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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.

Oct 24, 2017

The number of Kansas kids living in poverty is continuing to climb while funding for safety net programs continues to decline. As a result, many Kansas families are stressed and struggling with day-to-day life. Meanwhile, two Kansas State University researchers are using a grant to engage impoverished families in...


Oct 17, 2017

Food insecurity refers to the USDA’s measure of lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. In 2015, an estimated one in eight Americans were food insecure – that’s 42 million Americans, including 13 million children. In addition to federal nutrition programs, local food pantries...


Oct 10, 2017

The Christmas displays that are already set up in major retail outlets are a sure sign that the holiday season – and all the food that goes along with it – can’t be too far off. K-State Research and Extension family and consumer sciences specialist Sharolyn Jackson says Halloween marks the beginning of what some...


Oct 3, 2017

A recent survey found that 39% of U.S. consumers would switch from the brands they currently buy to others that provide clearer, more accurate product information. With product information easier to find, many consumers are putting that knowledge to use, and are making their selections carefully and for specific...