T-Wolf Talk is Rev 89’s Public Affairs show which covers issues that affect CSU-Pueblo and the Pueblo Community. These issues range from public service announcements to behaviors that plagues or lifts the community up. Send topic suggestions to email@example.com.
Dr. Nerenberg and the Clean Needle Exchange Program
Dr. Michael Nerenberg discussed the creation of the Southern Colorado Harm Reduction Association program. He explained how he had previously worked as an emergency room physician in 2010 and saw the first heroin overdose cases in Pueblo. He noted that it was rare to see overdoses from heroin addicts and that they increased daily from 2011-2012. He noted that even neonatal addiction began increasing and that the birth of the opioid epidemic in Pueblo began in 2011. Dr. Nerenberg noted that harm reduction and treatment are different. He initiated the clean needle exchange program as a means to reduce harm for law enforcement officers conducting pat-down searches of those addicted. Initially, the SCARA program began in a park with only a few participants. The program eventually grew and they now conduct clean needle exchanges Tuesdays and Saturdays for three to four hours. Part of his program is to help them treat their addiction; provide narcan to his participants to revive others if they accidentally overdose.
Tim Trujillo and Fire Safety
Tim Trujillo from the Pueblo Fire Department Station #1 discussed fire safety tips to prevent wildland and campfires. He discussed some of the calls surrounding the homeless camp fires that have been increasing in Pueblo.
The Institute of Cannabis Research
The Institute of Cannabis Research at Colorado State University-Pueblo has released the results of a study on the impacts of legalized cannabis on Pueblo County. A preliminary report was presented to the Pueblo Board of County Commissioners on March 12. The complete 200+-page study is available online at www.csupueblo.edu/ICR. Commissioner Sal Pace and Director of the ICR Dr. Rick Kremenski discussed the results of the study.
CSU-Pueblo is the first four-year, regional comprehensive university in the United States to establish a multi-disciplinary Institute of Cannabis Research. The Pueblo Board of County Commissioners allocated $50,000 of marijuana excise tax revenues for CSU-Pueblo to conduct a study regarding the impacts this legalization has had on Pueblo County. The County requested the study of social, economic, water and energy impacts as well as a recommendation regarding the buffer zone to reduce cross-contamination between low THC and high THC grow operations.
Pueblo County United Way
Rev89 Public Affairs Director Kat Howard interviewed Andrea Aragon, the President and CEO of the Pueblo County United Way, about the United Way’s mission statement, programs, campaigns and upcoming events. The United Way’s Middle School Mentoring program offers a positive role model for middle school aged kids who are struggling socially, emotionally and academically. This program accepts volunteers from the community to mentor kids throughout Pueblo. Click here to listen to the full interview.
William Fortune, Communications Specialist for the American Red Cross discussed services and support offered by the Red Cross, winter safety tips, volunteering opportunities at the local Red Cross chapters, as well as fire safety and active shooter training offered by the Red Cross. Click here to listen to the full interview.
Pueblo City-County Health Department Food Inspector, Josh Gallegos, discussed best practices for food safety, preparing holiday foods and storage for the upcoming holiday season. Click here to listen to the full interview.
Kat Howard, the public affairs director for KTSC-FM, talked about the national public health epidemic for opioids and how it is effecting the Pueblo community with Leo Ybarra (project specialist) and Sarah Joseph (public information officer) from the Pueblo City-County Health Department. They talked about resources available in the community as well as signs of addiction, effects to user’s, the increase in crime rates and warning signs. Click here to listen to the full interview.
Kat Howard, the Public Affairs Director for KTSC-FM, interviewed the Specialist for School Bullying Prevention and Education for Pueblo City Schools, Tara Roybal. They discussed the issue of bullying in schools, what to do if your child is being bullied, prevention tips and what the school district does to help educate and prevent bullying. Click here to listen to the full interview.
FAFSA & Financial Aid
Kat Howard discussed the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid with CSU-Pueblo Student Financial Services Counselors Robin Young and Becky Hunter. They talked about the tax returns and documents students need to bring to financial aid and common myths associated with FAFSA. Click here to listen to the full interview.
Campus Safety and Preventing Car Break-Ins
Dez Rowe interviewed Sargent Thurston from the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office. They discussed campus safety issues and how students can prevent the current issue of car break-ins on and off campus. Click here to listen to the full interview.
Human Trafficking Prevention Workshop
Dez Rowe interviewed CSU-Pueblo Adjunct Professor and former NYPD Officer Tiffany Grainger about the current issue of human trafficking. They discussed issues of human trafficking such as the warning signs, what to do if you suspect someone is involved and the upcoming workshop on how to prevent human trafficking that will be held in Colorado Springs on November 3, 2017. Click here to listen to the full interview.
