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Spotting Fake News

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

Guest: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support

Episode 14, Volume 2

"Fake News" is a term we hear bantered about all over media, today.  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Mindy McCulley talk about what fake news actually is and distinguish it from other types of satirical news.

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Health Literacy: Understanding what your doctor is telling you

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

Guest: Natalie Jones, Extension Specialist for Family Health

Episode 13, Volume 2

Understanding what you are being told by your health care provider is critical to your overall health.  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Natalie Jones, break down the importance of clearly understanding your health conditions, what you need to do for those conditions and why what you are being asked to do will impact your health and life.

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Understanding Credit and Your Credit Score

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 12, Volume 2

What is a credit score? What makes mine change?  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Kelly May discuss credit and credit scores. They answer these questions and many more and talk about the importance of paying bills on time and monitoring your credit consumption habits.

Annual Credit Report website

Annual Credit Report telephone number 1-877-322-8228

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Am I Lying to My Child when I Say the Tooth Fairy is Real?

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

Special Back to School Edition

Episode 11, Volume 2

Spoiler Alert:  You may not want to listen to this episode with your young children.

The Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus . . . Am I lying when I tell my child they are real?  Dr. David Weisenhorn sits down with Dr. Jennifer Hunter to share the importance of imaginative play and how that play is important to your child's development.

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness

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

Guest: Amber Silberman, DNP, APRN, NP-C, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, UK Markey Cancer Center

Special Edition Series - Cancer Conversations episode 8

Ovarian Cancer is often diagnosed in late stages because its symptoms are similar to many other conditions women experience.  On this edition of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Amber Silberman, from the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, shares with Dr. Jennifer Hunter some warning signs and conditions that a woman might recognize that could indicate an ovarian cancer.  Additionally, she recommends preventative measures that women can take to help catch this disease in earlier stages leading to improved survival rates.

Connect with the UK Markey Center

Online Markey Cancer Center

On Facebook @UKMarkey

On Twitter @UKMarkey

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Parenting your Child Through Substance Use

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 10, Volume 2

Parenting teens is tough!  Navigating the waters of potential substance use is frightening for many parents.  In this episode of Talking FACS, Alex Elswick shares with Dr. Jennifer Hunter some realistic techniques for dealing with suspected substance use and being the best support that you can be to your teenage children.

For additional information:

National Institute of Drug Abuse  drugabuse.gov

Kentucky Treatment Locator  findhelpnowKY.org

or call

1-833-8KY-HELP

 

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Green Exercise

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

Guest: Natalie Jones, Extension Specialist for Family Health

Episode 9, Volume 2

What is green exercise?  Listen to this episode of Talking FACS with Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Natalie Jones to find out!  Natalie shares the benefits of green exercise and she also discusses important safety precautions to take while exercising!

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The After School Blues

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

Special Back to School Edition

Episode 8, Volume 2

With school may come the after school meltdown for students under age 12.  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Dr. David Weisenhorn, to explore why kids sometimes become a little difficult to handle in the afternoons after school.  Dr. Weisenhorn offers tips to help temper the situation and make evenings more pleasant for the entire family.

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Utilizing LinkedIn for Career Success

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 7, Volume 2

Developing effective networks is critical for career success.  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter visits with Caroline Francis and Amanda Schagane about LinkedIn, an important electronic tool that you will want to put in your career toolbox!  When you think of LinkedIn as Facebook with a briefcase, you start to recognize this tool as the key to making and keeping professional relationships in a digital world.

Visit Alumni Career Services online.

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Being Smart about Smartphone Apps

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 6, Volume 2

Using a smartphone and its related apps has become a convenience issue for many people.  Kelly May sits down with Dr. Jennifer Hunter to discuss the importance of  being smart about app downloads and permissions to ensure the safety of your identity and related information, as well as the information contained on your phone about the people listed in your contacts. 

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