SLO Noor Foundation Free Clinics Issues & Ideas: Fact checking SLOPD, RACE Matters SLO and accessing healthcare By Greta Mart, Beth Thornton & Tom Wilmer & Amarica Rafanelli/Direct Relief News • Jun 19, 2020 Listen Listening... / 59:00 On this episode of Issues & Ideas, Cal Poly grad student and photojournalist Diego Rivera discusses his reporting on the SLO Police Department's explanations for using tear gas and pepper spray during the June 1 San Luis Obispo protest march. We’ll hear from Courtney Haile, co-founder of R.A.C.E. Matters SLO, describing the goals of the organization and the recent protests around San Luis Obispo County. Michelle Shoresman of the San Luis Obispo County Health Department talks about her job helping find medical coverage for poverty-level residents. And while government insurance covers the poorest of the poor, there are still millions of Americans who fall into a gap: they make too much to qualify for Medicaid but can’t afford to buy insurance on the marketplace. The Noor Foundation in San Luis Obispo County aims to close that gap. Finally, UC Santa Barbara professor of communication Robin Nabi talks about her research on the positive effects of entertainment media as it relates to stress, illness, and goal attainment. Noor Foundation clinics provide free health care - and hope - to Central Coast uninsured By Carol Tangeman • Aug 9, 2017 Carol Tangeman Listen Listening... / 4:08 While the struggle over health care continues in Washington D.C., a San Luis Obispo County doctor follows his dream by providing top quality care - at no cost to the patient.