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Mindfulness For First Responders | Pandemic Reading Recommendations

Segment 1: Why first responders are learning how to be in the moment.

Learning to process feelings and thoughts while in high-stress situations can lead to more considered decisions and different outcomes. How mindfulness is being presented to and received by public safety departments and individuals.

  • Erik Hulse, mindfulness and meditation teacher and retired police officer
  • Angela Caruso-Yahne, mindfulness and meditation teacher and paramedic training officer


Segment 2, beginning at 29:00: Creating a reading list fit for a pandemic.

Librarians and Up To Date Listeners shared what they've been reading and their book recommendations as the winter approaches.


Kaite Stover's Picks:

  1. Gentleman in Moscow,” by Amor Towles
  2. "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie
  3. Ten Dead Comedians,” by Fred Van Lente
  4. The Guest List,” by Lisa Foley


Naphtali Faris's picks:

  1. "An Embarrassment of Witches” by Sophie Goldstein and Jenn Jordan
  2. Glass Town: The Imaginary World of the Brontes” by Isabel Greenberg
  3. The Fire Never Goes Out: A Memoir in Pictures” by Noelle Stevenson
  4. Superman Smashes the Klan” by Gene Luen Yang and art by Gurihiru and Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang

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Steve Kraske is an associate teaching professor of journalism at UMKC, a political columnist for The Kansas City Star and has hosted "Up to Date" since 2002. He worked as the full-time political correspondent for The Star from 1994-2013 covering national, state and local campaigns. He also has covered the statehouses in Topeka and Jefferson City.
Liam Mays