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"Chocolate: A Cultural Encyclopedia" ~ ND Native American Hall of Honor Profile of Juanita Helphrey ~ Pandemic Update ~ Rural Mental Health

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Monday, October 10 - NDSU professor Ross Collins is the author of “Chocolate. A Cultural Encyclopedia.” No food in the world can offer as storied a history as chocolate. The book is a comprehensive look at cocoa’s history from ancient Mesoamerican beginnings to its omnipresence in Europe, North America, and the rest of the world. ~~~ Today is Columbus Day, but the second Monday in October is also observed as Indigenous Peoples Day. Today we acknowledge the latter by sharing a profile of Juanita J. Helphrey, one of the 2022 inductees into the North Dakota Native Hall of Honor. ~~~ How Will We Know When the Pandemic is Over? That question is discussed in an excerpt from Conversations on Healthcare as hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter visit with Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo, head of the Pandemic Center at the Brown University School of Public Health. ~~~ Two thirds of farmers say the pandemic affected their mental health. The U-S Department of Agriculture has funding available to help with mental health, and as Kendall Crawford reports for Harvest Public Media, some Midwestern states are distributing the resources not only to farmers, but also to business and community members they interact with.