Family, Community and Health

Friday January 21, 2021
Controlling Mice in the Home
Just like us, mice like a nice warm place with plenty of food. Nebraska Extension Wildlife Specialist Dennis Ferraro gives us some tips on keeping mice out of our home and what to do if they are already there.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/thinkmouse.shtml

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Thursday January 20, 2021
Getting Enough Sleep
More and more studies are coming out that are focusing on the value of sleep. Nebraska Extension Rural Health and Wellness Educator Susan Harris talks about several key factors in making sure you’re well rested.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/franklin/sleepless-in-nebraska-0/

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Tuesday January 18, 2021
UNL Food Processing Center Professional
Entrepreneurs in the food industry can get professional development for several ventures at the UNL Food Processing Center. Food Entrepreneur Assistance Program Manager Jill Gifford talks about programs and courses that are available.MP3
https://fpc.unl.edu/

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Thursday December 30, 2021
Stored Product Insect Pests
Nobody wants bugs in their food. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jody Green gives us some tips to keep them out of our stored food products.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/douglas-sarpy/insects/

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December 21, 2021
New Dean of Extension
Nebraska Extension will be led by a new Dean. Dr. Charles Stoltenow will take over the post January 1st. He talks about what he looks forward to in his new role as Dean of Extension. MP3
https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/stoltenow-named-dean-and-director-of-nebraska-extension/

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Tuesday December 14, 2021
Millipedes in the House
You might see a few, or maybe a lot of millipedes in your home this time of year. According to Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist Jody Green, they’re just looking for a warm place and she offers tips to control them. MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/douglas-sarpy/pdfs/ce/resources/ce-abl-millipedes.pdf

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Thursday December 16, 2021
Attainable Resolutions
We all enjoy good fun, family, friends and food during the holiday season. When the new year starts, a lot of us make resolutions to get in shape and lose weight. Nebraska Extension Educator Carrie Schneider-Miller says that’s great, but make sure your goals are incremental and attainable.MP3
https://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/lancasterextension/12109/70681

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Thursday December 9, 2021
Picking Out a Tree For The Holidays
Getting a tree set up for your holiday season is a tradition in most Nebraska homes. Nebraska Extension Landscape Horticulture Specialist Kim Todd talks about picking a tree for the holidays.MP3
https://youtu.be/48SuxDkERYU

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Tuesday December 7, 2021
Holiday Plant Care
Holiday plants light up the waning daylight hours of late fall and early winter. Nebraska Extension Educator Terri James talks about caring for poinsettias and other festive plants this holiday season.MP3
https://youtu.be/zuOZSBO0rdw

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Thursday December 2, 2021
Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain
A little weight gain over the holidays is pretty common. Nebraska Extension Dietician Carrie Miller offers a few tips to keeping the weight in check in the midst of all that holiday food.MP3
https://health.unl.edu/nutrition-counseling

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Monday November 29, 2021
Thanksgiving Leftovers
Leftover turkey and side dishes are a delicious treat after the main meal. Nebraska Extension Assistant Educator Nancy Urbanec talks about how to store thanksgiving food properly.MP3
https://fpc.unl.edu/thanksgiving-food-safety-tips

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Friday November 26, 2021
Christmas Tree Care
Many Nebraskans will be out purchasing holiday trees for their homes during the Thanksgiving weekend. Nebraska Extension Educator John Fech gives a few tips to help keep the tree healthy and safe once inside your home. MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/articles/2012/ChristmasTrees.shtml

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Tuesday November 23, 2021
Safely Deep Frying a Turkey
There’s plenty of videos on the internet depicting fires and ruined turkeys due to improper handling during deep fat frying. UNL Food Safety Specialist Sami Fischer talks about how to properly fry your turkey and avoid a serious problem this Thanksgiving. MP3
https://food.unl.edu/free-resources/newsletters/family-fun-run/thanksgiving-food-safety

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Monday November 22, 2021
Turkey Preparation and Safety
Remembering a few simple tips for your Thanksgiving meal preparation and storage of leftovers can keep the holiday safe and enjoyable for everyone. UNL Food Safety Specialist Sami Fischer talks about key things to keep in mind to avoid any food poisoning issues with the holiday meal. MP3
https://food.unl.edu/free-resources/newsletters/family-fun-run/thanksgiving-food-safety

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Thursday November 4, 2021
Drain Flies
Tiny gnats and flies inside your home are annoying and seemingly impossible to get rid of. Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist Jody Green says you can eliminate drain flies with a few simple tips.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/douglas-sarpy/pdfs/ce/resources/ce-abl-drain-fly.pdf

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Tuesday November 2, 2021
Household Spiders
North America is home to about 3,400 species of spiders and some can make their way into our homes. Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist Jody Green says try not to be worried, most of them are harmless.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/douglas-sarpy/pdfs/ce/resources/ce-abl-domestic-house-spider.pdf

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Friday October 29, 2021
The Importance of Sleep During Harvest
Farmers during this time of year are always on the go, trying to get the harvest completed for the season. Nebraska Extension Educator for Rural Health, Wellness, and Safety, Susan Harris says getting enough sleep will help producers stay alert and productive.MP3
https://youtu.be/LhFPxWtnVjk

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Monday October 25, 2021
Fall Insect Home Invaders
Cooler weather around the state might drive some bugs to look for a new home, including yours. Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist Jody Green talks about fall home invaders.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/douglas-sarpy/insects/

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Friday October 22, 2021
Bed Bugs Prevention
Many times, bed bugs can get into your home as a result of a recent stay in a hotel room. Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist Jody Green talks about taking precautions before staying in a hotel room to avoid bringing unwanted guests back home.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/douglas-sarpy/pdfs/ce/resources/ce-abl-bed-bug.pdf

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Monday October 18, 2021
Bed Bug Control
An infestation of bed bugs in your home can be very difficult to get rid of. Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist Jody Green talks about how to control bed bugs.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/douglas-sarpy/pdfs/ce/resources/ce-abl-bed-bug.pdf

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