Peggy Lowe http://www.kunc.org en My Farm Roots: She's Her Dad's 'Son' http://www.kunc.org/post/my-farm-roots-shes-her-dads-son <p>Emily Robbins is a city girl now.</p><p>Well, I’m using that term as a&nbsp;cliché. Robbins, 27, lives in Kansas City and works as an engineer at a large firm. She is part of a profession that is made&nbsp;up&nbsp;<a href="https://www.asme.org/career-education/articles/undergraduate-students/engineering-still-needs-more-women">of&nbsp;just 14 percent women.</a></p><p> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Peggy Lowe & Harvest Public Media 59887 at http://www.kunc.org My Farm Roots: She's Her Dad's 'Son' Lobbyists Of All Kinds Flock To Farm Bill http://www.kunc.org/post/lobbyists-all-kinds-flock-farm-bill <p>When U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow <a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/years-making-new-farm-bill-becomes-law">announced passage of the Farm Bill</a> in February, she echoed a refrain from a car commercial.</p><p>“This is not your father’s Farm Bill,” she said.</p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Peggy Lowe & Harvest Public Media 58849 at http://www.kunc.org Lobbyists Of All Kinds Flock To Farm Bill Study: Controversial Feed Additive Zilmax Doesn't Affect Cattle Health http://www.kunc.org/post/study-controversial-feed-additive-zilmax-doesnt-affect-cattle-health <p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif;">The feed additive Zilmax, which was pulled from the market after reports of lame and stressed cattle, does not harm an animal’s health, a university study found.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:57:06 +0000 Peggy Lowe & Harvest Public Media 58879 at http://www.kunc.org Study: Controversial Feed Additive Zilmax Doesn't Affect Cattle Health 'Fed Up' Links Obesity Epidemic To Sugar, Industry And Government http://www.kunc.org/post/fed-links-obesity-epidemic-sugar-industry-and-government <p>Just who’s to blame for the childhood obesity epidemic? Over the years, the finger has been pointed at parents, video games and vending machines, to name a few.</p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Peggy Lowe & Harvest Public Media 57524 at http://www.kunc.org 'Fed Up' Links Obesity Epidemic To Sugar, Industry And Government In Kansas, Professors Must Now Watch What They Tweet http://www.kunc.org/post/kansas-professors-must-now-watch-what-they-tweet The Kansas Board of Regents gave final approval Wednesday to a strict new policy on what employees may say on social media. Critics say the policy violates both the First Amendment and academic freedom, but school officials say providing faculty with more specific guidelines will actually bolster academic freedom on campus.<p>The controversial policy was triggered by an equally controversial tweet posted last September by David Guth, an associate journalism professor. Wed, 14 May 2014 23:27:00 +0000 Peggy Lowe 56533 at http://www.kunc.org