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Finding Ways to Increase Productivity

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

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

Special Edition Episode: MoneyWi$e Episode 12, Season 4

We all want to be more productive whether at work, at home, or even at play.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Kelly May shares tips for "finding flow" and ways to increase your productivity to enhance your success.

If you would like to learn more about productivity skills and resources, ask your county Family and Consumer Sciences  Extension agent about Time Well Spent: Productivity Skills for Success.

Finding Flow in 8 Simple Steps

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The Cancer Crisis in Appalachia - The Students’ Perspectives

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

Guests: Dr. Nathan Vanderford, UK College of Medicine, Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology and Markey Cancer Center, Karlee Compton and Michael Buoncristiani, ACTION Program student participants

 

Cancer Conversations Episode 33

Kentucky has the highest rate of new cancer cases and deaths in the nation, with the greatest burden of the disease being in the Appalachian region. High risk behaviors, poverty, low healthcare access and engagement, and other factors drive these high rates.  This month on Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Dr. Nathan Vanderford shares about his second edition book The Cancer Crisis in Appalachia, a collection of essays written by students who have been personally affected by cancer and also live in the region.  We visit with two of these students, Karlee Compton and Michael Buoncristiani, as they share about their experience participating in the ACTION program and writing for the book.

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Listen to:

Karlee's Story Just A Disease

Michael's Story A Continuous War

 

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Appalachian Career Training in Oncology Program

 

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Kentucky Extension Homemaker Week is Here!

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

Guests: Karen Hill, Kentucky Extension Homemaker President and Kelly May, KEHA State Advisor

The Kentucky Extension Homemaker Association is leading, learning and serving in communities across Kentucky.  As we celebrate KEHA Week, KEHA President Karen Hill and Kelly May share about the benefits of being a member and getting involved in this vibrant organization.

Special Edition Episode, Season 4

To find out about KEHA in your county, visit:

Local county websiteKEHA websiteKEHA Facebook page @OfficialKEHA

Guarding Against Identity Theft

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

Special Edition Episode: MoneyWi$e

Identity theft is very common and is often the most reported type of fraud complaint received by enforcement agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Kelly May shares with Dr. Jennifer Hunter, tips for protecting your information so that it will not be as easy for those with criminal intent to access and steal your identity.

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Empathy in the Workplace

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

Special Edition Episode: MoneyWi$e

Empathy in the workplace often starts with communication.  This week on Talking FACS, Kelly May shares with Dr. Jennifer Hunter ways to be empathetic towards ones colleagues and clients.  She provides tips for improving empathy skills, as well as suggestions for enhancing communication skills.

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What Every High School Senior Needs to Know

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

Guest: Dr. Nichole Huff, Extension Specialist for Family Finance and Resource Management

Special Edition Episode: MoneyWi$e

There will be many graduations happening across the Commonwealth this month, but this year marks a special financial milestone for Kentucky High School students.  On this special MoneyWi$e edition of Talking FACS, Dr. Nichole Huff shares about the financial literacy standards that are now part of the required curriculum for high school students at public schools in Kentucky.  Listen and decide if you are "financially smarter" than a Kentucky High School senior.

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April is Financial Literacy Month

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

Guest: Dr. Nichole Huff, Extension Specialist for Family Finance and Resource Management

Special Edition Episode: Financial Literacy Month

 

Just as it is important to understand your health numbers, financial literacy involves understanding your financial wellness.  On this special edition episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Nichole Huff comes back to discuss Financial Literacy Month and the importance of developing an understanding of the numbers that make up your financial picture.  Listen and learn ways to improve your financial literacy and financial wellness.

Your First Defense Against Illness: Proper Handwashing

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

Guest: Natalie Jones, Extension Specialist for Family Health

Special Edition Episode

When it's cold and flu season, your first defense against illness is proper handwashing.  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Natalie Jones to discuss proper handwashing technique and ideal times for washing your hands. 

For additional information, visit your local extension office.

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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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Education and Oncology Training

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

Guest: Dr. Nathan Vanderford, UK College of Medicine, Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology and Markey Cancer Center

Special Edition Series - Cancer in Kentucky episode 4

Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Dr. Nathan Vanderford continue the Cancer Conversations on this episode of Talking FACS.  They discuss the Appalachian Career Training in Oncology (ACTION) program which is providing education to youth in 57 Kentucky counties in the cancer field.  They also talk about other educational opportunities that are happening in Central Kentucky middle and high schools, as well as on the University of Kentucky campus.

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Online Markey Cancer Center

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