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. 

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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Pandora's Box
9:48 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Pandora's Box - May 20th, 2014

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Joanie Trussel talks to Midge Kirk, Health Educator and Tobacco Specialist with Montezuma County Public Health Department, about e-cigarettes, what effect they have on the health of those who use them, and how they are regulated.

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Pandora's Box
11:30 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Pandora's Box - April 8th, 2014

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Rebecca Claussen, an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Human Services at Fort Lewis College, about the latest information on genetically modified foods, including new GMO fish products that may soon be available to consumers, and a ballot initiative in Colorado to label genetically modified foods.

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Pandora's Box
9:37 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Pandora's Box - March 25th, 2014

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Tina Sebestyen of the Four Corners Beekeepers about how humans are impacting the health of honeybees and other pollinators and why their plight is tied to our own survival.

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Pandora's Box
11:38 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Pandora's Box - February 11th, 2014

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Sandhya Tillotson from 4Core, the Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency, about making sure your home is free of poisonous radon and carbon monoxide gases, and how to identify and mitigate household items that may contain toxic chemicals.

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Pandora's Box
9:26 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Pandora's Box - January 28th, 2014

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On this episode of Pandora's Box, co-hosts Lyn Patrick and Joanie Trussel talk with KSJD's Tom Yoder about the causes and consequences of childhood obesity, as well as some possible solutions.

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3:37 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Pandora's Box - January 14th, 2014

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Host Joanie Trussel talks with licensed midwife Dr. Jannelli Miller about why some expecting mothers are choosing to deliver their babies at home, and discusses why home births offer some advantages over hospital births.

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Pandora's Box

Pandora's Box tackles issues facing all of us in our daily lives around exposure to environmental chemicals and toxins in air, food, soil, water and body products and their effects on our health.

See below for valuable web resources regarding environmental contaminants:

Finding a water filter that works for you:

EPA list of questions and answers on chloramine:

Food and Water Watch -