CSU-Pueblo Rock Enroll October and FAFSA
Kat Howard, Public Affairs Director for KTSC-FM, interviewed Derek Lopez, the Director of the Center for Academic Enrichment at CSU-Pueblo. They discussed how new or current students can get advised and registered for the Spring 2018 semester and the FAFSA application. Click here to listen to the full interview.
CSU-Pueblo Enrollment for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018
Spencer Daniels interviewed Chrissy Holliday, the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at CSU-Pueblo. They discussed the process of applying to become a student, the university’s current and projected enrollment rates and the process of recruiting new students. Click here to listen to the full interview.
Student Veterans of America Chapter at CSU-Pueblo
Kat Howard interviewed James Edwards, the President of the SVA Chapter on the CSU-Pueblo campus to talk about the significance of the upcoming Bataan Memorial Death March that will be held at the CSU-Pueblo campus on October 7, 2017. Click here to listen to the full interview. Original Air Date: October 1, 2017, 07:34 AM MT.
CSU-Pueblo Foundation & Give Day
Kat Howard interviewed Nick Potter, the Chief Operations Officer and Sammi Mutz, Annual Giving Manger, from the CSU-Pueblo Foundation to talk about ways to donate, the mission of the Foundation, and Give Day coming up on October 6th. Click here to listen to the full interview. Original Air Date: October 1, 2017, 07:15 AM MT.
Foster Care Families Needed In Pueblo
Kat Howard, Public Affairs Director for KTSC-FM, interviewed Glen Estrada and Patricia Cosyleon about the growing need for foster care homes in the Pueblo area. They discussed the qualifications for becoming a foster care family and some of the common myths associated with being a foster family or child and upcoming orientations. Click here to listen to the full interview. Original Air Date: October 1, 2017, 07:00 AM MT
Student Engagement and Leadership at CSU-Pueblo
Members from the CSU-Pueblo Student Engagement and Leadership discussed the importance of freshman and current students getting involved on campus. They also gave us a recap of Pack Fest, provided different ways for students to find current activities and events happening on campus, and employment opportunities at SEAL. Click here to listen to the full interview. Original Air Date: September 24, 2017 at 07:20 AM MT
Tim Trujillo and Fire Safety
Fire Fighter for Fire Station #1 in Pueblo, Tim Trujillo, talked about fire safety, the importance of checking and having working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in your home, and how to extinguish common types fires. Click here to listen to the full interview. Original Air Date: September 24, 2017 at 07:00 AM MT
Suicide Awareness Week Events and Discussion with the Pueblo City-County Health Department
Public Information Officer for the Pueblo City-County Health Department Sarah Joseph and Linsey Dunbar, Health Promotion Specialist for PCCHD, discussed their upcoming community event “Save A Life: How To Screen A Loved One For Suicide” as well as bullying, teen suicide, suicide awareness and mental health and wellness in honor of National Suicide Awareness Week beginning Sunday, September 10, 2017. Click here to listen to full interview. Original Air Date: September 10, 2017 07:00 AM MT
Parkview Opts Out of Medical Assisted Death
Vice President of Medical Affairs at Parkview Medical Center Dr. Steven Nafziger spoke about the hospital’s decision to opt out of Proposition 106 the Colorado End of Life Options Act. St. Mary Corwin also opted out, but were unavailable for interview. Dr. Nafziger also discussed the impact Obamacare has had on Parkview and how it is prepared for changing legislation.
Click here to listen to full interview. Original Air Date: March 5, 2017 07:00 AM MT
Suicide Prevention Awareness
Director of Behavioral Health at Pueblo Community Health Center Cindy Jimenez joined us to discuss the many factors that lead to suicide as well as ways to prevent it. This discussion came in light of a recent cluster of youth suicides in the Southern Colorado area.
Click here to listen to full interview. Original Air Date: Feb. 26, 2017 07:00 AM MT
Beverly Duran, executive director of Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation, sat down to discuss various scholarship opportunities available through the organization. Scholarships range in eligibility and reward. One of the scholarships is the direct result of taxes on marijuana sales.
Click here to listen to full interview. Original Air Date: Feb. 19, 2017 07:00 AM MT
Institute of Cannabis Research
Jen Mullin joined us to talk about the newly formed Institute of Cannabis Reasearch at CSU-Pueblo. We discussed what the institute was doing, how it came to CSU-Pueblo, what the research would be, what it could mean for the community and the school, as well as other issues regarding the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado.
Click here to listen to full interview. Original Air Date: Dec. 11, 2016 07:00 AM MT
Pueblo County Health Department Talks Influenza
Health Department joined us to discussed ways to prevent getting the flu, some myths and facts regarding the flu, and the Pueblo Health Departments role in regards to this issue.
