!NSPIRE: A Whole New Conversation

“Inspire”, a new series featuring inspirational stories about women making moves in communities, politics, families, history, career and life; along with discussion of the issues impacting women on a daily basis. Join !nspire Hosts Betty Lou Pardue, Danielle Norwood, Amy Kelly, Amber Dickinson and Leslie Fleuranges. Inspiring Women, Inspiring You…on KTWU!

Email: inspire@ktwu.org
Phone: 785-670-1111

Season 4

EPISODE 401: Setting and Accomplishing Goals

There are many benefits for achieving what we set our minds to, including that feeling of accomplishment that pushes us to create more goals. But where do we begin? On this episode of !nspire, to discuss setting and accomplishing our goals are: Phelica Glass, motivational speaker and therapist; and Dr. Melia Stockham, author of The
Productivity Spectrum.

Gardening: Soil and Dirt

Shawnee County Extension Master Gardener Linda Jakle service explains the differences in this gardening segment.

Find out more information about
The Dirt on Soil

Closeup of sunflower in a field of sunflowers.

EPISODE 402: Kansas Day

We celebrate Kansas’ statehood on !nspire! Commemorating the admission of Kansas State as the 34th member of the United States in 1861. Remember the history of Kansas through the eyes of notable women in Kansas history and get !nspired to create our own Kansas-themed wreath.

Kansas Day

Phil Reaka, Retired Teacher and local historian, talks about how Kansas Day was first celebrated in 1877 by schoolchildren in Paola and is now an annual celebration throughout the state, including in Johnson County. 

EPISODE 403: Love Your Home

Are you in love with your home? Sometimes all you need is a little refresher to revitalize that long lost love with your home. On this show, we talk to an expert about using floral arrangements and decor accents to add that perfect touch of flair and elegance to your home..

Habitat For Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps people in your community and around the world build or improve a place they can can call home.  Find out how to volunteer in your area: http://www.habitat.org

EPISODE 404: Finding Love After 50

Anyone over fifty and realizing how hard it is to find that special someone to spend the best years of our life with? Coming up on inspire, discussion on where to go, what to say, how to find love after fifty. Our guest for this discussion is Genevieve Gresset, Vice President of Public Relations and Communications for the Matchmaking Company

Other Resources:
Dating After 50: What You Need to Know

I Heart Cello

I Heart Cello Day is part of the Topeka Cello Collective’s community events. It is all about fellowship. Area cello students participate in a day long workshop followed by an evening concert. More information about the Topeka Cello Collective can be found at Topeka Cello Collective

EPISODE 405: Positive Friendships

Good friends are good for your health. Friends can help you celebrate good times and provide support during bad times and prevent isolation and loneliness. However, as an adult it can be difficult to make new friends and it can be hard to let go of negative friendships. Dr. Marisa Franco, NY Times Bestselling author of Platonic: How The Science of Attachment Can Help You Make and Keep Friends, joins our !nspire hosts to discuss the power of positive friendships, help identify unhealthy friendships, and ideas on how to make new friends.

Find Out What Type of Friend You Are
A platonic friendship questionnaire

Granny Basketball

The founder’s goal of Granny Basketball was to provide competitive exercise appropriate for large numbers of women, not just those who played basketball in high school and/or college, or those who are tall and/or strong. Learn more about Granny Basketball

EPISODE 406: Kindness In Kansas

What does being kind mean to you? On today’s !nspire, we talk about kindness, the benefits, and how we can incorporate kindness into our everyday activities. Joining us to discuss kindness are Steve and Dorthy Halley of the Family Peace Initiative .

Find Out More About Why Kindness Matters
A boost to life satisfaction and physical and mental well-being.

A Story About Ice

We hear from author and Topeka native Amy Brady about her book “Ice: From Mixed Drinks to Skating Rinks – A Cool History of a Hot Commodity”.

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