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#OperationKYSunshine

FACS Sizzlin' Summer - Week 4

Welcome to Week 4 of our FACS Sizzlin' Summer. Each week our podcast topic will relate to a theme that will be used for summer programming in county offices across the state of Kentucky. On Thursdays at 11 am eastern time, join us on our Facebook page @UKFCSExt for a related webinar.

#OperationKYSunshine

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

Guests: Dr. Amy Kostelic, Extension Specialist for Adult Development and Aging and Dr. Alex Elswick, Extension Specialist for Substance Use Prevention and Recovery

Episode 2, Season 3

With all the quarantines and social distancing which have occurred this year, it is easy to understand why some people are experiencing loneliness.  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Dr. Amy Kostelic and Dr. Alex Elswick to explore some of the effects that social isolation might have had on those in vulnerable populations or living in long term care situations.  In addition, they share health benefits of creative ways to engage others socially.

For additional information about this or any other topics we've shared, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service

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Hosting A Family Olympics

FACS Sizzlin' Summer - Week 3 - Fire up the 4th!

Welcome to Week 3 of our FACS Sizzlin' Summer. Each week our podcast topic will relate to a theme that will be used for summer programming in county offices across the state of Kentucky. On Thursdays at 11 am eastern time, join us on our Facebook page @UKFCSExt for a related webinar.

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

Guest: Dr. Amy Kostelic, Extension Specialist for Adult Development and Aging and Natalie Jones, Extension Specialist for Family Health

Episode 1, Season 3

July 4th is traditionally a holiday celebrated with friends and family, food, fireworks and fun!  This year, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, not only have the summer Olympics been postponed to 202ONE, but Independence Day celebrations may look a little different due to social distancing.  This week Amy Kostelic and Natalie Jones, provide great tips and ideas for keeping the fun in the 4th and hosting your own Olympics celebration!

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Thrill of the Grill

FACS Sizzlin' Summer - Week 2

Welcome to Week 2 of our FACS Sizzlin' Summer. Each week our podcast topic will relate to a theme that will be used for summer programming in county offices across the state of Kentucky. On Thursdays at 11 am eastern time, join us on our Facebook page @UKFCSExt for a related webinar.

Thrill of the Grill

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Annhall Norris, Extension Specialist for Food Safety and Preservation

Episode 52, Season 2

Grilling food is a delicious and fun food preparation method that defines summer eating for many people.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Annhall Norris shares some great grilling tips with Mindy McCulley. From preparation to serving and storage, listeners will hear best practices for serving up a safe and delicious grilled meal.

Remember to cook your meat to a proper internal temperature:

ground meat               160 degrees F

poultry                         165 degrees F

steaks, chops, roasts  145 degrees F

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Summer Water Safety

FACS Sizzlin' Summer - Week 1

Kickin' Up Summer Fun

This week kicks off our FACS Sizzlin' Summer.  Each week our podcast topic will relate to a theme that will be used for summer programming in county offices across the state of Kentucky.  On Thursdays at 11 am eastern time, join us on our Facebook page @UKFCSExt for a related webinar.

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 51, Season 2

Anytime you and your family are around water, whether in a neighborhood pool or at a natural water source, it is important to follow safety precautions to keep everyone from harm.  This week, Dr. David Weisenhorn and Dr. Jennifer Hunter, discuss some of those precautions and steps you should take to keep your family safe while around water.

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Chronic Stress and Mental Health

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

Guest: Dr. Kerri Ashurst, Extension Specialist for Family and Relationship Development

Episode 50, Season 2

While we all experience stress at some time, and perhaps a little more frequently lately, it is important to understand the difference between occasional stress and chronic stress.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Dr. Kerri Ashurst to delve into chronic stress and how it can affect mental health.

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Career Mistakes To Avoid

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

Guests:  Caroline Francis, Director of Alumni Career Services and Amanda Schagane, Associate Director of Alumni Career Services

Episode 49, Season 2

Our friends from the Alumni Career Services Center at the University of Kentucky, return this week to share some great insights into your career.  Caroline Francis and Amanda Schagane sit down with Dr. Jennifer Hunter to talk about this missteps that can have a detrimental effect on your career.

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Susanna’s Story - The Cancer Crisis in Appalachia: KY Students Take ACTION

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

Guest: Susanna Goggans, ACTION and PreMed student, University of Kentucky

Special Edition Series - Cancer in Kentucky Episode 18

Susanna Goggans' mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer during a routine screening by the Ovarian Cancer Screening Program at the University of Kentucky, immediately following Susanna's first year of college.  Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Susanna to talk about how this experience has shaped her view of healthcare in her hometown and the surrounding region of Appalachia. Susanna shares her life experiences that have led her down a medical career path.

Malignancy in the Mountains by Susanna Goggans

ACTION Appalachian Career Training in Oncology program

The Cancer Crisis in Appalachia: Kentucky Students Take Action

The Ovarian Cancer Screening Program at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center

 

Avoiding Car Sickness

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 48, Season 2

As things are beginning to open back up, some families are embarking on summer trips.  Whether you're traveling across the county or across the state, car sickness might be an issue for someone in the car.  Dr. David Weisenhorn shares tips for keeping kids engaged that might help to alleviate the signs of carsickness.

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Online Grocery Shopping

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 47, Season 2

Grocery shopping can be a challenge for many right now, especially those from vulnerable populations.  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf to explore the ins and outs of online grocery shopping.

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Wearing Cloth Face Coverings

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

Guest: Jeanne Badgett, Senior Extension Associate for Clothing, Textiles, and Household Equipment

Episode 46, Season 2

In Kentucky, our governor has asked that everyone wear cloth face coverings when out in public places. Jeanne Badgett shares with Dr. Jennifer Hunter the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions that we have been getting from across the state.

Click the links below for demonstration videos making three different types of face coverings.

Sewn Cloth Face Covering

No-Sew Cloth Face Covering - Bandana Method

No-Sew Cloth Face Covering - T-shirt Method