tear gas The costs of policing recent protests in San Luis Obispo By Angel Russell • Jul 8, 2020 Christie OHara Listen Listening... / 2:56 Over the span of less than a month, the city of San Luis Obispo spent over a quarter million dollars to police recent demonstrations in response to the death of George Floyd and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. 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.