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Santa Fe dentist, family and patients deliver aid to Ukraine

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As the war in Ukraine rages on, Santa Fe dentist Dr. Kasha Ujda has put out a plea to patients and friends to help victims with supplies and cash. The generous response overwhelmed Dr. Kasha, who has family ties to Poland and Ukraine. Clothes, blankets, medical supplies, and even drone kits came pouring in. Dr. Ujda talks with KSFR’s Mary Lou Cooper about the long journey from New Mexico to Chicago to Poland to Ukraine to deliver aid to hospitals, refugees and soldiers.

Mary Lou Cooper reports on consumer issues for KSFR as well as on politics and elder affairs. She has worked for the U.S. Congress as well as for the Nevada and Tennessee legislatures, and remains a political junkie. She worked many years for an association of Western state legislatures and was a contributor to “Capitol Ideas,” a national magazine about state government. In 2016 Cooper received a public service award from the New Mexico Broadcasting Association for her KSFR story on Internet romance scams. She has received journalism awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and from the National Federation of Press Women. She grew up in Oak Ridge, TN and received her BA from Emory University in Atlanta and her MA from the University of Texas Austin. She also holds fiction and screenwriting certificates from the University of Washington.