town park in order to maintain an organic and healthy place to play, and why our cultural expectations of unblemished green spaces may be getting in the way.

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Pandora's Box
10:11 am
Tue February 24, 2015

Moms Against GMOs

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Joanie Trussel talks with Zen Honeycutt, founder of Moms Across America, a group dedicated to GMO labeling in our food supply, about why she and other mothers are taking a stand against GMOs, and how she was able to have a face-to-face interaction with the CEO of Monsanto.

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Pandora's Box
10:19 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Humanure Composting

A humanure bucket toilet.
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In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Joanie Trussel talks with Peter and Joan Brind'amour about how they use sawdust-filled bucket toilets to capture their excrement and use the composting process to make humanure for use as a fertilizer on their personal garden.

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Pandora's Box
10:01 am
Tue December 16, 2014

The Emotional Reaction To Climate Change

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Pandora's Box co-host Joanie Trussel about how climate change is affecting us emotionally, and discuss why it is happening, the ways we can understand the way we feel, and how to stay healthy in the midst of this major global challenge.

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Pandora's Box
9:46 am
Tue November 4, 2014

A Train Crash And A Health Tragedy

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Trisha Sheehan, regional field manager at Moms Clean Air Force, about when a train crash occurred outside of her town and led to the toxic contamination of her family when vinyl chloride that was being transported on that train was released into the air.

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Pandora's Box
10:53 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Water: Our Most Precious Resource

In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with KSJD's Tom Yoder about the ways our water resources are being threatened here in the Four Corners area and around the world.

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Pandora's Box
9:56 am
Tue August 26, 2014

The Movement Against Hydraulic Fracturing

Aerial view of gas wells.
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In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Joanie Trussel talks with Pete Dronkers, Southwest Circuit Rider at Earthworks, about recent meetings where the public expressed their opposition to the drilling practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, how Earthworks will be monitoring air emissions from area gas well sites, and screenings of new documentary films showcasing the movement against fracking in the southwest.

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Southwest Circuit Rider

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Pandora's Box
11:16 am
Tue July 29, 2014

The Movement Against Hydraulic Fracturing In Colorado

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The oil and gas drilling practice known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking", is meeting resistance in communities across Colorado. In this episode of Pandora's Box, recorded at the Telluride Mountain Film Festival, co-host Joanie Trussel talks with Allison Wolff, producer of the film "Dear Governor Hickenlooper", a collection of documentary films providing new perspectives on fracking and clean energy through the eyes of scientists, entrepreneurs, artists and families.

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Pandora's Box
9:36 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Pandora's Box - June 17th, 2014

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Ronnie Egan, former executive director of Great Old Broads For Wilderness, about how she came to be an environmental activist and where she sees the environmental movement today and into the future. This interview was taped at the 2014 Telluride Mountain Film Festival.

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