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Janet Saidi

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Social Justice and Loss: 'Cumulative Losses Can Really Compromise Our Ability to Cope'

Social Justice and Loss: 'Cumulative Losses Can Really Compromise Our Ability to Cope'

Tashel Bordere is a specialist in youth development with the University of Missouri’s Department of Human Development and Family Science. She researches grief and loss in African-American youth.

She spoke with host Janet Saidi about cumulative loss and its impact on marginalized communities during the on-going coronavirus pandemic, as well as the nationwide protests following the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police.

This is an excerpt from KBIA’s daily talk show, the Check-In with Janet Saidi, on Wednesday, June 3. You can hear the full show – here.

Hospital COVID-19 Preparation: 'There is a Great Deal of Sharing Among All Facilities'

Hospital COVID-19 Preparation: 'There is a Great Deal of Sharing Among All Facilities'

During the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses have been playing a larger-than-ever role in response to the crisis.

So, Dr. Mary Beck, the Chief Nursing Officer for University of Missouri Health Care and a professor at MU’s Sinclair School of Nursing, spoke about some of the ways nurses have been trained and are continuing to get prepared for a potential COVID-19 surge.

This is an excerpt from KBIA’s daily talk show, the Check-In with Janet Saidi, on Wednesday, April 15. You can hear the full show – here.

Family Medicine and COVID-19: 'Anything We Can Manage at Home, We Manage at Home'

Family Medicine and COVID-19: 'Anything We Can Manage at Home, We Manage at Home'

Dr. Michael Lefevre is the interim chair of MU’s Department of Family Medicine. He researches best practices in family medicine and public health, and is a physician himself.

He spoke about how the field of family medicine is changing during the COVID-19 pandemic to protect staff and patients – and to keep the most vulnerable among us, safe.

This is an excerpt from KBIA’s daily talk show, the Check-In with Janet Saidi, on Monday, April 13. You can hear the full show – here

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