Friday On The Morning Zone:
6:07 – 6:30AM MST: Financial information…We talk about those things that effect our money.
7:07AM MST: Kids-At-Risk Series continues. Today Child advocate, Joyhn Frentheway and Licensed Professional Counselor, Renee Hanson join host Dave Chaffin to discuss the new information out this week that says Wyoming is locking up fewer juveniles but still ranks near the top of the nation.The Associated Press reported Wednesday that the Annie E. Casey Foundation found Wyoming’s juvenile detention rate was second-highest in the country, after South Dakota’s.The report says Wyoming’s rate fell by 12 percent between 1997 and 2010, to 440 per 100,000. Nationwide, the rate declined by 37 percent to 225 per 100,000.The rate measures the percentage of people under age 21 who are assigned a bed in a residential detention facility.Wyoming has been developing alternatives emphasizing rehabilitation over punishment.Marc Homer, who works on juvenile justice issues for the Wyoming Children’s Action Alliance, says such programs can reduce the number of repeat offenders while saving the state money.
8:07AM MST: Wyoming Perspectives Series that looks at the issues of the day effecting us all here in Wyoming. Today, former Wyoming Legislator, Amy Edmonds and Executive Director of Wyoming Liberty Group will guest and will cover a surprise topic.
9:07AM MST Open Lines…Your chance to be our guest and pick your topic. Call in at 1-888-503-6500 toll free, or 307-632-6500 or 632-3323 locally
9:37AM MST: The Cowgirls of The West are back with Dave. Ed Prosser will be with Sharon Russell. Ed is well versed in the history of Elbridge Gerry, whom Dr. Diane Brotemarkle will be speaking on at the Cowgirl of the West luncheon/program on March 11, at Little America.