A recent report from the state of Colorado shows the impact that poverty is having on children in Montezuma County. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Vangi McCoy, Coordinator at the Montelores Early Childhood Council, about how growing up poor can adversely affect the education, health, and futures of our kids.
In this episode of KSJD's monthly veteran's affairs program, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Bert Valencia and Darla Sanders of local VFW Post 5231 about the latest reports of problems at VA medical centers across the country and long waiting times for veterans and what this situation is like in the Four Corners area. Also, a new Veterans Outreach Center is set to open in Cortez, and event announcements for October and November.
Southwest Open School in Cortez (SWOS) has built a new health clinic building on their campus that will be critical in continuing to addressing student health issues. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with SWOS Director Jennifer Carter and Shannon Wells, the SWOS Health Clinic Coordinator, about how the new health clinic building will serve students and why they have started a new capital campaign at the school to further improve school facilities.
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.
The term "organic" is widely used in food labeling, but what does it really mean? In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Lyn Patrick and KSJD's Tom Yoder discuss how the term "organic" is defined, how organic food is certified, and why eating organic food is beneficial to your health.
Providing emergency medical services in southeast Utah can be challenging in remote areas where hospital emergency rooms can be many miles away. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with San Juan County Utah EMS Director Linda Larson and Assistant Emergency Manager Tammy Gallegos about how they make sure the people of southeast Utah are cared for in the event of an emergency.
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.
Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer in the United States, typically developing on skin exposed to the sun. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dr. Jill Schenk, a family physician with Southwest Memorial Physicians, about ways to prevent skin cancer and how it can be diagnosed and treated.