LISTEN (30 Minutes) These are stories from 2001, about people who have had colonoscopies. It includes “news” about colonoscopies from 2001 – including a new idea for how to do them more easily. Interestingly, virtual colonoscopies have become an even more popular way to get them done – that’s a technology hardly anyone knew about in 2001.
LISTEN (22 MINUTES) “Heart failure,” happens when the heart can’t pump properly. Usually, it’s a disease of old age. But Collin Johnston was in his 20s when he was diagnosed with heart failure. To save his life, Collin got a try at a heart transplant, but snow got in the way. Over time, snow became part of teaching him about how to take each day as it comes. From KGNU Producer Shelley Schlender. Continue reading →
Some call the Harvard educated Dr. Andrew Weil the father of holistic health and New Age Medicine. He’s credited with establishing the field integrative medicine which strives to combine alternative and conventional medicine. And now, he’s launched a new venture, through his now cook book, True Food, and his brand new True Food Restaurant. But while the recipes are wonderful, and the restaurant is beautiful, what about the noise level? And will we have the courage to point that problem out to him during the interview? And what will he say? Listen in to find out.
Thank you for the beautiful documentary about Brian and the Emergency Vet that was there for him. The story was serendipitous for us. This year we lost our 14 year old dog Marble. We loved her deeply. The vet that helped her find her way to the next world was as kind and caring as the vet in your documentary. It made her passing somewhat easier knowing that the vet really cared too. We now have a new puppy. Her name is Belle and she is as beautiful and loving as our Marble was. I am so glad that we decided to let another dog friend into our lives. Thank you for sharing the very difficult story. Warm regards, -M
Hi Shelley, We have not met but I have volunteered at KGNU, and I am a huge fan of the station. I feel like I know everyone there because I listen so much and I’m familiar with all of your voices! I heard your segment this morning about your dog and the vet clinic and was very moved. My husband and I just lost our dog last month and had a very similar experience at the vet. I have also wondered what it must be like to work in this field. Listening to your piece today was very touching and I appreciate it very much. Thank you for your excellent work. - Amy
LISTEN (4 minutes) Snow on trees that still have leaves can break a lot of branches. To prevent this damage, let’s follow a Boulder tree expert into a backyard full of snow and trees. Josh Morin is with Taddiken Tree Company. He shares how homeowners can protect trees, plus what NOT to do. And here’s a more detailed version, with more information LISTEN (15 minutes)
LISTEN (5 1/2 minutes), as we visit the home of Dug Steen, where he and other dads play board games with their kids that include Pit, Thunderstone, something to do with kangaroos and pigs, and some of the games from their own game invention company, Crooked Smiles.
When it comes to Facebook, you’re supposed to be at least 13 before you start using it. So naturally, many kids figure out a way to sign up when they’re younger, by giving a fake age that’s older. Up next, we share a story from Casey Middle School journalist Audrey. Audrey signed up for Facebook pretending to be much older than she really was. Then she became the target of a stranger who kept trying to connect with her, over and over and over. Eventually, he tried to talk her into meeting him in person. Up next, Audrey’s story about Pasqual, and why her fears grew that he was a cyberstalker.