A Whole New Conversation

EPISODE 201

On this episode of !nspire, we discuss the history and stigmas of cannabis. Included on the discussion are Kelly Rippel, Co-Founder of Kansans for Hemp; Amy Reid, President of Kansas Cannabis Coalition; and Doctor Currie Myers, Consultant and Retired Sheriff for Johnson County.

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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.

More information can be obtained at the Habitat For Humanity website.

 

Cannabis & Hemp

Cannabis is actually a broader classification that contains both hemp plants and marijuana plants.

Get more information on where the State of Kansas stands from one of the most comprehensive source of international legal updates, analysis and insights. Lexology

Many sources are pointing to information that more senior citizens are starting to use marijuana to manage pain and opioid addiction. See this PBS NewsHour report on the subject.

EPISODE 202

On this episode of !nspire, we discuss the medicinal side of cannabis legislation. Included on the discussion are Kelly Rippel, Co-Founder of Kansans for Hemp; Leigh Carr, General Manager of Hippos; and Amy Reid, President of Kansas Cannabis Coalition.

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Movement Exercises

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

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

 

Cannabis & Hemp

Scientists have demonstrated that a component of cannabis reduces seizures in children with a rare form of epilepsy.

Get more information about this story from PBS NewsHour

What medical marijuana can and can’t do for your health. See this PBS NewsHour report on the subject.

EPISODE 203

On this episode of !nspire, we discuss the economic impact of cannabis for medical and/or recreational use. Included on the discussion are Kelly Rippel, Co-Founder of Kansans for Hemp; and Leigh Carr, General Manager of Hippos..

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Home Repair

We Talk with Janice Watkins and Nikki MacMillan, from Habitat for Humanity, about some replacing a P-Trap.

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

More information can be obtained at the Habitat For Humanity website.

 

Cannabis & Hemp

Medical marijuana proponents have long argued that taxing pot dispensaries could provide sizable revenue to local governments, ushering in a so-called “green rush.”. Read this article from Frontline.

Marijuana has become big business. So why are small growers struggling to survive? See this PBS NewsHour report on the subject.

EPISODE 205

On this episode of !nspire, we discuss women in politics, topics that matter to women, and inspire future generations of women leaders. Guests include Joan Wagnon, Retired American Politician and Vicki Schmidt, Kansas Insurance Commissioner.

Find out more about women in the political arena at the PBS News Hour

Women In Politics

UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.

UN Women data shows that women are underrepresented at all levels of decision-making worldwide, and achieving gender parity in political life is far off.

 

Balance and Stability

Sarah demonstrates accessible yoga practice using a chair for support, including a standing sequence designed to create more freedom and mobility in the hips while building strength, balance and focus.

View More of Happy Yoga with Sarah Starr.

Women Spotlight

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.

Browse some of Barbara’s work at barbarawatermanpeters.com

 

Outdoors

Jennifer Woerner and Denise Selbee-Koch of Dirty Girl Adventures tell us about Poison Ivy and Poison Oak considerations when going outdoorsVisit dirtygirladventures.com to get more information about getting outdoors.
EPISODE 207

On this episode of !nspire, we feature the story of the Amazon Army and the impact this brave group of women had on labor reform and current-day labor rights, due to their passion to fight and express their grievances against a new state law that controlled the right to strike in 1920. Guests include Linda Knoll of Pittsburg, KS. Linda is also a local historian, and educator, and she is the author of the play “An Army of Amazons”; and Kristin Lawson, Professor of History, Pittsburg State University.

Women’s Bureau

For over 100 years, the Women’s Bureau has been meeting its mandate by identifying the topics working women care about most, aggressively researching the issues, and pioneering innovative policies and programs to address them amidst the ever-changing compass of our nation.

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Outdoors

Jennifer Woerner and Denise Selbee-Koch of Dirty Girl Adventures tell safety considerations when going outdoorsVisit dirtygirladventures.com to get more information about getting outdoors.
EPISODE 208

On this episode of !nspire, we feature women making moves in sports. Interviews include Kaylee Manns, Professional Volleyball player and Linda Hargrove, Retired Basketball Coach. Linda started as a Scout, then Assistant Coach, then GM of the WNBA team of the Washington Mystics, WSU women’s basketball coach from 1989-1998, was on the 1992 Barcelona Olympics women’s basketball team coaching staff that won bronze metal, and started women’s sports programs following Title IX at Cowley College.

Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. .1681 et seq.) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs receiving Federal financial assistance. Athletics are considered an integral part of an institution’s education program and are therefore covered by this law. It is the responsibility of the Department of Education (ED), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), to assure that athletic programs are operated in a manner that is free from discrimination on the basis of sex.

