Seg. 1: New Leader Takes On Troubled Kansas Child Welfare Agency. Seg 2: Breaking Bad Habits. | KCUR

Seg. 1: New Leader Takes On Troubled Kansas Child Welfare Agency. Seg 2: Breaking Bad Habits.

Mar 26, 2018

Segment 1: Newly-appointed secretary of troubled Kansas child welfare agency on transparency, missing foster kids, and reports of cover-ups and gag orders.

With reports of children sleeping in department offices, ignored child abuse, and missing foster children hanging over the Kansas Department for Children and Families, newly-appointed Secretary Gina Meier-Hummel has some battles ahead of her. Today, we explored what steps the agency needs to take to ensure the safety and well-being of the state's most vulnerable kids.

Segment 2: Training the human brain to break bad habits and addictions.

Why is it so difficult to untangle ourselves from habits that hurt us? Today, a mindfulness and addiction expert shared a few mental exercises that can help people curb bad behavior patterns.