A Whole New Conversation

EPISODE 101

In this episode’s interview segment we talk with historian Sarah Bell of the Watkins Museum of History and activist Linessa Frazier. They inform us about the Suffrage movement, equal voting rights and concerns over laws limiting the ability for colored and at-risk populations in the election process.

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Outdoors

Jennifer Woerner and Denise Selbee-Koch of Dirty Girl Adventures tells us why it is important to get outdoors.

Visit the Dirty Girl Adventures website to find out more.

Wellness

Yoga Instructor and host of Happy Yoga, Sarah Starr treats us to a moment of mindfulness and relaxation…

Find about the possible benefits of Yoga at Sarah Starr’s website.

EPISODE 102

In this episode’s interview segment we talk with Andrea Etzel and Jordan Roemerman of Kansas Travel and Tourism about traveling to local destinations in the state.

Find out more options for travel in Kansas from TravelKS.com

Travel
We Talk with Marci Penner about getting inspired by architecture, art, commerce, cuisine, customs, geography, history and people of the communities in Kansas.

A great place to begin is at The Kansas Sampler Foundation website.

 

Outdoors

Jennifer Woerner and Denise Selbee-Koch of Dirty Girl Adventures explores more options there are for short travel destinations.

Visit the Dirty Girl Adventures website to find more local great outdoor destinations.

EPISODE 103

In this episode we talk about planning birthdays, graduations, weddings, quinceaneras, retirements and more with Cheryl Clark from Dare To Dream Event Management, and Abbey Brown of the Brownstone Wedding and Event Venue.

Event Planning

Cheryl Clark can discuss your extraordinary event Check-in with her at Dare To Dream Event Management.

Event Planning

Visit the The Brownstone Wedding and Event Venue website and get in touch with Abbey Brown to discuss your special event.

EPISODE 104

In this episode with we feature a discussion on the lengthy history of women in the military with Kerry Wynn, Washburn University professor of History and Louanne Maddox, who served in the United States Army for over 20 years.

Find out more about the history of Women in the U.S. military at the USO website

Home Repair
We Talk with Janice Watkins and Nikki MacMillan, from Habitat for Humanity, about some easy home maintenance.

Habitat for Humanity offers home repair services including painting, accessibility modifications, weatherization and minor repair services to preserve home exteriors.

Get more information at the Habitat For Humanity website.

 

Outdoors

Jennifer Woerner and Denise Selbee-Koch of Dirty Girl Adventures tells us about safety when going outdoors.

Visit the Dirty Girl Adventures website to find out more about getting outdoors.

EPISODE 105

Conducting life while going through and after menopause. To get more information we are joined by Laura Sidlinger, Director of Mental Health programs for Valeo Behavioral Healthcare and and Lara Rivera, nurse and midwife.

Menopause

Addressing myths of menopause, the positive aspects of menopause, using this change in life as a time for women to take a fresh look at relationships, professions, their own health, ensuring the way they are spending their time is meaningful to them. You can get more information at Valeo Behavioral Healthcare.

Core Strengthening

Yoga Instructor and host of Happy Yoga with Sarah Starr shows us how to get a stronger core and why that is important.

EPISODE 106

In this episode of !nspire, we discuss the important role of caregiving. We also talk about the emotional, financial and physical toll that comes with the role of caregiving and the resources available to assist.

Find out more about caregiving from these resource websites.

Home Repair
We Talk with Janice Watkins and Nikki MacMillan, from Habitat for Humanity, about repairing a hole in drywall.

Get more information at the Habitat For Humanity website.

Core Strengthening

Yoga Instructor and host of Happy Yoga with Sarah Starr leads us through twists and learn how those are important to overall health and well-being.

EPISODE 107

Kansas is surrounded by states that have passed medical cannabis legislation, we discuss where we are at in the process of passing legislation to approve the use of cannabis for medical purposes. Guest for this show are Kelly Rippel, Vice President and Co-founder for Kansans for Hemp…and Leigh Zarda Carr, Co-founder of Hari Om Hemp.

Barbara Waterman-Peters

In this Inspiring Woman profile we sat down to talk with artist Barbara Waterman-Peters at her studio in the NOTO Art District to discuss her career as an artist. Barbara talks about how she has always seen herself as an artist, but how she has always had to work other jobs to support herself. Barbara also talks about how she hopes that her 60+ years as an artist will inspire others to pursue art, possibly as a career.
You can browse some of her work at barbarawatermanpeters.com.

Medical Cannabis

Leigh Zarda Carr discausses health impact of utilizing cannabis to manage health ailments like ptsd, seizures, stomach ailments and cancer

What could be the impact medical cannabis for treatment treating mental and physical illnesses.

