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Behavioral health, and Sioux Falls' 'Sustainability and Climate Action Plan'

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When it comes to talking to your kids about climate change, the most important thing is to be willing to have the conversation.

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After 18 months of planning, Sioux Falls has established the Sustainability and Climate Action Plan. This effort aims to improve water quality, reduce waste, and increase recycling. Holly Meier is the sustainability coordinator for the city.

Ivermectin is a drug used by veterinarians to treat parasite infestations in animals. The Senate Health and Human Services Committee debated House Bill 1267. This bill would allow more personnel in the health field to prescribe this drug for use as a COVID-19 therapy. We listen in on a summary of the debate.

A new Avera behavioral health building is set to open on its 69th street campus. It will offer an expansion of services along with new services and programs. Matt Stanley, DO is a psychiatrist with Avera, and Walter Panzirer is a trustee with the Helmsley Charitable Trust.

Remember that year when hardly anyone died from influenza in South Dakota? Kevin Woster joins us for a look at the intersection between COVID precautions and flu precautions and how it's not too late to continue virus mitigation measures.

A Sioux Falls Chef is a semifinalist for the prestigious James Beard Award. The award is one of the highest honors for exceptional achievement in the culinary arts. If awarded, Michael Haskett of Sioux Fall’s M.B. Haskett would be the first South Dakotan to receive the Best Chef: Midwest James Beard.

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