In the featured story for the episode, Compass producer Laura Kay Prosser meets with Stevens Community Medical Center Psychiatric Nurse Kathy Tysdal as she demonstrates how telemedicine can be used to help patients experiencing loneliness and depression. Pioneer’s General Manager, Les Heen, hosts an in-studio discussion with Essentia Health Director of Telehealth, Maureen Ideker, and John Goodman, Chief Executive Officer of A-vu Media, about the latest trends in telemedicine
For the featured regional author spotlight, Prosser interviews poet Saara Raappana of Marshall about her chapbook of poems "Milk Tooth, Levee, Fever" which explores themes of everyday life like hunting, nature and greek mythology.
For more information visit:
Article about Essentia Health’s Telemedicine program
A-vu Media’s web site
Saara Raappana’s web site
Compass is recorded, produced and edited by Laura Kay Prosser, Pioneer’s public affairs journalist. Corporate support for the program is provided by contributions from the Leo P. Flynn Estate and the Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council. Viewers with story ideas and issues they would like to see discussed on Compass are encouraged to contact Pioneer Public Television via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the station at 1-800-726-3178.
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