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From the ICTV Archives

Saturday afternoons at 3:00pm on the Public Access Channel, ICTV plays programs out of the archives. Coming up on Saturday, September 30, we will be replaying two episodes of Hobbies Inc.: “Tea Time,” and “Doll Collecting.” The following week, October 7, will feature the Grand Rapids Area Library Program: “Music of the Immigrants,” followed by the Itasca Community Chorus' “Concert Favorites.” Keep an eye on ICTV’s schedule to see what’s coming out of the archive next.

Chronic Disease and Depression

The latest presentation in Grand Itasca’s “Doc Talk” series took place on Tuesday, September 19 at the Itasca County Family YMCA. The presenter was Dr. Patty Carlin-Janssen. She gave a presentation on the link between chronic disease and depression. During her presentation she talked about: the prevalence of depression associated with other chronic diseases, the question of which comes first, the screening process for depression in the primary care setting, and the Gratitude Graffiti Project. ICTV staff was in the audience to record this presentation.

September Chamber Luncheon

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce held their monthly luncheon on Monday, September 11 at the Sawmill Inn. The featured speakers were: Kevin Lindsey, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Rights; and Allen Godfrey, Field Services Director for the State of Minnesota. The pair discussed the importance for employers to consider hiring those with criminal backgrounds. They also talked about how our society should reexamine its view of those with a criminal record.