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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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Nov 18, 2019

Americans really like turkey for Thanksgiving. In fact, the National Turkey Federation says nearly 88% of Americans will eat turkey that day. However, turkey is something we typically don’t prepare on a regular basis. As a result, many people have questions about the size of turkey they need, how long it takes to thaw...


Nov 8, 2019

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...


Sep 2, 2019

The new school year is underway and that means parents are scrambling to get sack lunches put together before the kids head out the door. Kansas State University food scientist Karen Blakeslee says parents need to be practicing good food safety habits when packing the lunch. The Centers for Disease Control...


Aug 26, 2019

September is National Food Safety Education Month. K-State Research and Extension food scientist Karen Blakeslee discusses the steps we can take – both at home and at the grocery store – to reduce the risk of foodborne illness. The steps have been broken down into four broad categories: clean, separate, cook...


Jul 1, 2019

Just as learning doesn’t end when students go on summer break, neither does the need for good nutrition. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program works with communities to provide free, nutritious meals and snacks when school is out. K-State Research and Extension nutrition specialist Sandy...