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In the Face of Disaster - Food and Water Supplies

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

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

Season 5, Episode 16

In the Face of Disaster, a new publication series created by a group of Family and Consumer Sciences professionals, seeks to provide Kentuckians with the resources they need to prepare before disasters strike and the skills to cope in the aftermath of these life changing events.

Annhall Norris shares tips for securing food and water supply "emergency kits", so that if a disaster strikes your family will not suffer from a lack of essential items.  She provides guidelines for keeping your emergency kits up-to-date as well as recommendations for needs per family member per day.

To connect with FCS Extension:

Kentucky Extension Offices

UK FCS Website

FCS Facebook

FCS Instagram

In the Face of Disaster - Financial Considerations before Disaster Strikes

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

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

Season 5, Episode 15

In the Face of Disaster, a new publication series created by a group of Family and Consumer Sciences professionals, seeks to provide Kentuckians with the resources they need to prepare before disasters strike and the skills to cope in the aftermath of these life changing events.

Kelly May shares tips for getting your finances disaster ready.  If disaster strikes, just a few simple strategies can ensure that your family is prepared financially to deal with any storm life throws your way.

To connect with FCS Extension:

Kentucky Extension Offices

UK FCS Website

FCS Facebook

FCS Instagram

In the Face of Disaster - Traumatic Events

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

Guest: Dr. Paul Norrod, Extension Specialist for Rural Health and Safety

Season 5, Episode 14

In the Face of Disaster, a new publication series created by a group of Family and Consumer Sciences professionals, seeks to provide Kentuckians with the resources they need to prepare before disasters strike and the skills to cope in the aftermath of these life changing events.

Dr. Paul Norrod shares tips for managing trauma when disasters, large and small, occur in your life. 

To connect with FCS Extension:

Kentucky Extension Offices

UK FCS Website

FCS Facebook

FCS Instagram

Fall Invaders

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

Guest: Dr. Zachary DeVries, Assistant Professor of Urban Entomology, Department of Entomology

Season 5, Episode 13

No, we aren't talking about the latest Sci-Fi movie, but how to prevent our homes from being invaded by creepy crawlies.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Zach DeVries outlines a few basic steps that homeowners can take to keep out bugs when temperatures start to drop.  He shares that the fall is an ideal time to pest-proof our homes to ensure that while we are overwintering and staying warm and toasty, we aren't also keeping colonies of insects warm and dry too.

For more information:

How to Pest-Proof Your Home

Pest-Proofing Your Home

To connect with FCS Extension:

Kentucky Extension Offices

UK FCS Website

FCS Facebook

FCS Instagram

Shot of Hope: Combating Vaccination Hesitancy

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Natalie Jones, Extension Specialist for Family Health

Episode 49, Season 3

While many Kentuckians have already received the full COVID-19 vaccination, there are still many who haven't gotten the shot in their arm.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Natalie Jones shares with Mindy McCulley tips for responding to some of the reasons that people give for their resistance to getting vaccinated.

To see the percentage of people in your county who have been vaccinated click the link below.  Once you have accessed the website, then click on the county of your choice and the relevant statistics will pop up.

Kentucky COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard

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.

For more information:

BREATHE|See Blue

Quick Facts about Radon

County Radon Data

 

Full episode transcript

Good Samaritan Laws

 

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 19, Season 2

On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Alex Elswick talk about Good Samaritan Laws.  These laws protect individuals who are merely trying to save another's life.  Listen in for a great description and to develop an understanding of what these laws entail.

Full episode transcript

Emergency Preparedness

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

Guest: Sarah Hanks, Senior Extension Associate for Healthy Homes

Episode 49

Being prepared before emergencies arise can make a difficult situation a little easier to handle.  In this episode, Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Sarah Hanks discuss the important items to keep in your emergency kit and the importance of having emergency plans for your family.

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All About Essential Oils

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 and Natalie Jones, Extension Specialist for Family Health

Episode 36

This week, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with our Extension Health Specialists, Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf and Natalie Jones to talk about essential oils.  Based on the research, they talk about safe application and use.  They also share information about individuals who SHOULD NOT use essential oils.  Throughout the discussion, they highlight the importance of talking with your healthcare provider about your use of these products.

Fireworks Safety

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

Guest: Natalie Jones, Extension Program Coordinator for Physical Activity

Episode 4

Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Natalie Jones discuss the importance of being cautious and vigilant when handling fireworks.  While it is always safest to leave the shows to the professionals, Natalie provides tips for keeping the neighborhood festivities as safe as possible. 

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