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More Colleges Say They'll Require Students To Have COVID-19 Vaccines For Fall

Duke University in North Carolina has announced that it will require students to have a COVID-19 vaccine when they return this fall. And the list of campuses with such policies is growing. Rutgers University in New Jersey was the first , and since then more than a dozen residential colleges have followed. The University of Notre Dame; two Ivy League universities, Brown and Cornell; and Northeastern University in Massachusetts are among those requiring the vaccine for the fall. Cleveland State...

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Three Central Coast-based health centers are expecting to receive more than $11 million in federal funding this month.

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More than 100 people gathered at Mitchell Park in San Luis Obispo for a ‘Stop Asian American and Pacific Islander Hate’ rally on April 1.

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The California Department of Public Health released new guidelines for outdoor seated live events and performances that went into effect April 1.

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A new exhibit documenting the local Black Lives Matter movement is open for virtual viewing at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art.

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Join correspondent Tom Wilmer for a conversation with Dr. Penny Borenstein, San Luis Obispo County's Public Health Director about dealing with COVID-19 over the past year, and best hope scenarios looking in to the near-term future.

Underwriting support provided by Nashville's Big Back Yard economic initiative focused on rural communities in the southwest quarter of Tennessee and the Shoals Region of Northern Alabama.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and the 8th leading cause of death in San Luis Obispo County. This past week the County of San Luis Obispo, in partnership with the Suicide Prevention Council, made its draft Suicide Prevention Plan available for public review and comment. The Plan’s release comes at a critical time for promoting mental health and wellness after a year of COVID-19–associated stress. This Plan is the result of years of collaboration among community members, government agencies, and private and public organizations. It provides a framework of strategic aims, goals, and objectives that will work to guide prevention, intervention, and postvention support for those affected by suicide.

San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department

San Luis Obispo County’s Farm Worker Outreach Taskforce is increasing efforts to vaccinate local agricultural workers.

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In a report released March 30, the Ocean Conservancy said volunteers around the world collected more than 100,000 items of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) over the last six months of 2020. But the organization estimates the actual number of PPE polluting coastal environments to be in the low millions.

Playing With Food: Central Coast Salumiere

Mar 30, 2021
Fr. Ian Delinger

With artisan salami being rare, we are lucky on the Central Coast to have the only artisan salumiere between San Francisco and San Diego. Alle-Pia has been providing us with delicious salumi for 10 years, and Playing With Food got to see how it is done.

For many birthgivers, the childbirth process has become one that has not centered around the birthgiver, which is what Eri Guajardo Johnson strives recenter through decolonizing and liberating birthgivers. This week, host Elizabeth Barrett welcomes Guajardo Johnson, a queer, biracial birthworker and community educator. She is the founder of Birth Bruja, an online educaitonal platform devoted to intersectional, liberational and decolonial approaches to birth work, healing and life.

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