In this episode of Pandora's Box, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with co-host Joanie Trussel about happiness, the cultural definitions of happiness, how our modern consumer society creates false ideas about how to be happy, and why gratitude is the key to true happiness and fulfillment.
Hunger and lack of access to healthy food is a very real problem in our community. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kristen Tworek, Director of the Good Samaritan Center in Cortez, about what food insecurity looks like in Montezuma and Dolores Counties, and new ways that we can all help to make sure those who need good, nutritional food can get what they need.
Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in the United States that has been declared an epidemic by public health organizations. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Laurie Lovedale, Manager of the Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Program at Peer Assistance Services, Inc., about why abuse of prescription drugs, especially pain killers, is on the rise, why youth are particularly affected, and ways to make sure that prescription drugs don't fall into the wrong hands.
Ensuring that children have a strong and healthy start in life is critical to their future success. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Geof Byerly and Vangi McCoy from the Montelores Early Childhood Council about early child health and development, resources available locally to help families provide for their children at an early age, and how the new documentary film "The Raising of America" explores the root causes of class and racial inequities in the health and well being of our kids.
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.
Long seen as a component of spiritual practices, mindfulness is more and more being integrated into the workplace. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with New York Times reporter David Gelles and Bettina Slusar of NewCo about how they are encouraging businesses and individuals to be more mindful at work in order to reduce stress, become more efficient, and form deeper connections with others.
In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Lyn Patrick talks with Dr. Tetyana Obukanych, a PhD immunologist who has written a book on the other side of vaccines and immunity, about studies that show the measles vaccine has limited effectiveness, and why a focus on a healthy immune system may be the best way to combat measles.
Alzheimer's disease is a condition that many families are trying to better understand as their loved ones deal with this tragic condition. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Elaine Stumpo, Regional Director of the Alzheimer's Association of Southwest Colorado, and Linda Carter, Marketing Director at C&G Health Care Management, about how Alzheimer's disease can be recognized, how families and caregivers can help those who are affected by the disease, and what resources are available locally to assist those who need help.
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.