Air Pollution | Mental Health Program | 'The Spirit Of Dialogue'

Sep 21, 2017
Originally published on September 21, 2017 3:13 pm

The University of Washington’s Julian Marshall joins us to explain the significance of a 10-year air pollution study that found that air quality improved overall, but was worse for people of color, regardless of income.

In Lane County, people struggling with mental health can now fill out a voluntary mental health consent form, providing medical details and emergency contacts to law enforcement. The program was recently launched by Lane County Behavioral Health, in the hope of helping first responders better react to mental health crises without making arrests.

Oregon State University geography professor Aaron Wolf has traveled the world helping negotiate water conflicts. Even though he’s a scientist, he’s relied on a variety of spiritual practices in his work, which he writes about in his new book, “The Spirit of Dialogue: Lessons from Faith Traditions in Transforming Conflict.”

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