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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.

For more information:

BREATHE|See Blue

Quick Facts about Radon

County Radon Data

 

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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.

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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.

Cyber Monday Shopping

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

Guest: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support

Episode 24

It's that time of year!  Cyber Monday is the Monday after Thanksgiving.  Are you ready?  Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Mindy McCulley to discuss tips for staying safe and saving money while doing your holiday online shopping.

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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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