Introducing: Making the Call
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As our policy makers, medical experts, and first responders grapple with the choices forced upon us by the novel Coronavirus, doctors and hosts Dr. Zeke Emanuel and Dr. Jonathan Moreno will guide us on the codes of ethics that are the backbone of modern medicine. They will answer the key questions raised by COVID – 19 including “How do we decide who gets a ventilator?” “Who, if anyone, can force you to stay home in the interest of public health” and “When there’s a vaccine, who will get it first?”. Join the “architect of the Affordable Care Act” and “the quietly most interesting bioethicist of our time” as they interrogate critical thinking in a time of crisis and show us what it means to be the ones MAKING THE CALL.

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Shaped by Dog with Susan Garrett
Shaped by Dog with Susan Garrett
Susan Garrett
Clicker Training: Will it Work for Every Dog?
Visit us at How do you decide when to use a clicker and what to use it for in dog training? That’s a question recently asked on my Instagram and what we’re covering in this episode. Is a clicker a good choice for your dog, or you as a trainer, or for the behavior you want to train? In the episode you'll hear: • About using clickers, markers and what conditioned reinforcers are. • The four things you can do when using reinforcement in your training. • The verbal markers I like to use and why I changed from “yes” to a short “good”. • Why we use a clicker and how it can reduce stress. • About the clicker's precision and how a precise tool helps our training. • Why a clicker is like a laser for training to isolate exact moments for your dog. • About knowing what your dog thinks you clicked, not what you think you clicked. • What I learned about getting what I click in the nineties when training a go out. • When I use a clicker. • The reasons to use reward throwing or food chucking in dog training. • What to do if you are luring to fade the lure as soon as you can. • How I inadvertently trained by dog Buzz to stop at the first weave pole. • The difference between gross behaviors, behaviors of motion, and precise moments in time. • Easy games to help improve your timing and skills with a clicker. Resources: • Video: 5 Games for Puppies - • Susan’s Instagram - • Blog Post: Three Different Types of Verbal Markers in Dog Training - • Blog Post: To Click or Not to Click, that is the Question - • Blog Post: When Clicking Goes Wrong - • Blog Post: Practical Videoing Tips - • Video: Target Training for Dogs Part Two - Step by Step Training Plan - • Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube -
22 min
Inside Appalachia
Inside Appalachia
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Leaning On Community For Sobriety During The Pandemic
Human beings are social creatures and the pandemic is taking a toll on all of us in one way or another. It’s also bringing to light just how important human connection is in our lives. This week on Inside Appalachia, we’ll hear from folks who are overcoming these challenges on top of maintaining sobriety and staying on the path to recovery. As we grapple with the immediate health emergency of the coronavirus pandemic -- and celebrate the hope found in vaccines and infections going down -- here in Appalachia we’re also struggling with two other public health crises: the opioid epidemic, and a large uptick in HIV cases. Researchers believe the crises are linked. West Virginia’s capital city of Charleston is currently experiencing the nation’s worst outbreak of HIV linked to injected drug use, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We’ll learn more about that next week, and hear from folks who worry that stigma and discrimination against people with substance use disorder is exacerbating the issue. Get Help If you, or a loved one, would like to talk with a professional counselor about recovery or addiction call 1-800-662-HELP or 1-800-662-4357. That’s the hotline for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. They offer free, confidential counseling. Finding Sobriety Before Ryan Elkins, a recovery coach in southern West Virginia could help others, he had to find peace within himself. “Which is something that I've lost along the way. So, it's really, really nice and comforting to know that I have this inner strength,” Elkins said. His mother died when he was 11 years old, and as a child, his father abused him. For a time, he found love and support after he left the state to move in with his mother’s extended family. But he said he couldn’t accept that love at the time. “They were so loving and caring that it scared me. I tried to avoid people.” Elkins is now a recovery coach in Lincoln County, West Virginia, and a student at Marshall University. Making Connections Fighting isolation is something that just about every human on the planet is struggling with right now. Some of the best tools for connecting are digital. For people in recovery, meetings on Zoom or Skype have become a lifeline to maintaining sobriety. With the digital format, there’s the opportunity to meet every day. Ashley Temple is a single mother with three kids who lives in Charleston, West Virginia. She works full time at a hospital and she’s a single mom. One of the communities hit hardest is Kermit, West Virginia. At the peak of the opioid crisis, drug companies sent 12 million hydrocodone pills to the town of about 350 people. Cars would line up at the one pharmacy with people waiting to pick up pain pills. The so-called pain clinics of a decade ago are gone. In their place, a continued need for addiction treatment and recovery resources. Telling Difficult Stories There are heroes among us who are trying to break down barriers. Several of them are featured in two Netflix documentaries, “Heroin(e)” and “Recovery Boys,” both directed by Elaine McMillion-Sheldon, and her husband Curren Sheldon. They are both West Virginia natives. Back in 2018, just after the release of “Recovery Boys,” Elaine sat down with Sarah Smarsh, host of a podcast called The Homecomers, to talk about what drove her to devote her career to telling stories about both the difficult realities, and the resilience of Appalachians.
54 min
The Cult Vault
The Cult Vault
#71 The Conspiracy Vault - Where is Shelly Miscavige?
In this episode of The Conspiracy Vault, we honour our coverage of Scientology on The Cult Vault by looking into the whereabouts and disappearance of Shelly Miscavige, high priestess and wife of Scientology Church Leader David Miscavige. Shelly hasn't been seen in public since 2007. Many theories have spread since her disappearance. But this episode also looks at other strange circumstances that go back to The Church of Scientology. ------------ Get In Touch ------------ Instagram: Twitter: Tumblr: Reddit: Gmail: Patreon: ( ) Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:
28 min
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