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Apr 16, 2018

Some 15 years ago, K-State Research and Extension became part of a national effort to increase its audience base. The idea was not simply to increase numbers but to learn how to effectively interact with the many ethnic, cultural, racial and religious groups across the state. A decision was made to bring in trainers from Washington State University Extension who had created an effort called “Navigating Difference” to train a group of Research and Extension specialists to train others in dealing with differences.

Guests: Nozella Brown, the county director of Wyandotte County Extension and Charlotte Shoup Olsen, a professor and extension specialist in Family Systems at Kansas State

Perspective is a weekly public affairs program hosted by Richard Baker, communications professor at Kansas State University. Perspective has been continuously produced for radio stations across the nation by K-State for well over six decades. The program has included interviews with dignitaries, authors and thought leaders from around the world. Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to ksrenews@ksu.edu.

K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.