Peter Goodman and Walt Rubel update listeners on the latest information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic as a part of Speak Up, Las Cruces.
It's been a busy week of COVD news - cases are continuing to rise at alarming rates, local hospitals are filling up and NM Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham updated her public health order with new restrictions. Host MaryAnn Digman gives her perspective on these developments and pushes back against those who claim new restrictions violate their constitutional rights.
Peter Goodman and Walt Rubel update listeners on the latest information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic as a part of Speak Up, Las Cruces. Doña Ana County Commissioner Shannon Reynolds joined them to give details on his proposal to strengthen enforcement on masks.
Host MaryAnn Digman interviews educator and current Dist 37 State Senator Bill Soules on how the Coronavirus is effecting K-12 education. The challenges of broadband access, distance learning, children with special needs, and hybrid models are discussed.
Host MaryAnn Digman gives us the latest on what's going with COVID-19 in our area plus she gives some tips on how to vote safely.
Host MaryAnn Digman talks to Doña Ana County Commissioner Shannon Reynolds about how he is approaching the pandemic in his role as a county leader and what the current conditions of the virus are in the county.
MaryAnn Digman talked to Spokesman David Morgan and Advanced Infectious Disease Epidemiologist Dr. Salina Torres from the New Mexico Department of Health about what their jobs are like when a global pandemic is happening and the projects they're working on to help keep us as safe as possible.
Host MaryAnn Digman gives us a review of the latest information on Covid-19 as it effects our county, state and nation. In this edition, Mary Ann gives tips for staying safe during holiday traveling.
MaryAnn Digman reviews the latest news related to COVID-19 both nationally and locally, including the cases of "long-haulers" - people that suffer severe coronavirus symtoms over many weeks.
Host MaryAnn Digman interviews John Kutinac, LPCC Experienced counselor and therapist in Las Cruces. John explains how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting his practice and many of his patients. John sees people both via Zoom, Facetime, on the phone as well as in person. Those in person patients wear masks and all are socially distanced.
John reviewes how increased stress is affecting his patients especially parents and educators who are also parents. The multiple competing priorities can be problematic. John also mentions that some people with anxiety or social disorders are comforted by not needing to interact with others, and that patients who have compulsively washed their hands are feeling affirmed. John's overall recommendations are to pay attention to our mental health, as well as our attentiveness to avoid COVID-19, and that exercise, eating well, getting plenty of sleep and using self soothing methods are even more important.
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