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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.

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

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Oct 18, 2021

As children start making their holiday wish list, A Kansas State University child development specialist encourages parents to consider whether a toy promotes creativity and engaging with others, such as puzzles and board games. Bradford Wiles says toys with lots of bells and whistles often do things children would...


Oct 11, 2021

Halloween is fast approaching. For many, that marks the beginning of the end-of-year holidays – Thanksgiving, Christmas and other December celebrations, and New Year’s Eve. Kansas State University family resource management specialist Elizabeth Kiss (kish) retailers want us to be thinking about the holidays....


Oct 4, 2021

Sound Living is a weekly public affairs program addressing issues related to families and consumers. It is hosted by Jeff Wichman. Each episode shares the expertise of K-State specialists in fields such as child nutrition, food safety, adult development and aging, youth development, family resource management, physical...


Sep 27, 2021

Research shows that having a positive outlook on aging actually adds 7-and-a-half years to your life. Erin Yelland, a K-State Research and Extension specialist on aging, has come up with an acronym – SMILE BIG – that supports her belief that living with positivity is the healthy path for most. She explains the...


Sep 20, 2021

As students, parents and caretakers adjust to a physical return to classrooms this fall, the USDA has issued a reminder about handling frozen foods safely. When it comes to packing lunches, preparing after-school snacks, or quick, convenient dinners between after-school activities, frozen foods – especially...