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We’re talking today with Rocky Sickmann who works with for “Folds of Honor” -- a nonprofit that provides scholarships to the children and spouses of U.S. military men and women disabled or killed in service to their country. He served in the United States Marine Corps for six years and was one of 65 Americans taken hostage in Iran on Nov. 4, 1979. Sickmann remained a hostage for 444 days before being released on January 21, 1981.

Community Conversations Series: 'There's still a culture of silence'

Sep 17, 2017
Courtesy of Rev. Renita Marie Green

Missouri has found itself in the center of an ongoing conversation on racial issues in America once again. Over the weekend, people hit the streets in protest after former St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officer Jason Stockley was found not guilty of first degree murder when he shot and killed Anthony Lamar Smith, a black man in St. Louis.

 

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When it comes to cancer treatment, one size does not fit all. KRCU's To Your Health host Brooke Hildebrand Clubbs recently sat down with Dr. Ryan Fields, Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine and the Siteman Cancer Center to discuss individualized cancer treatments, like the one that recently worked so well for President Jimmy Carter.

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Tells us more about how each person's DNA can be taken into account when determining the best cancer treatment

Missouri's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Is A Long Time Coming

Aug 4, 2017
Marissanne Lewis-Thompson/KRCU

Last month, Gov. Eric Greitens issued an executive order to create a statewide prescription drug monitoring program-or PDMP. Missouri is the last state to establish one, but it’s not for a lack of trying. For years State Rep. Holly Rehder pushed for legislation to create one, but her attempts fell short. Rehder says while there is still room to improve the program, it’s a necessary step in the right direction. KRCU’s Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with Rehder about it.

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Labor unions are still pushing back against Missouri’s right-to-work law, which is set to go into effect on August 28. The latest efforts to block the controversial legislation is through a petition that Mark Baker, a business representative for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and Cameron Redd, who works for the United Steelworkers International say has a good chance of putting right-to-work back on the ballot in 2018.

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