As Colorado's population continues to grow there will be growing pains. Air population is one of those pains. According to state health reports the two air pollutants that cause the most problems in Colorado are ground level ozone and PM2.5. But we can take control. Clean The Air Foundation is a nonprofit that helps Colorado citizens who suffer from asthma or other environment-related breathing disorders by improving the air in which we breathe. This week we sit down with Clean The Air Foundation director Mark Zeigler. He discusses the need for the program and how the group is helping young people with scholarship opportunities.
The statistics for adults falls as related to fatalities is staggering. Not just the Emergency room visits but the precipitating health effects. This week we look at the numbers and get some medical expertise from acclaimed medical physician Dr. Jonathan Zonca. He lays out the facts and slides in some advice on monitoring drug interactions.
This week is National Suicide Prevention Week. Over the last few years suicide rates increased nationally and in our state. Currently Colorado is ranked ninth in the nation for suicide fatalities. We speak with Andrew Romanoff. He is the President and CEO for the non-profit group Mental Health Colorado. He shares his insights on this alarming trend and the steps his organization is taking to raise awareness and provide avenues of hope.
September is National Preparedness Month. We take a look back at the 2013 Colorado Flood that impacted the region. We are joined by guests Natriece Bryant and Iain Hyde from DOLA. They discuss the impact of the 2013 flood and the steps taken since to limit devastation in the future. We talk about how you can be prepared when an emergency happens.
Music is the backdrop of modern life. It can send you back in time, capture a moment, or solidify a bond. More than just a side note, music can heal. This week we discuss music therapy. Our guest is Anastasia Canfield from the Colorado Association of Music Therapy.