David Brown http://kwbu.org en Is the News Too Scary for Your Kids? Here's What You Can Do http://kwbu.org/post/news-too-scary-your-kids-heres-what-you-can-do The 24-hour-news cycle is ingrained into most adults' lives. Global conflict, natural disasters and crime make their way into in our daily discussions with a sense of normalcy. But for the young and impressionable, the news can paint a rather grim portrait of the world. So how do you go about explaining disturbing world events to your children?<p><a href="http://kut.org/topic/coming-soon-texas-standard">The Texas Standard</a>'s David Brown speaks with <a href="http://myhealingplace.org/">licensed family and children’s counselor</a> Khris Ford, who gives us some insight on how children perceive the events in the news.<p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/159278034&color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe><p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 20:27:35 +0000 David Brown & Alain Stephens 5923 at http://kwbu.org Is the News Too Scary for Your Kids? Here's What You Can Do Death on the Border: Trying to Identify the Youth Who Never Made It http://kwbu.org/post/death-border-trying-identify-youth-who-never-made-it With thousands of children being detained by the <a href="http://www.cbp.gov/border-security/along-us-borders/overview">Border Patrol </a>along the Texas border, most of the spotlight seems to be focused on government policy and economic response. The Obama administration believes the ongoing immigration crisis is one that will likely to continue, with estimates of up to <a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2014/07/jeh-johnson-immigrant-children-how-many-border-crisis-108772.html">90,000 unaccompanied youth being detained </a>by the end of this fiscal year, three times the amount of last year.<p>While thousands of undocumented migrants successfully make it across the border, many do not. This has led to an overwhelming amount of deceased, many whom are children, that local authorities are unable to properly identify or even bury. The <a href="http://kut.org/topic/coming-soon-texas-standard">Texas Standard</a>’s <a href="https://twitter.com/DavidBrownKUT">David Brown </a>speaks forensic anthropologist <a href="http://www.baylor.edu/anthropology/index.php?id=80297">Dr. Lori Baker</a>, who has been working along in South Texas in an attempt to locate and identify the scores of remains along the border.<p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/158707184&color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:00:30 +0000 David Brown & Alain Stephens 5697 at http://kwbu.org Death on the Border: Trying to Identify the Youth Who Never Made It Texas Oil Industry Keeps Wary Eye On ISIS http://kwbu.org/post/texas-oil-industry-keeps-wary-eye-isis While the crisis in Iraq is half a world away, it’s impact can be felt here in the U.S. &#160;The rapidly destabilizing region is a base for <a href="http://www.ibtimes.com/expats-iraq-evacuated-companies-governments-isis-moves-south-1604552">major Texas oil companies</a>,&#160;some of whom have had to evacuate the increasingly hostile environment. &#160;<p>The Islamic State of Iraq al-Sham, better known as ISIS has launched a string of attacks in northern Iraq, including <a href="http://time.com/2893081/isis-militants-attack-iraqs-largest-oil-refinery/">an attack on an oil refinery</a>. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:22:00 +0000 David Brown 4649 at http://kwbu.org Texas Oil Industry Keeps Wary Eye On ISIS Texas Volunteers Turn Out to Aid Migrant Children http://kwbu.org/post/texas-volunteers-turn-out-aid-migrant-children <p style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 20.15999984741211px;">The U.S Border Patrol says <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/central-american-migrants-overwhelm-border-patrol-station-in-texas/2014/06/12/7359534e-2e1b-4a6b-b010-f622f1cac3f0_story.html">it has been overwhelmed&#160;</a>with the massive influx of migrant children crossing into Texas from Central America. Many of them are arriving with nothing but the clothes on their backs. The Border Patrol turned for immediate emergency relief to a group well-versed in emergency relief efforts, including the&#160;<a href="http://sbtexas.com/evangelism/disaster-relief/">Southern Baptists of Texas Convention</a>&#160;disaster relief effort.<p style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 20.15999984741211px;">"We provide temporary solutions. We come in during the crisis,” says director Jim Richardson. The organization just wrapped up its work at the border near Brownsville, where volunteers provided food, safe shower facilities and clean clothes.<p style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 20.15999984741211px;"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/154246456&color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=true&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 17:57:16 +0000 David Brown 4326 at http://kwbu.org Texas Volunteers Turn Out to Aid Migrant Children What Pill Was I Supposed to Take? A New App Remembers For You http://kwbu.org/post/what-pill-was-i-supposed-take-new-app-remembers-you Eat this, not that. Exercise daily –&#160;but don’t overdo it. Go easy on the salt. Limit your caffeine. Take the white pills in the morning with food and the yellow ones in the evening with water.<p>Wait –&#160;what?<p>Following the doctor’s orders isn’t always so easy –&#160;especially for people with chronic conditions, who often have multiple medical providers. Sometimes it's just plain confusing. Bur now a new app's come along to help with all that – and it could be a lifesaver.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Patient IO is being developed by Texas-based Filament Labs, a healthcare technology company headquartered in Austin. The new app promises to bridge the gap between patients and doctors.&#160;</span><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/153001284&color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=true&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 17:12:09 +0000 David Brown & KUT Staff 3895 at http://kwbu.org What Pill Was I Supposed to Take? A New App Remembers For You