“Chocolate: A Cultural Encyclopedia” ~ Profile of Juanita Helphrey at the ND Native American Hall of Honor ~ Pandemic Update ~ Rural Mental Health

Monday, October 10 – NDSU Professor Ross Collins is the author of “Chocolate. A Cultural Encyclopedia. No food in the world can offer such a rich history as chocolate. The book is a comprehensive look at the history of cocoa from the ancient Mesoamerican beginnings to its ubiquity in Europe, North America and the rest of the world.~~~Today is Columbus Day, but the second Monday in October is also celebrated as Peoples Day Today, we recognize the latter by sharing a profile of Juanita J. Helphrey, one of the 2022 inductees into the North Dakota Native Hall of Honor.~~~How will we know the pandemic is over?This question is discussed in an excerpt from Conversations on Healthcare as hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter visit Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo, head of the Pandemic Center at Brown University School of Public Health.~~~Two-thirds of farmers say the pandemic has affected their mental health. The US Department of Agriculture has funds to help with mental health, and as Kendall Crawford reports for Harvest Public Media, some Midwestern states are distributing the resources not just to farmers, but also to businesses and community members. with which they interact.

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