Chats for November 2008

Educator ready to help smokers kick the habit

Thursday, November 20, 2008, 10:00 a.m.

Aynsley Anderson, community education coordinator for Lawrence Memorial Hospital, is a certified smoking cessation educator. For those wanting to quit, she can offer advice on how to get started, why people don't succeed and pharmaceuticals that might be useful. She also can offer tips on how nonsmoking friends and family can help.

Area specialist to chat about caregiving

Tuesday, November 18, 2008, 10:30 a.m.

Marilyn Thomas, caregiver specialist with the Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging, will answer questions about caregiving. She will discuss the resources available in the Douglas County area. She also will chat about the difficulties that caregivers face and how family and friends can help.

John Nalbandian

Local political expert to take part in live election day chat

Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 7:30 p.m.

John Nalbandian is a professor of public administration at Kansas University. From 1991 to 1999 he served as a Lawrence city commissioner, including two terms as mayor, and continues to counsel municipalities, educators and others in the U.S. and abroad about operations of local governments. Nalbandian's second four-year term as a commissioner expired just as voters were electing a slate of candidates committed to establishing a citywide, fixed-route bus system, and the T started rolling in December 2000. Nalbandian will chat live with and 6News Lawrence readers and viewers on election night. Feel free to submit questions in advance or come back election night to instantly get his take on the results.