Chats for January 2011


Go Red chairwoman to chat about women's heart health

Thursday, January 27, 2011, 2:00 p.m.

Kirsten Flory is chairwoman of the 2011 Go Red For Women Luncheon & Expo. She can answer questions about the Feb. 11 event as well as tips about how to be more heart healthy. Coeli Baker, development director for the American Heart Association, also will be participating. February is American Heart Month, and the goal is to raise awareness about America's No. 1 killer. Flory received a bachelor's degree in communications from Kansas University and works for KU Credit Union. She is married to Dale Flory, and they live in rural Baldwin City with their two children.

Sandy Praeger

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger chats live with users

Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 9:00 a.m.

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger, of Lawrence, is responsible for regulating all insurance sold in Kansas and overseeing the nearly 1,700 insurance companies and more than 94,000 agents licensed to do business in the state. Praeger was president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) in 2008. She serves as chair of the NAIC Health Insurance and Managed Care Committee, vice chair of the International Insurance Relations Committee, a member of the Executive Committee for International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) and a member of other NAIC Committees and task forces.

Hal Jensen

Westar Energy's SmartStar program director answers your questions about smart meters being installed in Lawrence

Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 11:30 a.m.

Hal Jensen, director of Lawrence's SmartStar program for Westar Energy, will answer your question about the smart meters being installed in Lawrence from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 19.