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KET’s Health Three60 explores pain management without addiction

America is in the midst of an opioid abuse epidemic that began, in part, because of the over-prescription of opioid painkillers. In 2012, 259 million prescriptions for opioids were written – more than enough to give every American adult a bottle of pills. To increase public education about the crisis, KET’s Health Three60 investigates pain management approaches that don’t create addiction.

Education

KET’s Education Matters showcases innovation in high school education

Guests Hal Heiner, Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary; Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt; and Beth Benjamin, director of the Owensboro Innovation Academy, discuss innovative educational approaches in high schools across the state.

Kentuckian Jordan Smith headlines KET’s primetime holiday programming

Jordan Smith, the Harlan, Ky., native who won season 9 of NBC’s The Voice in 2015 – and who remains the show’s highest-selling recording artist to date – headlines KET’s primetime holiday programming with a new concert of songs from his Christmas album, ‘Tis the Season.

KET’s WinterPledge 2016 features The Mamas and The Papas, Poldark season finale and more

During KET’s WinterPledge 2016, Nov. 25 through Dec. 4, viewers have the opportunity to enjoy great specials and an array of star-studded musical concerts – all while helping KET carry out its mission of providing high-quality, educational programming to citizens throughout Kentucky and beyond.

In revising screen guidelines for children, American Academy of Pediatrics recommends PBS KIDS

Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) revised its recommendations on children’s media use, pulling away from its earlier ban on screen time for any child under two years of age. The new guidelines, instead, suggest that children as young as 18 months may benefit from high-quality educational media, such as that provided by PBS KIDS.