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Dr. Ryan Vega on Medical Innovation ~ Tom Isern on Juneberries ~ Rural Self-Serve Grocery ~ Josh Edmonson, Knife Sharpener

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Dr. Ryan Vega

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - VA Medical Centers and clinics help identify innovative therapies, practices and policies. In this excerpt from the Conversations on Health Care podcast, we hear from Dr. Ryan Vega, who leads Innovation Ecosystem within the Veterans Health Administration. ~~~ Tom Isern bemoans this year’s poor Juneberry crop in this week’s Plains Folk essay titled “Lament for Juneberries.” ~~~ Keeping grocery stores going in rural communities can be a real challenge. From Minnesota Public Radio, we hear about an imaginative approach – a self service store. ~~~ There’s no shortage of kitchen gadgets, but one you can’t live without is a knife. For those who know their way around a kitchen a sharp knife is a must. Josh Edmonson is a chef at Fargo’s Mezzaluna and he also has a booth for knife sharpening at the Red River Farmers Market.