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KIDS THESE DAYS! is an independently-funded, award-winning radio program that airs throughout Alaska on our flagship station KSKA and on many other public radio stations. Each week on KTD! we examine a new topic of interest to families raising children in Alaska. We invite guests from from all over Alaska and the United States who have something important to contribute to the week's topic - whether we're talking about safe internet browsing, camping with babies, domestic violence, music lessons, finding the right school or celebrating family relationships. Our goal is to educate, entertain and to learn more about our community in order to bring you relevant, content-rich programming.
The show was conceived by Host Shana Sheehy and Producer Sarah Gonzales, a resurrection of a previous 6-program pilot that aired in 2006 as a means to report on and celebrate the child and family beat in our vast, interesting and beautiful state. Assistant Producer Jessica Cochran has been an essential part of the team since the beginning, as well.
We connect people. Alaska has one of the highest transiency rates (people moving in and out of state) in the nation, and that often means there's not a lot of time to make friends, form communities or to learn about the local youth-serving organizations - especially for those folks who are busy taking care of young kids at home.
This website aims to be a place where anyone, whether new to the state or a lifelong Alaskan, can browse and listen to previous shows, post comments or questions and find services for families. Listeners and website users are encouraged to contact our team to suggest show ideas, learn about upcoming family-friendly events, subscribe to our podcast and read our fantastic blogs!
We hope you find good information and good friends on the Kids These Days! website.
Awards. Kids These Days! has received the kind recognition of our local and national peers in communications and journalism. Our awards include: