children http://wkms.org en MSU Professor Gives Context to Central American Refugee Crisis http://wkms.org/post/msu-professor-gives-context-central-american-refugee-crisis <p>Thursday, NPR's <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/07/17/332205161/children-are-fleeing-for-their-lives-says-journalist-covering-border-crisis">Steve Inskeep spoke with Sonia Nazario</a>, the author of "Enrique's Journey," a book about a child from Honduras who reached the United States, and she says many of the thousands of Central American children crossing the U.S. - Mexico border are actually refugees, not migrants who mostly need to be sent home. Murray State College of Humanities and Fine Arts History Professor Dr. Bill Schell's areas of research involve Latin America and Mexico and Kate Lochte asks him about the background for the current spike in numbers of children trying to enter the U.S.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:48:25 +0000 Kate Lochte & Matt Markgraf 42208 at http://wkms.org MSU Professor Gives Context to Central American Refugee Crisis Summer Feeding Sites for Children on Free Lunch Programs http://wkms.org/post/summer-feeding-sites-children-free-lunch-programs <p>National studies indicate only one of seven children who receive a free or reduced&nbsp;school&nbsp;lunch gets a similar meal over the summer.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 11:51:03 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 41245 at http://wkms.org Summer Feeding Sites for Children on Free Lunch Programs Researchers Study Exercise During Pregnancy for Child Cancer Protection http://wkms.org/post/researchers-study-exercise-during-pregnancy-child-cancer-protection <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">An area of cancer research at the University of Kentucky is focusing on exercise for mothers during pregnancy to help prevent cancer in their children.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><br style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;" /><br style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;" /><span style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">Second year grad student Alyssa Jarrel is involved in conducting the study and said the research has focused so far on mice, but could very well have implications for humans. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">"Pregnancy is such a short term intervention and it can have long term benefits for the offspring.&nbsp; So, we're talking nine months for an intervention for the mom to have lifetime benefits for the child," &nbsp;Jarrel&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">said</span><span style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">.</span></p><p> Tue, 27 May 2014 12:38:47 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 40853 at http://wkms.org Researchers Study Exercise During Pregnancy for Child Cancer Protection CASA by the Lakes Hosts Pirates vs. Ninjas Fundraiser This Weekend http://wkms.org/post/casa-lakes-hosts-pirates-vs-ninjas-fundraiser-weekend <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">CASA by the Lakes Executive Director Lindsey Harlan joins Kate Lochte on&nbsp;</span><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Sounds Good </em>to recap with us the upcoming<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;Pirates v. Ninjas Fun Walk/Run and Chili Challenge at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park this weekend, September 28th. It raises funds for CASA’s safe placement of abused and neglected children in Calloway and Marshall Counties. They also talk about&nbsp;</span>the work court appointed special advocates do in Marshall and Calloway Counties and the unity between counties and regionwide.&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Call 270-761-0164 or email&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:casapr@murray-ky.net" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">casapr@murray-ky.net</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;for more information about the fundraiser.</span></p><p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:23:49 +0000 Kate Lochte 35138 at http://wkms.org CASA by the Lakes Hosts Pirates vs. Ninjas Fundraiser This Weekend Lindsey Harlan: CASA for Children by the Lakes Fundraiser http://wkms.org/post/lindsey-harlan-casa-children-lakes-fundraiser <p>Lindsey Harlan, Director of CASA by the Lakes, visits <em>Sounds Good</em>&nbsp;to speak with Kate Lochte about fundraising time for the Court Appointed Special Advocates Fundraiser. CASA for Children by the Lakes is a non-profit organization that recruits, trains, and supports quality volunteers whose mission is to advocate for the timely and safe placement of abused and neglected children. <a href="http://www.volunteermurray.org/volunteer/agency/display/?agency_id=3542">See more about CASA at VolunteerMurray.org</a>.</p><p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 20:44:00 +0000 Kate Lochte 31866 at http://wkms.org Lindsey Harlan: CASA for Children by the Lakes Fundraiser Marshall Co. Arts Commission Raising Funds for Children's Art Center http://wkms.org/post/marshall-co-arts-commission-raising-funds-childrens-art-center <p>The Marshall County Arts Commission is raising funds to finish the Marshall County Children’s Art Center on East Elm Street in Benton. Today on <em>Sounds Good</em>, Commission Director George Milam describes the effort to Kate Lochte. <a href="http://www.marshallcountyarts.com/">See more events at the Marshall County Arts Commission website</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 20:01:35 +0000 Kate Lochte 31214 at http://wkms.org Marshall Co. Arts Commission Raising Funds for Children's Art Center The Morning Cram [let’s get physical edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-let-s-get-physical-edition <p></p><p><strong>From NPR: </strong>For many families <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/02/27/172968900/in-many-families-exercise-is-by-appointment-only">exercise</a> doesn’t happen naturally. It has to be scheduled, and that often means carting a van full of kids to separate locations, limiting time for outdoor play. But a few families are starting to prioritize exercise by purposefully choosing to live in cities and neighborhoods that are suitable for more walking and biking. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 15:20:23 +0000 Whitney Jones 28617 at http://wkms.org The Morning Cram [let’s get physical edition] Little Sprouts Garden Club http://wkms.org/post/little-sprouts-garden-club <p>On Highway 94 East of Murray there’s a garden center called Beans To Blossoms which is an outgrowth of the Cathey Family’s garden business they had run from their home. &nbsp;They still feature produce and flowers from their home gardens during the growing season. &nbsp;Just this last Saturday &nbsp;Suzanne Cathey and her daughter Lindy McManus &nbsp;cranked up one of their special projects at Beans to Blossoms: &nbsp;The Little Sprouts Garden Club.</p><p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:30:00 +0000 Kate Lochte 27607 at http://wkms.org Little Sprouts Garden Club Child Fatality Panel Meets First Time On Tuesday http://wkms.org/post/child-fatality-panel-meets-first-time-tuesday <p></p><p><span style="font-size:14.0pt">Members of a new state review panel tasked with overseeing child fatalities and near fatalities will begin their work by examining the cases of eight children who died over the past year.</span> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 21:57:25 +0000 Brenna Angel (KPR) 24977 at http://wkms.org Child Fatality Panel Meets First Time On Tuesday Ky. Panel on Child Deaths Meets Next Week http://wkms.org/post/ky-panel-child-deaths-meets-next-week <p></p><p>Kentucky’s 17-member child abuse review panel will meet next week to begin work. A starting point for the panel could be the 55 death or near death cases recorded this past fiscal year.</p><p>The Child Fatality and Near Fatality Review Panel was created to provide oversight to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and to make recommendations for how the cabinet can improve. Thu, 22 Nov 2012 14:58:48 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 24817 at http://wkms.org Ky. Panel on Child Deaths Meets Next Week