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Tue February 7, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Screening Kids For Cholesterol Can Raise Awareness And Anxiety

The latest subject in standardized tests for kids: cholesterol.
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Does it help or hurt children to know they have high cholesterol? We're about to find out.

New guidelines from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute say every child should be screened for high cholesterol once between the ages of 9 and 11 and again between 17 and 21.

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Midnight Special on WEKU

The Midnight Special often airs live performances recorded by WFMT (Chicago) over the past 55 years that are not available commercially, including well-known artists appearing at Chicago area clubs, concert venues, the University of Chicago Folk Festivals and the comedy revues of Chicago's famed Second City.

Freakonomics Radio on WEKU

The Freakonomics Story began when New York journalist and author Stephen J. Dubner went to Chicago to write about award-winning economist Steven D. Levitt for The New York Times Magazine. Dubner had been reluctant to take the assignment (he was in the middle of writing a book about the psychology of money). Levitt was reluctant to be shadowed by a journalist (but his mother loved the Times Magazine, so he gave in). The article came out, and led to an unexpected partnership.

The Moth Radio Hour on WEKU

The Moth Radio Hour features our most beloved tales and the stories behind the stories. The series debuted in 2009 and is now airing on more than 200 stations nationwide.

The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. At the center of each performance is, of course, the story – and The Moth’s directors work with each storyteller to find, shape and present it.

Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on WEKU

Jazz legend Marian McPartland continues to showcase the world's top musicians on NPR's longest-running and most widely carried jazz program, Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz.

Kentucky Tonight on WEKU

Kentucky Tonight is weekly public affairs program from KET. Bill Goodman hosts this hour-long discussion that focuses on the issues confronting Kentuckians.

Kentucky Tonight was awarded a 1997 regional Emmy by the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The series also was honored with a 1995 regional Emmy nomination.

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