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.
On this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press discuss the Montezuma County Commission's pre-emptive strike against a National Conservation Area designation on the lower Dolores River, Kinder Morgan's appeals court win, and a look at the immunization rates for measles, mumps, and rubella around the Four Corners area.
In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Lyn Patrick talks with Dr. Larry Palevsky, a board-certified pediatrician, about the recent measles outbreak that has led to blaming of parents who choose not to vaccinate their children, proposed legislation for mandatory vaccination, and vaccine safety and the potential risks of vaccination.
Living independently as an older person with a serious medical condition is dangerous if nobody can regularly check on their well-being. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Doris McDonald, CareLink Manager at Southwest Memorial Hospital, about technology that allows people to quickly contact emergency personnel in the event of an accident or health emergency.
Chewing tobacco is known to be strongly associated with a number of major health problems, including oral cancers, high blood pressure, and gum disease. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Meggie Curtis, Youth Programming Coordinator with the School Community Youth Collaborative, and Midge Kirk, Health Educator and Tobacco Specialist with the Montezuma County Public Health Department, about how local youth are highlighting the problems associated with chew, the upcoming "Through With Chew" week, and how people who use smokeless tobacco can get help to quit.
The tobacco industry represents corporate power that has been challenged by scientists, doctors, and journalists who exposed abuse of that power KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dan Zegart, an investigative journalist and author who chronicled the fight against Big Tobacco in the 1990s, about his work investigating that industry, and why a similar battle against fossil fuels energy industries may be coming as climate change becomes increasingly acute across the globe.
In an attempt to meet the ever widening problem of superweeds, a new herbicide combo that includes Roundup (glyphosate) and an older herbicide known as 2,4-D is being developed by the agricultural chemical industry. In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Lyn Patrick talks with Genna Reed from Food and Water Watch, and Bob Bragg, host of Ag Markets & More on KSJD, about the potential problems of fighting super weeds with super herbicides.
Recreational marijuana has been legal in Colorado for the past year, but pot shops have been slow in coming to Montezuma County. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Nate Fete, owner of "The Shop", the first recreational marijuana business to open in the county, about what customers can expect when they purchase weed, how to make sure marijuana is enjoyed safely, and what his business is doing to keep their product out of the hands of young people.