Pandora's Box

Airing alternating Tuesdays between 8:30-9:00am

Pandora's Box tackles issues facing all of us in our daily lives around exposure to toxins in our environment and their effects on our physical and mental health.

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Bob Bragg of Ag Markets & More and co-host Lyn Patrick about Concentrated Animal Feedlot Operations; the current problems with these operations and what is being done to address them.

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Host Lyn Patrick talks with Shushana Castle, author of The Meaty Truth: Why Our Food Is Destroying Our Health and Environment—and Who Is Responsible about the food industry and human health problems that are related to the mistreatment of the animals that we eat.

Montezuma School To Farm Project

In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Joanie Trussel talks with Gretchen Groenke with Mancos FoodShare about food insecurity and how education about food systems and food production for our children is a key part of the solution.


Sleep Deprivation at the Holidays

Dec 23, 2015
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In this encore episode of Pandora's Box, KSJD's Tom Yoder and co-host Lyn Patrick discuss the importance of a good night's sleep, the toll that sleep deprivation takes on our health, and why sleep and rest are vital to surviving the busy holiday season.

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Food insecurity is a condition where individuals or families don't have access to adequate amounts of food. In this episode of Pandora's Box, KSJD's Tom Yoder and host Lyn Patrick talk about how food insecurity is affecting children and expecting mothers, and how it can lead to conditions like obesity and other serious health problems.


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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 internet addiction, what it looks like in its most extreme cases, how it is affecting children, and how parents can look at their own behaviors and set limits to help maintain healthy relationships with the digital world.

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Lyn Patrick talks with Dr. Celia Chen, Ecotoxicologist in the Department of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth College, about her research on mercury in the environment, how it gets into the fish in our lakes and rivers, and its potential impacts on human health.

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Katrina Blair, author of "The Wild Wisdom of Weeds", about how weeds and the push to eradicate them needs to be seen in a different light, where the nutritional and ecological value of weeds is valued, and the use of pesticides is more seriously scrutinized by farmers who wish to grow sustainable crops.

Chalkbeat Colorado

In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Shamai Buckel, a founding member of the Kiva Montessori Charter School in Cortez, and Laurie Hall of The Farm Bistro restaurant about their collaboration to feed Kiva students fresh, local foods at lunch time, and the impact it has on children's health and well-being.

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Lyn Patrick talks with Dr. David Weindorf, Associate Dean for Research at the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Texas Tech University, about his studies on the mine waste sediments from the Gold King Mine that were spilled into the Animas River, and his recent appearance before a U.S. Senate subcommittee to report his findings.

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