Kids These Days! March 15

Tuesday, March 15 at 2pm and 7pm


Just in time for March Madness, we take a look at how competition and sports play significant roles in the lives and development of kids and teens. We’re talking about the positive effects of playing sports like fitness, learning to balance athletics and academics, and character and relationship-building. We’ll also explore the downside to competition like cheating and putting too much pressure on student-athletes. Our guests are Gary Matthews, executive director of the Alaska School Activities Association and Michael Josephson, founder of the Josephson Institute Center for Sports Ethics.

Plus – learn about other ways that Alaskan kids are competing like in the Paralympic Sports Alaska Program and the FIRST Lego League of Alaska.

Tune in to KSKA-FM Tuesday, March 15 at 2pm or 7pm to listen. As always, you can hear the full show, see pictures and listen to additional clips at where you can also leave your comments about this program.

PLEASE NOTE that the “Part-time Single Parent” show originally scheduled for next Tuesday, 3/22 will now be heard on 3/29 instead. Next Tuesday, 3/22, tune in to hear the rebroadcast of “Emergency Prep & The Big Bad World” all about getting your family ready for natural disasters in Alaska and helping children understand why bad things sometimes happen in the world.

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