John Lotysz is fighting prostate cancer, he has a message for you

John Lotysz
American

John Lotysz formed half of “The Low Down” radio show that aired on KNOX-AM in Grand Forks with the other half being his son Greg.  John joined MacTalk to discuss his fight with prostate cancer and to give every man some advice relative to prostate health.

With the mass shooting in Las Vegas so recent in our memory, we’ll talk to John (an avid gun owner and hunter) about his thoughts on current discussions about new gun legislation.

 

THE WALKER MUSEUM OF ART & THE HEALTHCARE DEBATE: Dakota Huseby

Dakota Huseby

Dakota Huseby joined us to discuss her thoughts on America’s healthcare system (not a fan).  The daughter a father who was in the insurance industry believes the nation should move to a system that is controlled by the Federal Government.

Always smart and never shy about her opinions, interesting stuff.

THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND MY SON’S SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY: Tony Pulkrabek

Tony Pulkrabek is a farmer from Sherak, Minnesota, he joined MacTalk today to discuss his family’s fight with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a physical condition that effects his son and the role that the Affordable Care Act has played in ensuring that his family has continued to be insurable.  He believes it’s important that you hear what he has to say.

 

TALKING ABOUT SUICIDE: Sandy Kovar, Co-Founder TEARS — PART 2

Sandy Kovar
Co-Founder, TEARS

Sandy Kovar, co-founder of the Altru Health System suicide awareness and prevention program Together We Educate About the Reality of Suicide  (TEARS) joins us to talk about mental health in our community.  Sandy discusses the need to talk about suicide in order to bring it out of the shadows and into the light of day in order to help individuals and families deal with and accept mental health issues as a normal part of one’s healthcare.

Sandy addresses questions about:

(1)  What age can suicide be discussed with family members?

(2)  The frustration of failing to prevent suicide.

(3)  Things to avoid saying when a family deals with suicide.

(4)  Living with suicide as a parent.

A GREAT INTERVIEW with a member of our community who has dedicated herself to preventing suicide.

TALKING ABOUT SUICIDE: Sandy Kovar, Co-Founder TEARS — PART 1

Sandy Kovar
Co-Founder, TEARS

Sandy Kovar, co-founder of the Altru Health System suicide awareness and prevention program Together We Educate About the Reality of Suicide  (TEARS) joins us to talk about mental health in our community.  Sandy discusses the need to talk about suicide in order to bring it out of the shadows and into the light of day in order to help individuals and families deal with and accept mental health issues as a normal part of one’s healthcare.

Sandy addresses questions about:

(1)  What age can suicide be discussed with family members?

(2)  The frustration of failing to prevent suicide.

(3)  Things to avoid saying when a family deals with suicide.

(4)  Living with suicide as a parent.

A GREAT INTERVIEW with a member of our community who has dedicated herself to preventing suicide.

 

 

 

SUNSHINE HOSPITALITY HOME: Theresa Garbe

Theresa Garbe
CEO
Sunshine Memorial Foundation

The Altru Campus in Grand Forks will soon have a new hospitality home for families of patients receiving treatments in Grand Forks.  The facility will house up to 64 people in 14 different rooms and has drawn donations from throughout the region.

Theresa Garbe, the CEO of The Sunshine Memorial Foundation which is dedicated to the memory of Shannon “Sunshine” Larson, joined MacTalk for a discussion on the project, the upcoming ground breaking ceremony and the excitement in the region for the facility.