Mount Hood is pictured on April 29, 2017.

Mount Hood is pictured on April 29, 2017.

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  • According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates among veterinarians are two to three times higher than that of the general population. We explore why this might be and talk to The Banfield Pet Hospital about the new program they released Thursday to respond to the problem in its more than 1,000 U.S. locations. And we talk with veterinarian and educator Melanie Goble about her experience working in this field.

 

  

  • A recent New York Times report warned that active volcanoes in the Cascade region are not being monitored nearly as closely as they should be. We hear from Seth Moran, scientist-in-charge at the Cascades Volcano Observatory, about how his agency is working to monitor active volcanoes.

 

  

  • The Emmy-nominated documentary “No Greater Law” explores the lives and beliefs of the Followers of Christ, a religious group in the American West that doesn’t believe in the use of modern medicine. Jesse Lichtenstein is the producer of the documentary. He joins us.

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