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In this episode, Dan Skinner (@danielrskinner) interviews Jess Hardin (@jesslhardin), formerly of the Youngstown Vindicator, now with Mahoning Matters (@MahoningMatters), about her coverage of disorganized ambulance services in the Mahoning Valley.

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Jud Brewer talks with Daron about navigating everyday addictions with curious awareness and the power of understanding what drives the behaviors we regret but keep repeating. 

Dr. Jud Brewer is an addiction psychiatrist who has been investigating habits for over 20 years. He’s the Director of Research and Innovation for the Mindfulness Center at Brown University

 

 In this episode, host Dan Skinner (@danielrskinner) interviewed Daveda Cunningham, Program Manager at ChildSight Ohio/Helen Keller International; Zulma Zabala, Chief Executive Officer at East End Neighborhood House; and Tracy Davidson, Vice President of Quality and Population Health Strategy for UnitedHealthcare.

In this episode, host Dan Skinner (@danielrskinner) interviewed Morgan Harper, candidate for the Democratic nomination for Congress in the 3rd district in Ohio. You can follow Morgan on Twitter at @mh4oh and learn more about the campaign at morganharper.org.

 

In our news round-up Dan discussed: 

 

 In this episode, host Dan Skinner (@danielrskinner) interviewed Bill and Jackie Ayars, co-founders of the Emerald Jenny Foundation. You can read all about the Emerald Jenny Foundation, their mission, as well as the life and legacy of Jennifer Emerald Ayars, at https://www.emeraldjennyfoundation.org. You can follow the foundation on Twitter at @emeraldjennyfdn.

In this episode, host Dan Skinner (@danielrskinner) interviewed Dr. Jason Reece, who is currently Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning at the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University. In the interview, Dan and Jason discussed some of the amazing work Jason is involved with. Be sure to check out the website for Move to Prosper.

 In this episode, host Dan Skinner (@danielrskinner) interviewed Dr. Ray Bignall. You can follow him on Twitter at @DrRayMD. If you are interested in learning more, check out this Overview of the Kidney from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and this Overview of Chronic Kidney Disease from NIDDKD.

  

In this episode, host Dan Skinner (@danielrskinner) interviewed Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley. You can follow her on Twitter at @nanwhaley and also check out her podcast, Carry as You Climb.

In this episode, host Dan Skinner (@danielrskinner) interviewed Senator Tina Maharath. Senator Maharath represents Ohio’s 3rd Senate district, is the ranking minority member on the Local Government, Public Safety and Veterans Affairs committee, and sits on the Health, Human Services and Medicaid committee. You can follow her on Twitter at @TinaOHSen3

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Nov 15, 2017

Once again, Greek life at American colleges is under scrutiny – this time after the death of a 20-year-old fraternity pledge at Florida State University. FSU has suspended Greek activities.

In Pennsylvania, Penn State students are being charged in the death of a pledge.

Twenty-five years ago, two pals went out for a seafood dinner while vacationing in the Bahamas. What could be better than some fresh grouper steaks and a night on the town without the wives?

Um, plenty.

A few hours after dinner, the men started having stomach pains and diarrhea. Their legs began to tingle and burn. And their sense of temperature went haywire: Ice felt hot while fire felt cool.

All the while, their wives were completely fine — until they had sex with their hubbies.

HIV has reappeared in the blood of two Boston patients who scientists had hoped had been cured of their infections.

This disappointing development, reported by The Boston Globe's Kay Lazar, is yet another cautionary tale of how researchers can never afford to underestimate the human immunodeficiency virus's ability to hide out in patients' bodies and overcome their most ingenious efforts to eliminate it.