Friday’s Morning Zone Line-Up
Be sure and listen to The Morning Zone today 6-10AM MST on AM650 KGAB and www.kgab.com.
6:06AM MST: Financial news
6:40AM MST: Lead Up to “Kids At Risk”
7:07AM MST: Today, on our “Kids At Risk” series, Child Advocate, John Frentheway and Licensed Professional Counselor, Renee’ Hanson, will explore two recent stroies in the news effecting our children and families. First, Seventh grade girls who have trouble reading are more likely to get pregnant in high school than average or above-average readers, according to a new study from Philadelphia.Researchers found that pattern stuck even after they took into account the girls’ race and poverty in their neighborhoods – both of which are tied to teen pregnancy rates. “We certainly know that social disadvantages definitely play a part in teen pregnancy risk, and certainly poor educational achievement is one of those factors,” said Dr. Krishna Upadhya, a reproductive health and teen pregnancy researcher from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore. Also, in the second half of the program, we’ll look at this story, too. A 34-Year Prison Sentence in Colorado Child Porn Case…According to the United States Attorney’s Office , District of Colorado, an Indiana man has been sentenced to serve more than 34 years in a federal prison this week after pleading guilty of attempted coercion and enticement to engage in unlawful sexual activity with a minor child and distribution of child pornography in Colorado. * Steven Raines, 35, of Fort Wayne, Ind., was first charged by criminal complaint on July 2 and was indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver on July 9, the U.S. Attorney’s Office reported. He pleaded guilty to those charges in October and was sentenced on Tuesday. * On April 1, Raines began chatting online with an undercover Homeland Security Investigations agent out of Glenwood Springs, Colo., after the agent entered a publicly accessible chat room whose topic focused on sex with children. The agent was pretending to be a single mother of two daughters under the age of 16. * An individual, later identified as Raines, engaged in a conversation with the agent and expressed interest in having sex with the agent and the two minor children, stating that he had been searching for 20 years for someone like the agent who would provide access to her children, the attorney’s office reported. * For the next three months, according to the attorney’s office, Raines continued chatting and emailing with the agent via his smart phone. He began sending pictures depicting child pornography and making plans to travel to Colorado to have sex with the two young girls, including one who was under the age of 6. * Raines admitted that he had been a pedophile since the age of 15, the attorney’s office stated.
8:07AM MST: In our “Wyoming Perspectives” segment, Amy Edmonds and Sven Larson from the Wyoming Liberty Group will guest host with Dave Chaffin and be discussing bills from the legislature. There are a handful of bills that are getting all the attention right now, but Amy and Sven will highlight a few more of the lesser known bills that are out there. And Sven has some new and very interesting information on the fuel tax he wants to share.
9:07AM MST Maestro William Intrilligator from the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra will join us to talk about their latest concert coming up tomorrow night at the Cheyenne Civic Center.