Click here to listen to full interview. Original Air Date: Nov. 13, 2016 07:30 AM MT
Pueblo County Clerk Talks 2016 Ballot
Gilbert Ortiz joined us to breakdown the 2016 ballot issues as they affect Pueblo and the state of Colorado. Issues were discussed from a nonpartisan view point.
Click here to listen to full interview. Original Air Date: Nov. 6, 2016 07:00 PM MT
Pueblo County Health Department Talks Food Safety
Pueblo County Health Department discusses proper food safety in regards to the Holiday season. The correct way to handle food throughout the process of preparation, cooking and cleaning is discussed.
Click here to listen to full interview. Original Air Date: Oct. 30, 2016 07:05 AM MT
Pueblo United Way
Andrea Aragon with the Pueblo United Way joined us to discuss what the program does to help individuals and organizations in the community. We discussed the mentoring program, a tax audit program as well as fundraising efforts by the organization which it then gives to those in need.
Click here to listen to full interview. Original Air Date: Oct. 23, 2016 07:05 AM MT
American Civil Liberties Union Speaker:
Kathleen Hynes joined us to discuss the “Know Your Rights” training taking place on Oct. 20, 2016 as well as other work that the ACLU does. We discussed civil rights ranging from protection against discrimination, juvenile solitary confinement and what to do if stopped by law enforcement. More information can be found at ACLU website.
Click here to listen to full interview. Original Air Date: Oct. 16, 2016 07:05 AM MT
CSU-Pueblo Give Day:
Nick Potter from the CSU-Pueblo Foundation office came in to speak about the first annual Give Day and what it means for donors and students.
Click here to listen to full interview. Original Air Date: Oct. 13, 2016 09:00 AM MT
Health Education at CSU-Pueblo:
President & CEO of Parkview Medical Center Mike Baxter sat down with us to discuss the donation to CSU-Pueblo, the nursing shortage plaguing the world, and health care in the Pueblo community.
Click here to listen to full interview. Original Air Date: Oct. 9, 2016 07:05 AM MT
Joe Franta, interim associate dean of nursing at CSU-Pueblo, spoke to us about how the department will be expanding because of the donation from Parkview. We also discuss the nursing shortage and what the nursing program has to offer students.
Click here to listen to full interview. Original Air Date: Oct. 9, 2016 07:30 AM Mt
National Preparedness/Fire Prevention Month:
American Red Cross Public Information Officer Bill Fortune sat down with us to talk about the month of September as National Preparedness Month and what you can do to prepare for when disaster hits. We also talked about Fire Prevention Month in October and what the Red Cross is doing to prevent home fires.
Click here to listen to full interview. Original Air Date: Oct. 2, 2016 07:05 AM MT
Pueblo’s Combat Against Opioid Addiction:
Zeke Knocks, chief of the drug enforcement task force, spoke with us about the growing epidemic around the nation regarding opioid and heroin abuse. She talked about the collaboration between the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration to create the “Chasing the Dragon” documentary showing the life of a drug addict. You can watch the complete documentary by clicking this link. Chasing the Dragon
Click here to listen to full interview. Original Air Date: Sept. 25, 2016 07:05 AM MT
Lindsay Reeves, community engagement director for Pueblo Triple Aim, also met with us to discuss what local organizations are doing to stop the spread of drug addiction in Pueblo. We talked about the Pueblo Heroin Task Force and what it is doing for the future of the community.
Click here to listen to full interview. Original Air Date: Sept. 25, 2016 07:20 AM MT
On the Move Campaign Conclusion:
Todd Kelly, CEO of the CSU-Pueblo Foundation, joined us in the studio to discuss the success of the foundation’s $25 million campaign.
Click here to listen to full interview. Original Air Date: Sept. 18, 2016 07:30 AM MT
Upcoming Ballot Measure:
Rod Slyhoff, President & CEO of Greater Pueblo Chamber, spoke with us about a ballot issue for the November 2016 ballot. The ballot measure would repurpose money to improve transportation and other aspects of the Pueblo community.
Click here to listen to full interview. Original Air Date: Aug. 30, 2016 09:30 AM MT
Colorado State Fair New General Manager:
Sarah Cummings took the reigns for the Colorado State Fair held on the Pueblo Fair Grounds. She joined us to talk about what to expect at the 2016 State Fair and what the future of the fair could look like.
Click here to listen to full interview. Original Air Date: Aug. 23, 2016 09:20 AM MT
We caught up with Sarah Cummings again after the conclusion of the 2016 Colorado State Fair.
Click here to listen to full interview. Original Air Date: Sept. 13, 2016 09:30 AM MT