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Colorless, Odorless, and Tasteless: Radon

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Ellen Hahn, Professor and Director,  BREATHE (Bridging Research Efforts and Advocacy Toward Healthy Environments)  Program University of Kentucky College of Nursing and Director of UK CARES (Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences)

Episode 31, Season 2

How much do you know about radon?  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Dr. Ellen Hahn to talk all about radon.  How radon gets into our homes, how radon can impact our health, how to get your home tested for radon and who to call to help you get rid of it, are all part of this important discussion.

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Quick Facts about Radon

County Radon Data

 

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I’m Thirsty! Choosing Healthy Drinks for the zero to five Crowd

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Courtney Luecking, Extension Specialist for Nutrition and Health

Episode 30, Season 2

When your children ask for something to drink, what is your go to?  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Courtney Luecking sits down with Dr. Jennifer Hunter to share drinks that should be first choice drinks for your little ones.  Whether your a parent, a grandparent, or a caregiver this important discussion will provide guidance about  the drinks and nourishment you provide to growing bodies.

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Getting Started with Estate Planning

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Kelly May, Senior Extension Associate for Family Finance and Resource Management

Episode 29, Season 2

Now is a great time to start planning for the distribution of your assets after you have passed away.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Kelly May, talk about the considerations you'll want to reflect on to ensure that everything goes the way you intend.  It's never too early to start estate planning.

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Simple Dinner Strategies

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf, Extension Specialist for Nutrition and Health

Episode 28, Season 2

Finding time to get a nutritious and delicious dinner on the table can sometimes be a challenge.  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf shares some of her favorite strategies for simple dinners with Dr. Jennifer Hunter.  Listen in and get some great ideas for feeding your family in the new year.

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Helping Your Child through Separation Anxiety

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. David Weisenhorn, Extension Specialist for Parenting and Child Development

Episode 27, Season 2

Helping children feel comforted when separated from their parents is sometimes tricky (for the parents, too), but in this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. David Weisenhorn sits down with Dr. Jennifer Hunter to explore some of the reason for the anxiety.  He also share tips for helping children overcome this fear. 

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Oncofertility

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Emily Marcinkowski, Surgical Oncologist, UK Markey Cancer Center

Special Edition Series – Cancer Conversations Episode 13

In this final episode of Cancer Conversations for 2019, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down again with Dr. Emily Marcinkowski to talk about Oncofertility.  While this might not be a term with which you are familiar, the concept of preserving fertility through cancer treatment should be on the minds of any young person (or the parents of any young person) going through treatment for this disease.  Listen and learn. We certainly did!

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Syringe Support Programs

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest:  Alex Elswick, Extension Specialist for Substance Use Prevention and Recovery

Episode 26, Season 2

More commonly known as Syringe Exchange programs, these are programs that support the safe access to syringes for those who use intravenous drugs.  Alex Elswick, sits down with Dr. Jennifer Hunter to share that research shows that having safe access programs does not increase drug use in a community, but it does reduce the harm that can come to those who use.  Listen in to this episode of Talking FACS and learn about these programs and the impacts they can make in communities.

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Family Health History

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Natalie Jones, Extension Specialist for Family Health

Episode 25, Season 2

Learning your family health history is important to your own health.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with our Family Health Specialist, Natalie Jones, to discuss why it is so important for you to know about the significant health events that have occurred in your family tree.  Listen in; then sit down with your family and talk about your health!

My Family Health Portrait

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Let’s Taco ‘Bout FCS

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Kayla Godbey, Family and Consumer Sciences State Program Consultant, KY Department of Education

Episode 24, Season 2

Tuesday, December 3rd, is FCS Day.  All across Kentucky, we're celebrating Dining in for FCS Day with a taco fiesta.  But first, Kayla Godbey (FCS State Program Consultant) is going to share with Dr. Jennifer Hunter about all the exciting things that are happening in Family and Consumer Sciences in secondary education in counties all throughout the Bluegrass State.  So join in as we "taco 'bout FCS!"

 

 

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Dressing for Success

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guests: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support and Jeanne Badgett, Senior Extension Associate for Clothing, Textiles, and Household Equipment

Episode 23, Season 2

In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Mindy McCulley and Jeanne Badgett to discuss tips for dressing professionally.  Whether interviewing for a job or simply representing yourself and your company at work, the way you dress is impactful.  Take time to nurture your professional image through the way you present yourself.

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