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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 6, 2018

The Affordable Care Act open enrollment for 2019 coverage continues through December 15th. K-State Research and Extension has three experts – known as Navigators – who are trained to help people better understand their health care options in the federal marketplace. During last year’s open enrollment period, Joy Miller, Susie Latta and Erin Petersilie helped approximately 200 people and identified tax credits that – when they were all added up – saved those Kansans roughly one million dollars over the course of 2018.

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 fitness and more.

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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.