"For our debut episode..."

Welcome, everyone, to the debut episode of Connecting ALS.

Welcome, everyone, to Connecting ALS, a podcast dedicated to all facets of the disease, that we will produce monthly from the headquarters of the Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Chapter of The ALS Association, in St. Paul Minnesota.

For our debut episode, we had the opportunity to sit down with Ryan Tofteland to discuss ALS advocacy and his role as a voice for the community. We were able to connect with  Dr. David Walk from the University of Minnesota to get his view on the current state of ALS research, as well as his own work in the field.  We were then joined in studio by young ALS advocate, Serena Robb, so she could pose some important questions that have been on her mind. And finally, we chatted with Beau Bedore of the Minneapolis VA Health System and Kristin Wallock of The ALS Association about how smart home tech is changing lives.

In conversation, Beau also mentioned some new research recently published in Nature. The article is titled Speech Synthesis from Neural Decoding of Spoken Sentences. This episode was produced by Garrett Tiedemann and is brought to you by the Connectivity Center at the ALS Association MN/ND/SD Chapter.

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This episode was produced by Garrett Tiedemann and is brought to you by the Connectivity Center at the ALS Association MN/ND/SD Chapter.
Brought to you by the Connectivity Center © 2019 ALS Association MN/ND/SD