Browse more information about Title IX and it’s impact.

 

Granny Basketball

The Granny Basketball(R) League is a non-profit organization to provide fun, competitive exercise for women age 50 and older playing six-on-six basketball. Find out more about Granny Basketball
EPISODE 209

According to the USDA women in agriculture are helping to pave the way for a better future. Today’s women are educated, encouraged and empowered to take on the challenges of meeting the world’s growing food, fuel and fiber needs. On this episode of !nspire, we feature women-owned and operated farming operations. Guest: Nancy Vogelsberg-Busch, Owner of Bossie’s Best Organic Beef.

Gentle Yoga – Core Exercises

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

You can view Janet’s wellness videos available for you to view at The Inspire YouTube channel.

 

Composting

Ariel Whitly-Noll, horticulture agent for K-State Research and Extension Shawnee County explains about what goes into your compost pile. Find out more about Composting
EPISODE 210

On this episode of !nspire, we discuss the challenges and rewarding experiences of raising children with special needs. We feature the support and resources available to these strong families and the importance of parents/caregivers practicing self-care to help manage their own difficult emotions.

Capper Foundation

Capper Foundation has brought hope to thousands of infants, children and adults with disabilities and their families in Kansas. They provide therapy services, home and community-based support and resources to enhance the lives of those served.

Find out more about services at Capper Foundation

 

Gentle Yoga – Chair Exercises

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

You can view Janet’s wellness videos available for you to view at The Inspire YouTube channel.

 

EPISODE 211

On this episode of !nspire, we discuss Chapter 205, a law designed to quarantine people for disease. It was primarily enforced against women. Typically the women that were incarcerated actually were infected by their partners and husbands, showing the hypocrisy of this law, punishing the women instead of the men. Guests: Nichole Perry, Author “Policing Sex in the Sunflower State” and Kerry Wynn, Assistant Professor of History Washburn University.

Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Legislation

There continues to be many laws enacted to both hinder as well as allow Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.

Find out more about Discrimination in the Law

 

House Plants

Ariel Whitly-Noll, horticulture agent for K-State Research and Extension Shawnee County explains about houseplants that are good for your office. Find out more about Houseplants
EPISODE 212

On this episode of !nspire, we discuss this global phenomenon and what resources are available to help women, and how women can protect and defend themselves. Guests include: Megan Stuke, Executive Director of The Willow Domestic Violence Center in Lawrence; Becca Spielman, Program Director, Center for Safety and Empowerment; and Emily Steimel-Handy Public Education Coordinator, Center for Safety and Empowerment, YWCA Northeast Kansas.

House Plants

Ariel Whitly-Noll, horticulture agent for K-State Research and Extension Shawnee County discusses watering your houseplants. Find out more about Watering Your House Plants

The Willow Domestic Violence Center

In the U.S., 84% of sexual assault victims are female, and worldwide almost 1 out of 3 women have been subjected to abuse (physical or sexual) by an intimate partner.

From shelter and safety planning to new housing, transportation, and employment, The Willow offers referrals and services to survivors, as well as educational opportunities for our communities.

More about services at The Willow

 

EPISODE 213

On today’s episode of !nspire, we focus on self-care. Women are more likely to neglect self-care, as they are typically caregivers for their children and family, parents, friends, loved ones. We discuss the importance of self-care, including taking care of our physical and mental health, and the benefits of focusing on YOU. Guests: Dr. Rhonda Peterson Dealey, DSW, LSCSW, MSW Program Director, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Social Work, Washburn University and Brent Trammell, WU Employee Wellness Coordinator

House Plants

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

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

 

Mindfulness

In the U.S., 84% of sexual assault victims are female, and worldwide almost 1 out of 3 women have been subjected to abuse (physical or sexual) by an intimate partner.

From shelter and safety planning to new housing, transportation, and employment, The Willow offers referrals and services to survivors, as well as educational opportunities for our communities.

Learn how teachers can incorporate mindfulness into daily life to help manage stress Explore mindfulness.

 

EPISODE 214

On this episode of !nspire, we take look at the pressures women face to meet what society deems as beautiful. This could encompass a discussion that includes age, race, weight, sexual orientation, and the different standards women in these groups face depending on their own personal characteristics.

The Beauty Of Imperfection

How truly beneficial has our obsession with precision and the beauty been, author Simon Winchester has wondered: “Hasn’t it perhaps made us lose sight of the beauty of nature, of the imperfect, of the imprecise?”
Learn more from The PBS Newshour

Balance and Stability

Sarah demonstrates accessible yoga practice using a chair for support, including a standing sequence designed to create more freedom and mobility in the hips while building strength, balance and focus.

See More Happy Yoga with Sarah Starr.

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