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Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina; Plus: September is Suicide Prevention Month, what you need to know

Hosted by Jeannine Etter and Brian Edwards-Tiekert

0:08 – Hurricane Florence makes landfall on the North Carolina coast. We’re first by Brian’s Aunt Kathleen (Kathleen Knottage) a retired nurse practitioner who evacuated out of the Wilmington area down the coast to Charleston. Then, John Murawski (@johnmurawski), staff writer for the Raleigh News and Observer covering health care and the environment, gives a report on the nuclear power plants in the storm’s path. Then we hear from Dr. Kirsten Corbosiero (@ProfCorbosiero) is associate professor with the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences at UAlbany. She studies hurricane formation as well as the structure and intensity change of tropical cyclones.

To discuss the environmental health impacts, we’re joined by Dr. Sacoby Wilson is a professor with the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health at the University of Maryland School of Public Health (@UMDPublicHealth). He focuses on environmental health impacts and environmental justice research in the Southeastern United States, including South Carolina.  

0:34 – September is Suicide Prevention Month. We speak with Cristina Rita, a Program Coordinators with the Community Education Program Crisis Support Services of Alameda County, and provides workshops in the community about suicide prevention.

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