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A Visit With the New Manager for Strategic Partnership Development for NBAF Play Audio



K-State's Marty Vanier talks about her new appointment as the manager for strategic partnership development for the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility being built at the university....she tells how her office will foster input from livestock producers, veterinarians, agricultural pharmaceutical companies and other stakeholders, which will largely guide the animal disease initiatives that NBAF will undertake in the future.

4/23/2015 7:00:00 PM


SEXUAL ASSAULT ON COLLEGE CAMPUS Play Audio



According to a report put out in January of last year by the White house Council on Women and Girls and the Office of the U.S. Vice President, nearly 22-million women have been raped in their lifetimes…that’s nearly one in five.  And these are not stranger rapes, most of these women know their assailants.  In addition, over a third of women were also raped as minors.  In looking at the statistics concerning rape, of particular concern is sexual assault on college campuses.  The dynamics of college life seem to fuel the problem, but it is further exacerbated by the fact that many campus assailants are serial offenders.
Guest: David Lisak (LEE-sak), a nationally recognized forensic consultant, trainer and lecturer.

4/16/2015 7:00:00 PM


Tap into Water: Free Family Fun Day May 2 at Gardner City Lake



K-State Research and Extension, the Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education, and the Hillsdale Area Water Cooperative are teaming up to offer a water education workshop for families on May 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Gardner City Lake. Families with children of all ages are invited to enjoy a day of learning about and celebrating water.
4/6/2015 8:00:00 AM


PRESCRIBED PASTURE BURNING Play Audio



Prescribed burning is a long-standing practice for reinvigorating the native grass prairie…and at the same time, controlling unwanted invasive woody species in those pastures.  This week, K-State forester Charlie Barden talks about that important role that fire plays, noting also that pasture managers need to be cognizant of where the smoke from those prescribed burns goes.
 

3/19/2015 7:00:00 PM


Wildland Fire Response Training Play Audio



Fire information officer with the Kansas Forest Service at K-State, Shawna Hartman, looks ahead to a major wildfire mitigation event to take place in Reno County next week, which will serve in part to train firefighter students and other personnel in wildland fire response.

3/15/2015 7:00:00 PM


Avian Influenza Update Play Audio



From the Kansas Department of Agriculture's Division of Animal Health,  Bill Brown and Paul Grosdidier report on the surveillance efforts now underway in Kansas in response to the confirmation of avian influenza in neighboring states...they talk about the spread of this disease into the region, and the biosecurity measures that poultry producers should be taking now in the wake of this development.

3/11/2015 7:00:00 PM


COPPERHEADS ON TRAILS Play Audio



More than occasionally, hikers on public park trails will encounter copperheads…poisonous snakes that aren’t to be trifled with.  A new study examined copperhead activity on and near hiking trails, to gain a better understanding of why they spend time in those areas.  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee reviews that work this week.

2/19/2015 6:00:00 PM


Prescribed Burning Workshops Play Audio



K-State range and pasture management specialist Walt Fick goes over the topics to be covered at K-State's series of prescribed burning workshops taking place throughout the state this month...among those subjects will be the latest on the smoke management plan and on forming prescribed burning associations.

2/9/2015 6:00:00 PM


Wildfire Danger and Rural Volunteer Firefighters Play Audio



From the Kansas Forest Service fire management program, K-State's Eric Ward discusses the likely persistence of wildfire danger in Kansas in the weeks ahead, and the precautions that landowners should keep in mind in preventing a wildfire...he also talks about the current state of the rural volunteer firefighter ranks in Kansas, and how having a strong rural fire department impacts property insurance coverage for all rural dwellers.

2/1/2015 6:00:00 PM


Weibert Honored as Animal Sciences and Industry Distinguished Alumnus



Warren WeibertWarren Weibert, a 1969 graduate of Kansas State, was honored on Nov. 15 as the recipient of the 2013 K-State Animal Sciences & Industry Distinguished Alumnus Award.
11/21/2013 8:00:00 AM