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Episode Two

Reducing Utah’s Suicide Epidemic

Utah’s suicide rate consistently ranks above the national average. What factors contribute to this high rate, why do rural counties struggle more than metropolitan ones, and how has the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to Utahns’ anxiety and stress levels? Learn about agencies in your area that provide support and “postvention", and other ways local agencies are working to save lives.

[Watch Clip | Surviving Suicide and COVID-19]


Panelists:

Dr. Doug Gray - Suicidologist and Psychiatrist, University of Utah School of Medicine

Taryn Aiken Hiatt - Area Director (Utah & Nevada), American Foundation of Suicide Prevention

Melanie Davis - Founder & Clinical Director of Empath Healing

Original Air Date: May 22, 2020
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Episode Three

How Teachers Teach Without Classrooms

Utah ranks last in the nation for per-pupil education spending. Utah's teachers are paid far below the national average, resulting in a consistent shortage of qualified educators. Learn about Utah teachers fight for higher pay, more funding for students, and smaller classroom sizes, and how education has changed in the wake of COVID-19. Plus, solutions for educators and parents.

Panelists:

Heidi Matthews - President, Utah Education Association

Sydnee Dickson - Superintendent, Utah State Board of Education

Kathryn Kay Coquemont, Ph.D. - Associate Vice President for Student Success, Lake Community College

Original Air Date: May 29, 2020
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Past Episodes | Watch Now!

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Episode One

The COVID-19 pandemic has had lasting effects on Utahns’ wallets — from furloughed workers struggling to pay rent to small business owners fighting to keep doors open. And for those who do get sick, what happens after the hospital bill arrives? Community experts give us a rundown of the resources available for Utahns who have experienced negative economic impacts due to the coronavirus.

[Watch Clip | From Spirits to Sanitizer]


Panelists:

Zee Min Xiao - Director of the Mayor’s Office for New Americans, Salt Lake County Office of Economic Development

Ryan Starks - Managing Director, Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Kate Rubalcava - CEO of Utah Non Profits Association

Original Air Date: May 15, 2020
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