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Ending Stigma, Saving Lives

Airs at: Wed, 04/07/2021 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
Anyone’s Child and the Transform Drug Policy Foundation hosted a webinar recently entitled Take Drugs Seriously: Voices on the ground. On this week’s show we hear from some of the speakers, including Penny McCanny, the mother of Aidan and a campaigner with Anyone’s Child; P... Read more

Pacific Northwest needs to plan for needs of aging residents, doctor says

Airs at: Fri, 04/02/2021 at 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News
  With more and more people fully vaccinated, soon people will be able to start planning for what comes after the pandemic. COVID has exposed that "being well" requires a lot of individual needs being met, especially for older Americans.  KBOO's Annette Newell speaks with... Read more

Local Folks Podcast, Caregiving Edition. Episode 7

Airs at: Thu, 04/01/2021 at 6:00pm - Fri, 04/01/2022 at 6:00pm
Produced for Local Folks
In 1993 my dad, who was caring for my mom, died suddenly and unexpectedly. Mom could not live on her own, and she moved in with me here in Oregon. Because it all happened so fast, I had to learn on the job, so to speak, and the learning curve was really steep. In this final... Read more

Full Interview | Dr. Juniper Simonis

Airs at: Tue, 02/23/2021 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
  This is the full version of an interview with Dr. Juniper Simonis, an environmental scientist and data researcher with Dapper Stats and the Chemical Weapons Research Consortium, from the February 23, 2021 episode of Totality of Circumstances. Dr. Simonis witnessed the st... Read more

Local Folks Podcast, Caregiving Edition. Episode 6

Airs at: Mon, 03/15/2021 at 6:15pm - Tue, 03/15/2022 at 6:15pm
Produced for Local Folks
Caregiving is challenging and demanding in the best of circumstances, add in the complexities of dealing with hostile stepchildren and the situation becomes much more difficult. In this episode we meet Kay, who has been caring for her husband John since he was diagnosed wit... Read more

Local Folks Podcast, Caregiving Edition. Episode 5

Airs at: Mon, 03/01/2021 at 7:30pm - Tue, 03/01/2022 at 7:30pm
Produced for Local Folks
Caring for a spouse or partner who is suffering from advanced dementia is hard and emotionally draining work. In addition managing all the demands of providing care, there is the additional stress of watching someone you love gradually change and disappear. In this episode ... Read more

New approaches to people in mental-emotional crisis, with Kevin Fitts and Janie Gullickson

Airs at: Wed, 03/03/2021 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
  From a recent Willamette Week article, Oregon Considers a New Approach to People in Mental Crisis   Oregon House Bill 2980 would provide funding for three "peer respite centers"—short-term, homelike facilities for people experiencing mental health crises. Currently, p... Read more

Local Folks Podcast, Caregiving Edition. Episode 4

Airs at: Mon, 02/15/2021 at 7:45pm - Tue, 02/15/2022 at 7:45pm
Produced for Local Folks
How do you care for someone who is suffering from dementia, is in excellent health otherwise, and is adamant about living as independently as possible?  In this episode, we meet Brenda, who is caring for her mother. Unlike the living arrangements described in previous episo... Read more