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Studio 619 for February 10, 2008

Dental care for Kentucky kidsMany kids in Kentucky don’t get to the dentist regularly, if it all. WFPL’s Gabe Bullard looks into what parents and the state can do to help fix Commonwealth children’s chompers.Focus the NationTeach-ins, rallies, screenings, meetings, and more. Lately, a slew of events have focused the attention, especially that of young people, on global warming. But can the tools of 1960s-style activism truly be trained on a very 21st century problem? WFPL’s Kristin Espeland reports.Career Opportunities SystemA new online system allows people who seek jobs with the state to apply online. The Kentucky Personnel Cabinet has launched the Career Opportunities System, a program that includes keeping resumes on file, as well as updating information, searching available jobs and finding answer to questions about positions. Tune in to Studio 619 to hear about the new online job enrollment system for the Commonwealth.Kentucky Women's Book FestivalIt’s time for the second annual Kentucky Women’s Book Festival sponsored by The Women’s Center at the University of Louisville. At the festival women writers and readers come together to talk about writing, reading, publishing and all things book-related.WFPL’s Robin Fisher talked with local author Ellen Birkett Morris, one of this year’s Book Festival presenters to talk about her views on writing, publishing and women’s roll in the literary world.PhilanthropyWhen America’s Baby Boomers pass on, they’ll leave 40 trillion dollars of inheritance behind, six trillion of which is estimated to go to philanthropy. Tune in to hear former congressman and Council on Foundations CEO Steve Gunderson’s thoughts on the next generation of philanthropy. Listen to the show.