Friday: Kids-At-Risk and Wyoming Perspectives
Join host Dave Chaffin today as he gets into the two most popular program segments on The Morning Zone.
7:07AM MDT: Kids-At-Risk...the series where we explore the issues that effect our children and families. Today, Child Advocate, John Frentheway and Licenses Professional Counselor, Renee Hanson join Dave to continue their discussions on issues with ADHD children and a new study that says, Twenty minutes of exercise may help kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) settle in to read or solve a math problem, new research suggests. The small study, of 40 eight- to 10-year-olds, looked only at the short-term effects of a single bout of exercise. And researchers caution that they are not saying exercise is the answer to ADHD. But it seems that exercise may at least do no harm to kids' ability to focus, they say. And further studies should look into whether it's a good option for managing some children's ADHD. "This is only a first study," said lead researcher Matthew B. Pontifex, of Michigan State University in East Lansing."We need to learn how long the effects last, and how exercise might combine with or compare to traditional ADHD treatments" like stimulant medications, Pontifex explained.
8:07AM MDT: Wyoming Perspectives, is a special segment on The Morning Zone with Wyoming Legislator, Amy Edmonds and Wyoming Liberty Group Economist, Sven Larson where we explore both national and local issues that effect us here in the Cowboy State. Today, Sven and Amy talk about the elections coming up on Tuesday. They thought a fun theme would be, “who are you voting for and why? are you an economic voter, a constitutional voter, a state’s rights voter, a social issues voter, a single issues voter, etc” And they then will talk about these different kinds of voters and what it will mean for our state and our country.
9:07 AM MDT: Friday Open Line time: You be our guest. Call in and weigh in on the topic of your choice. Toll free 1-888-503-6500, or locally 307-632-6500 or 632-3323.