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Talking FACS is hosted by the University of Kentucky Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Program. We have educators in every county of the state, sharing research knowledge with individuals, families and communities to improve quality of life.

Our educators are supported by a network of specialists providing the basis for the research based content shared within local communities. Talking FACS will take a few minutes to sit down with those who support the work we do to talk about the issues and concerns that many families are facing today. The topics we address through our podcast will focus on: nutrition, health, resource management, family development and civic engagement.

If you enjoy our show, have a question or a show topic idea, visit our Facebook page @UKFCSExt to leave a comment. If you have questions about Family and Consumer Sciences in your community, visit us online at fcs.uky.edu or contact you local Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences. Building strong families. Building Kentucky. It starts with us.

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Talking FACS is hosted by the University of Kentucky Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Program. We have educators in every county of the state, sharing research knowledge with individuals, families and communities to improve quality of life.

Our educators are supported by a network of specialists providing the basis for the research based content shared within local communities. Talking FACS will take a few minutes to sit down with those who support the work we do to talk about the issues and concerns that many families are facing today. The topics we address through our podcast will focus on: nutrition, health, resource management, family development and civic engagement.

If you enjoy our show, have a question or a show topic idea, visit our Facebook page @UKFCSExt to leave a comment. If you have questions about Family and Consumer Sciences in your community, visit us online at fcs.uky.edu or contact you local Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences. Building strong families. Building Kentucky. It starts with us.

    Understanding and Preventing COPD

    Understanding and Preventing COPD

    Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 
    Guest: Natalie Jones, Extension Specialist for Family Health
    Episode 35, Season 2
    COPD is a disease that many people have but may not even realize they have it.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Natalie Hunter to gain an understanding of COPD, which affects many Kentuckians.  They explore some of the symptoms and steps you can take to prevent the disease.
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    • 7 min
    Planning for Summer Vacation

    Planning for Summer Vacation

    Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 
    Guest: Kelly May, Senior Extension Associate for Family Finance and Resource Management
    Episode 34, Season 2
    It's still cold outside, but now is the time to start planning for summer vacations.  Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Kelly May to discuss great ways to save money and get the best deals on your family vacations, whether they are in spring, summer, fall or winter.
    For more information:
    MoneyWi$e Newsletters - The newsletters in June and August, 2018 and May 2016 offer related tips for vacation planning.
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    • 13 min
    Writing a Job Winning Resume

    Writing a Job Winning Resume

    Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 
    Guests:  Caroline Francis, Director of Alumni Career Services and Amanda Schagane, Associate Director of Alumni Career Services
    Episode 33, Season 2
    Whether you are new to the job search or have a wide range of experience, your resume is a potential employer's first opportunity to get a "look" at you!  Caroline Francis and Amanda Schagane from Alumni Career Services return to talk with Dr. Jennifer Hunter about ways to keep your resume relevant and fresh so that you will catch the eye of employers.
    Visit Alumni Career Services online.
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    • 10 min
    Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

    Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

    Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 
    Guest: Dr. Michael Cavnar, Surgical Oncologist and Assistant Professor of Surgery, UK Markey Cancer Center
    Special Edition Series – Cancer Conversations Episode 14
    Many people are familiar with breast cancer or lung cancer because it seems that we hear about it frequently.  But, pancreatic cancer is the 4th most common cancer in men and women.  In this episode of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Dr. Michael Cavnar sits down with Dr. Jennifer Hunter to talk about pancreatic cancer.  He shares some of the warning signs, as well as, information about post-diagnosis and treatment teams. 
    Connect with the UK Markey Cancer Center:
    Online Markey Cancer Center
    On Facebook @UKMarkey
    On Twitter @UKMarkey
     
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    • 10 min
    Coping with Seasonal Depression

    Coping with Seasonal Depression

    Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 
    Guest: Dr. Kerri Ashurst, Extension Specialist for Family and Relationship Development
    Episode 32, Season 2
    Whether you call it SAD or the Winter Blues or simply feeling down, seasonal depression, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder is an issue for many people.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Dr. Kerri Ashurst to explore some techniques for combating the effects of seasonal depression. 
    For further information:
    Mental Health America|S.A.D.
    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
    Helping A Loved One Cope with S.A.D.
    Self Care for the Winter Blues
     
    Full episode transcript
     

    • 11 min
    Colorless, Odorless, and Tasteless: Radon

    Colorless, Odorless, and Tasteless: Radon

    Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 
    Guest: Dr. Ellen Hahn, Professor and Director,  BREATHE (Bridging Research Efforts and Advocacy Toward Healthy Environments)  Program University of Kentucky College of Nursing and Director of UK CARES (Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences)
    Episode 31, Season 2
    How much do you know about radon?  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Dr. Ellen Hahn to talk all about radon.  How radon gets into our homes, how radon can impact our health, how to get your home tested for radon and who to call to help you get rid of it, are all part of this important discussion.
    For more information:
    BREATHE|See Blue
    Quick Facts about Radon
    County Radon Data
     
    Full episode transcript

    • 12 min

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