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The goal for K-State Research and Extension is to be everyday Kansans’ trusted source for relevant, unbiased research and information to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future.

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Apr 1, 2020

For this season of The Extension Files, we’re focusing on information for those of us who are maintaining social distance and staying at home to slow the spread of COVID-19. Our intent is to bring you interviews with K-State Research and Extension experts who can help answer some of those tough questions we’re facing right now. To do this, we’re sharing content from all of our radio programs and podcasts.

Today we’re going to make sure listeners get a chance to hear an excellent interview that was released earlier this week from the Sound Living radio show, which is a weekly feature from K-State Research and Extension that is broadcast on radio stations throughout the state. We also distribute the program as a podcast at SoundLivingPodcast.net.

This episode features child development specialist Bradford Wiles talking with the host of Sound Living, Jeff Wichman, about how parents can help their children understand what’s going on in this time when so much is hard to understand.

Guest for this episode:

Dr. Bradford Wiles’ program of research focuses on building resilience and health in vulnerable families. Specifically, he uses a collaborative model of applied developmental research and outreach, focusing his efforts on providing rural, low-income, ethnically and racially diverse families with young children with the knowledge, skills, and decision-making strategies to make a difference in their lives. His vision is to reach all families with young children and assist them in applying research-based practices in the domains of, early childhood brain development, emergent literacy, physical health and activity, and smart phone and tablet screen time. In addition, his efforts also focus on providing vulnerable families to access to healthcare and quality, affordable child care.

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The Extension Files is a product of K-State Research and Extension, which is Kansas State University’s outreach and education system. We have an office in every one of Kansas’ 105 counties.

The goal for K-State Research and Extension is to be everyday Kansans’ trusted source for relevant, unbiased research and information to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future.

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  • finances
  • health in all stages of life
  • gardening
  • landscaping
  • … and much more

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