Young artists abound in the 49th state and next time on Kids These Days! we're celebrating the singing, painting, acting, sculpting, poetry-slamming, music-making, writing, dancing lot of them! Throughout the hour we'll meet a few of Alaska's talented young people while our guests, Annie Calkins and Suzie Gaffney from the Alaska Arts Education Consortium, fill us in on the state of the arts in our state.
KSKA: Tuesday 9/27 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
When a child tests into or is placed in special education parents will have a lot of questions about navigating the system, planning an IEP (Individual Education Plan) with their child's educators, and they'll wonder what is the long term outlook for their child's schooling? Teresa Holt, operations manager from the Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education and Julie Broyles, a local high school resource teacher who's son has Down Syndrome join us to discuss the basics of navigating the special education system in Alaska's schools.
KSKA: Tuesday 9/20 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Are today's young women under so much pressure to be beautiful, to succeed at school and sports and to be sweet and nice that they are becoming depressed earlier in life? One new book thinks so. "The Triple Bind: Saving Our Teen Girls from Today's Pressures" presents an interesting look at how the pressure on young girls can take a nasty toll. So, where's the balance and what can be done?
KSKA: Tuesday 9/13 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Boys will be boys - but why exactly? We ask what makes adolescent boys 11-14 unique and what changes are their bodies - and their minds - going through at this developmental stage? Do boys and girls really learn differently? And what is necessary to help a boy become a good man? Michael Gurian author of "The Minds of Boys" is our guest.
KSKA: Tuesday 9/6 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Tuesday, August 30 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Not everyone has kids. Deciding not to become parents can be just as big of a decision as opting to start a family. On this episode of Kids These Days! we speak with two authors who are childfree about why they made the difficult choice to live life without littles and how it impacts their current lives. Plus, a Pew Research study linking higher rates of childlessness with more tolerant social attitudes, and growing old without children.
Tuesday, August 6 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Summer vacation is coming to an end and with kids K-12 returning to the classroom it means the whole family will be readjusting daily routines. We're talking about establishing good schedules for: sleeping, eating, homework, after-school activities, weekend chores, family time, sports or music practice, church and of course, getting to school on time. Whew!
Tuesday, August 2 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Babies can sign before they speak, and many parents are helping their little ones to communicate in this way with the aid of educational resources like the popular series, Signing Time! Guest Rachel Coleman designed this fun, musical program in response to learning that her own daughter was profoundly deaf. Today, learn Rachel's story and how Signing Time! is helping families with deaf children talk to one another.
Tuesday, June 28 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Independence Day is just around the corner and so we're asking: what does the American Kid look like these days? How much health care does she receive, how often is he graduating from high school, with how many parents does she live and do those parents work, and on which side of the poverty level does he live? Researchers from the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Kids Count project join us to discuss the latest data that points towards the well-being of children nationwide... and statewide.
Tuesday, June 21 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Watery eyes, runny noses and inflamed sinuses got your family inside during the summer? Does your family go out to eat, on playdates or to birthday parties with an EpiPen at the ready? And is asthma management a major concern in your home? Dr. Thad Woodard is our guest on the program to talk about all things allergy and asthma.
Tuesday, June 14 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
It's all dads, all hour this week on Kids These Days! for a special encore broadcast just in time for Father's Day. Host Shana Sheehy is joined by three local fathers - Kurt Bunker, Krestia DeGeorge and Jason Hilde. From staying at home with the kids to enduring long business trips away - these men say being a dad these days is all about determining what is best for your family and making it work.
What’s your parenting style – laid-back or helicopter? Do you let the kids run free or do you hover? Where do you draw the lines between cautious and fearful; encouraging and pressuring; and healthy exposure and over-protection? Research shows that kids these days are safer and healthier than in other time in history – so why all the worry?
Whether it’s something like “Spice” you can get over the counter, prescription 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…
On Tuesday, May 24 at 2pm and 7pm
HUNTING, GATHERING & FISHING FAMILIES
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 … Read More
On Tuesday, May 17 at 2pm and 7pm
COPING WITH CAREGIVER STRESS
On Kids These Days! we talk about issues of interest to caregivers raising children, and children doesn’t always mean young kids under the age of twenty. Everyone is someone’s child, and everyone is … Read More
On today: Tuesday, May 10 at 2pm and 7pm
Youth services librarians, Jane Henriksen Baird and Susan Sommers, both from the Anchorage Public Library join host Shana Sheehy in the studio to talk about how to keep your families and kids of all … Read More
On today: Tuesday, May 3 at 2pm and 7pm
We’ve all heard the adage, “If momma’s not happy, nobody’s happy,” and in celebration of Mother’s Day this coming Sunday, we wanted to know how to make mom happy, and how to keep mom … Read More
Tuesday, April 26 at 2pm and 7pm
Teenagers in Alaska are more at risk of dying by suicide than kids in any other state. Understanding this statistic and the efforts to fight the problem is the subject on today’s show.
IN-STUDIO GUESTS: Joining host Shana … Read More
Tuesday, April 19 at 2pm and 7pm
SUMMER FAMILY TRAVEL
It’s getting warmer and school will be out soon which means many families in Alaska are preparing for their summer trips. Host Shana Sheehy speaks with two local travel gurus who will each count down … Read More