Find out more from this recent discussion on Amanpour & Company on PBS

EPISODE 108

On today’s show, we discuss the process of re-opening schools during what many hope is a past the worst of covid. What can we expect this year as schools manage the re-opening of schools? We discuss the upcoming school year with Dr. Tiffany Anderson, Superintendent for Topeka Public Schools and Kaylee Soderlund, Administrative Intern at Jardine Elementary

Outdoor Safety

Jennifer Woerner and Denise Selbee-Koch of Dirty Girl Adventures tells us about safety when going outdoors.

Visit the Dirty Girl Adventures website to find out more about getting outdoors.

Educational Resources

For more Educational Resources throughout the school year check out PBS Learning Media

EPISODE 109

This show will discuss women in the workforce; the challenges, the history, how far we have come and how far we have yet to go, and how COVID has impacted women in the workforce. Guest for this show are Michelle Cuevas Stubblefield, Senior Vice President of Strategy at Greater Topeka Partnership and Traci Jepson, CEO of Jepson Solutions, LLC

Home Repair

We Talk with Janice Watkins and Nikki MacMillan, from Habitat for Humanity, will talk about changing the filters in your HVAC system.

Get more information at the Habitat For Humanity website.

Women In The Workforce

Double-digit unemployment. Increased hours of child care. Lost hours and benefits. In three months, women lost a decade’s worth of economic advancement. How long will it take to catch back up?

Check out more about this topic from
The 19th an independent, nonprofit newsroom reporting on gender, politics and policy.

EPISODE 110

The woman’s body goes through a lot of changes during and after pregnancy. Guests Tammy Schrickel, Director of Little Learners at Washburn Tech and Dr. Kelsey Zubiaur, Pediatrician with Topeka Pediatrics join us to discuss how to stay physically active, make time for yourself, prepare for baby, how to ask for help and the resources available to help with the transition.

Core Exercises

Janet Thompson Jackson, a certified wellness instructor and yoga coach walks us through core exercises.

There are more of Janet’s wellness videos available for you to view at The Inspire YouTube Channel

Additional Resources

For more information regarding child care resources here is a link to KDHE Child Care Provider and Parent Resources

EPISODE 111

Most sex trafficking victims are female and average age of entry is 12-14 years of age. Many don’t even realize they are a victim. They can be manipulated by romance, substance abuse and cultural disorientation. Guests Becca Spielman, YWCA Program Director for our Center for Safety and Empowerment; Christina Chavez, YWCA Victim Services Coordinator; and Charlie Tebow, Survivor and KVC Missing Youth Specialist discuss what should we look out for, how we can help and what resources are available for victims who need help.

YWCA Services

The YWCA is the largest network of domestic and sexual violence service providers in the nation. YWCAs get up and do the work of providing safe and secure housing, crisis hotlines, counseling, court assistance, and other community and safety programs to more than 535,000 women, children and families.

You can find more information on services provided at the YWCA website

General Exercises

Janet Thompson Jackson, a certified wellness instructor and yoga coach walks us through some general short exercises.

There are more of Janet’s wellness videos available for you to view at The Inspire YouTube Channel

EPISODE 112

On this episode of !nspire, guests Cherryl Delacruz, Mathematics Teacher at Highland Park High School and Katie Vanblaricum talk discuss women making moves online (in particular online jobs happening outside of professional careers), building brands on social media (youtube, blogging, etc.) and podcasts. .

Movement Exercises

Janet Thompson Jackson, a certified wellness instructor and yoga coach walks us through movement exercises.

There are more of Janet’s wellness videos available for you to view at The Inspire YouTube Channel

Additional Resources

Everyone knows that 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds ask a lot of questions. But that unrestrained curiosity can unsettle preschool teachers who feel they lack sufficient understanding of science, technology, engineering and math, often referred to as STEM. You can find more stories about STEM education from the PBS NewsHour Website

EPISODE 113

On this episode of !nspire, we feature all !nspire hosts, Betty Lou Pardue, Danielle Norwood, Leslie Fleuranges, Amy Kelly and Amber Dickinson on set to talk about their favorite stories and those stories that had the most impact on them.

We’re looking for more great stories that impact women, their families, their communities, as well as in their businesses, organizations and industries, locally and around the nation. If you know of a topic or story or would like to give us your thoughts,  please get don’t hesitate to get in touch with us with the contact information at the bottom of the page.  Inspiring women, Inspiring voices, Inspiring YOU, on KTWU.

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