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Ali Bretthauer and her mother, Catherine Perusse

StoryCorps Northwest: She Became A Counselor After Two Sons Died By Suicide

Catherine Perusse is a counselor in Sandpoint, Idaho, who knows first-hand about the devastation of suicide: Two of her sons died of self-inflected death six years apart. In this episode of StoryCorps Northwest, Catherine and her daughter, Ali Bretthauer of Moscow, Idaho, share how the deaths changed their lives. Continue Reading StoryCorps Northwest: She Became A Counselor After Two Sons Died By Suicide

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Dr. Sydney Freeman Jr. and Hannah Snyder

StoryCorps Northwest: Making College Feel More Inclusive For Students Of Color

Dr. Sydney Freeman Jr., an associate professor at the University of Idaho, uses his voice and his role to make higher education inclusive. He started the Progressive Black Caucus at Oakwood University in Alabama and brought the mission to Idaho to create a more efficient and welcoming environment for students of color. Continue Reading StoryCorps Northwest: Making College Feel More Inclusive For Students Of Color

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