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A selection of fully produced segments are made available weekly on the "For Radio Stations" page at the K-State Research and Extension news page, where previous Sound Living episodes are stored.

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Apr 15, 2019

April is National Financial Literacy Month. According to K-State Research and Extension family resource management specialist Elizabeth Kiss, establishing a budget and a plan to meet immediate, intermediate and long-term financial goals can help us gain better control of our finances. 

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Apr 8, 2019

It’s common to see parents and young children interacting with digital media on smartphones and tablets—but is the child being entertained, or are they actually learning? K-State Research and Extension child development specialist Bradford Wiles says children as young as 18 months who co-view or co-play with an...


Apr 1, 2019

As part of its effort to help Americans make healthy food choices and in honor of National Nutrition Month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a campaign to help simplify the nutrition information we see each day. K-State Research and Extension nutrition specialist Sandy Procter says the Start Simple with...


Mar 25, 2019

Access to affordable, quality child care in rural areas is often difficult to find. However, studies show access to child care is vital for long-term viability of rural communities. K-State Research and Extension child development specialist Bradford Wiles, Pottawatomie County Extension family and consumer sciences...


Mar 18, 2019

March is National Reading Awareness Month and a K-State Research and Extension child development specialist says spending at least 15 minutes a day reading with – not to – young children helps them succeed later in life. Bradford Wiles says reading with a young child can boost school readiness, helps them become...