THEY COME FROM all over the globe and for a host of different reasons to seek refuge and to find a better life after being forced to leave the countries they call home. Next time on Kids These Days! we’re talking about refugee families in Alaska. Also, we’ll learn about a music program that helps refugee kids cope and we meet the members of a family from Bhutan who’ve made a new life for themselves in the 49th state.
That and more next time on Kids These Days! - that’s Tuesday at 2 and again at 7 on KSKA 91.1, and 24/7 right here on KidsTheseDays.org.
It’s summertime in America and the perfect time of year to enjoy all that outdoor freedom that June, July and August bring to us Alaskans. It’s also the right time to reflect on how our youngest citizens are faring and we’ll do that on the next episode of Kids These Days! when we take a look at the American Kid. How much health care does she receive, how often is he graduating from high school, does she live at home and with how many others, and on which side of the poverty level does he live? Researchers from the Casey Foundation’s Kids Count Project join us to discuss the latest data that points towards the well-being of children nationwide …and statewide.
Also this hour – we take a look at the “pretty princess” phenomenon – how are little girls being marketed to? And we check in with the Brookings Institution Brown Center on Education Policy to find out how kids in the USA are doing in the classroom.
Tune in Tuesday, June 28 at 2 and 7 to KSKA-FM to listen.
This week on Kids These Days! we're talking about asthma and allergies in children with special guest Dr. Thad Woodard. We’ll hear about “Peninsula Puffers” – a summer camp that helps kids learn how to manage their asthma and do all the regular fun camp stuff, too. We'll learn about a new study that shows Vitamin D can help with the management of asthma. And for anyone whose kids have food allergies – an allergy friendly recipe for a summer treat.
Tune in to KSKA-FM Tuesday, June 21 at 2 and again at 7 to listen!
IT'S A SPECIAL ENCORE broadcast of Dads These Days. The response was overwhelming the first time we aired it, now hear it again just in time for Father's Day. That’s right - we have an all-dad panel in the studio, and we’ll be talking about the ways that they contribute to their families. We’ll also hear what teen boys think about “manhood”, an essay on the troublesome "Stay-at-home dad" label, and the founder of The Good Men Project speaks to us about how “modern manliness” MUST include being a good father.
That’s Tuesday June 14 at 2pm and again at 7pm on KSKA FM 91.1, and here on KidsTheseDays.org!
On Tuesday, June 7 we'll be discussing free range vs. helicopter parenting on Kids These Days! with two insightful and humorous guests. In the studio with host Shana Sheehy are Lenore Skenazy (aka World's Worst Mom), author of Free-Range Kids: How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children Without Going Nuts With Worry will be joining us from New York; and right here from Alaska we've got Michelle Mitton in the studio - you may already be a fan of her hugely popular mommy-blog Scribbit.
PLUS, adults remember how things were different back in the day in a new segment of When I Was Young; from all over the state Alaskan parents talk about how free (or not) they are with their children; and a new Power of One with the hip-hoppin', don't-stoppin' Junior Gisa of the after-school program AK PRIDE.
Tune in to KSKA at 2 and again at 7 to listen. This show will be posted right here, too, on KidsTheseDays.org on Tuesday, June 7.
Whether it’s something like “Spice” you can get over the counter, pills swiped from the bathroom cabinet, today’s marijuana or something else – let’s face it – the Drugs These Days are different than when adults were growing up. Ever heard of “bath salts”? They’re not what you think…
Guests from the law enforcement, prevention and rehab areas join us Tuesday, May 31 to talk about what is out there, how to stop youth before they start using and how to treat them if they do become addicted.
Plus, we'll hear some very candid thoughts on drug use from teens themselves, we'll have a look at the upside of risk behavior reports, and we'll find out about a new campaign that will address the harmful "social norms" surrounding marijuana use. All that and more at 2pm and 7pm on KSKA Tuesday, May 31.
Hunting, fishing and gathering – for many Alaska families these activities are a regular way of life. That’s the subject on next week’s program: families in Alaska that hunt, gather and fish together, teaching their kids these skills from a very young age.
Award-winning Alaska author Seth Kantner talks about a gathering lifestyle in the past and in the present; a Lake Illiamna-area Mother talks about passing on a traditional, Alaska Native subsistence lifestyle to her children; one family from the Mat-Su tells us why hunting trips are about more than hunting for them; the Alaska Department of Fish & Game tells us about some of the programs that agency offers for kids to get out and into the out-of-doors. All this and a new installment of KTDontheGO.
Be sure to tune in to KSKA-FM at 2 and 7pm Tuesday, May 24 for this all new, outdoorsy episode of Kids These Days!
On Tuesday, May 17 - we’re talking about Caregiver Stress, discussing the kinds of pressures people young and old are under when they’re responsible for the health and well-being of others. We’ll learn about local resources and support for those caring for aging, sick or mentally ill family members.
Also this hour we’ll explore the Sandwich Generation - a term to describe the growing number of adults who find themselves caring for the children in their lives while they’re also caring for aging loved ones. Plus, we learn about how little kids cope with stress in their young lives.
All this tomorrow on KSKA-FM at 2pm and 7pm, and as always - right here 24/7 on KidsTheseDays.org!
Two librarians from the Anchorage Public Library join host Shana Sheehy to talk about how to keep your families and kids of all ages reading all summer long. We'll learn about the many programs they offer to kids and teens and you'll be invited to the biggest lit-themed celebration of the year!
Plus, can kids lose some reading ability over the summer? New research says yes - all the more reason to get to the library! And we ask adults to remember their favorite books when they were growing up in another installment of When I Was Young.
Tune in to KSKA Tuesday, May 10 at 2 and 7 pm to listen, and also find this entire program right here on KidsTheseDays.org!
What are you reading this summer?
In celebration of Mother's Day this coming Sunday, Editor/Publisher of Mothering Magazine, Peggy O'Mara joins host Shana Sheehy to take a look at how motherhood and happiness are linked and how mom's mood affects the family. Plus a local therapist talks postpartum depression and other peri-natal mood disorders. Also, Jane Mattes author and founder of Single Mothers By Choice responds to a recent poll that found Americans thought these moms were "harmful to society" & Chef KTD returns with a recipe for the perfect Mom's day breakfast in bed!
All this today on KSKA-FM at 2 and again at 7. Listen to the show here on KidsTheseDays.org and find the recipe and photos, too.