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Yum Brands' cultural snafu forces logo change

Business News - 1 hour 17 min ago
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Helping kids kick the pain and fear out of cancer

Health - 1 hour 23 min ago
For 12 years, Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg worked at a camp for children battling cancer.
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Education is key to success

Twisted Rodeo - 1 hour 28 min ago

AMERICAN ROYAL UTILIZES LESSONS TO TEACH YOUNG PEOPLE ABOUT AGRARIAN VALUES

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The lives of countless children have been positively affected over the year through the American Royal.

From facility tours to historical lessons, Kristie Larson and her crew work to spread the word about the charitable organization’s legacy, which is celebrating its 115th year. It’s a process she holds dearly with each project, with each young life.

“Our mission is to educate young people about agriculture and where their food comes from,” said Larson, the American Royal’s director of education. “As kids are becoming further removed from the farm and from production agriculture, I think it’s important that we show them that we are blessed to live in the United States where we have a safe, healthy food source.”

AmericanRoyalThat’s the purpose of the American Royal’s education philosophy, and it’s something the staff works toward all year. It’s especially poignant during the association’s fall festival, which takes place from early September through mid-November.

“We focus on agrarian values, too,” Larson said. “That’s where those competitive events come in. Not only does the American Royal offer all those, but all of the things we do are still relevant today. Although we have a long, proud history, we are still doing things that are relevant that kids and adults learn from.”

The Royal conducts museum tours all year and will have outreach programs through YMCA groups and charter schools. Throughout the school year, there are opportunities for educators to take advantage of American Royal material.

“We invite students to come through, and we try to focus our approach on what they are learning about at that time,” Larson said. “We are establishing partnerships with PREP-KC, which is a high school program focusing on urban youth.”

The biggest educational opportunity during the fall festival will be school tours during the final week of September to coincide with the Invitational Youth Rodeo.

“The kids love coming not only because of the educational opportunity with it, but they get to see kids their age in the rodeo,” Larson said. “You get learning and the fun rodeo atmosphere. The teachers like it. It is a very unique programming to what else is offered out there for school trips and field trips.”

The process not only serves as great training but also plays a vital role of passing along the core values that serve as the foundation for the American Royal. Each year, the association raises more than $1 million to youth and education.

“Whenever I take people through the museum tour and we walk through the horse stalls or the livestock shows or something else here at the complex, they tell me that they didn’t know we had all these programs,” Larson said. “The more people that learn about that, the more people we have that will understand the true mission of the American Royal.”

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Clinic that treated Rivers still open

CNN Entertainment - 2 hours 2 min ago
The Manhattan clinic where Joan Rivers suffered cardiac arrest last month is still open although an accreditation group is calling for it to suspend procedures and surgeries.
Categories: Entertainment News

Miley Cyrus' Mexican flag stunt draws official condemnation

CNN Entertainment - 2 hours 4 min ago
Miley Cyrus came to Mexico "like a wrecking ball" -- to quote her hit song -- offending fans at Monterrey concert and prompting a federal investigation.
Categories: Entertainment News

Fallon's epic battle with Shelton and Stefani

CNN Entertainment - 2 hours 20 min ago
It's become a popular segment on his show, and Jimmy Fallon's latest lip-sync battle featured "The Voice" coaches Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton.
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Americans aren't eating their Wheaties

Business News - 3 hours 2 min ago
Apparently Americans are not eating their Wheaties.

Source names Joan Rivers' throat doctor

CNN Entertainment - 3 hours 16 min ago
The doctor who began a biopsy on Joan Rivers' vocal cords before she suffered cardiac arrest last month has been identified by clinic staffers as Dr. Gwen Korovin, a source close to the death investigation said.
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Hagel: U.S. military leaders sign off on plan to strike ISIS in Syria

CNN World - 3 hours 19 min ago
While ISIS militants keep trying to spread their radical Islamist rule in Syria and Iraq, a slew of U.S. officials are scrambling to find the best way to stop them.
Categories: International News

On the scene

CNN World - 3 hours 25 min ago
Categories: International News

Millennials are staying put at mom and dad's place

Business News - 3 hours 31 min ago
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New claims about death of Joan Rivers

CNN Entertainment - 3 hours 38 min ago
The cardiac arrest leading to Joan Rivers' death happened as the comedian's personal doctor began performing a biopsy on her vocal cords, a source close to the death investigation told CNN.
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Sharon Osbourne goes off on U2

CNN Entertainment - 3 hours 39 min ago
Note to the Grammys: You may not want to seat Sharon Osbourne anywhere near U2 at the next awards show.
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Tool helps them see neurons

Health - 4 hours 12 min ago
A Harvard chemist has received the Blavatnik Award for his work on technology to study neurodegenerative diseases.
Categories: Health

Darrell Hammond takes over as 'SNL' announcer

CNN Entertainment - 4 hours 16 min ago
Darrell Hammond will be the new Don Pardo. Comedian is rejoining "Saturday Night Live," this time as announcer.
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Tim Cook didn't address Apple's real privacy problem

Business News - 4 hours 23 min ago
Tim Cook is deflecting the conversation with his new statement about privacy.

Life in 'Ebola country'

CNN World - 4 hours 48 min ago
Funerals, ghost towns and haunted health workers. This is life in the Ebola zone. CNN's Nima Elbagir reports.
Categories: International News

Bill Hader returns to host 'SNL' next month

CNN Entertainment - 4 hours 59 min ago
"Saturday Night Live alum and "Stefon" mastermind Bill Hader will return to the show, which is now entering its 40th season, as host for the October 11th episode. Indie-soul singer Hozier, whose self-titled debut comes out next week, will appear as the episode's musical guest.
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Safety drill kills hero bus driver

CNN - 5 hours 20 sec ago
During a safety drill, a bus began rolling down a hill. The bus driver was killed while saving a student.
Categories: National News
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