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Radio stations are free to use clips from any of the episodes below. 

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.

Captioned episodes are available on our Sound Living page on YouTube.

Aug 29, 2017

A total solar eclipse of the sun occurred on Aug. 21. The path of totality clipped the northeastern corner of Kanasa, going basically across Hiawatha into the Kansas City suburbs and then into Missouri. Because of cloud cover in many areas, the eclipse – while still spectacular – was not what everyone had hoped...


Aug 22, 2017

Developing good eating habits is a front-line defense against obesity, which happens when a child takes in more calories than they burn. In the United States, nearly one in four children between the ages of 2 and 5 is overweight or obese – putting them at risk for developing diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma...


Aug 15, 2017

According to a study by Harris Poll for the National Endowment for Financial Education, two in five Americans who have combined finances admit to lying to their partner or hiding information about money matters. The study found that about 46 percent of men and 38 percent of women have committed an act of financial...


Aug 8, 2017

Parents who pack a lunch for their kids often believe they’re saving money while providing better nutrition than a school lunch. However, on average, a school lunch is lower in calories, carbohydrates, fat, saturated fat, iron and sugar. K-State Research and Extension nutrition specialist Sandy Procter explains why...


Aug 1, 2017

There are many factors that influence our health. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities has developed a framework of national health and wellness that’s being delivered through the Cooperative Extension Service in all 50 states. K-State Research and Extension child development specialist Bradford...