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'Arkansans Ask' to discuss foster care May 17 on AETN

Posted 11 May 2018

"Arkansans Ask: Foster Care" will air on the Arkansas Educational Television Network Thursday, May 17, at 7 p.m.

May is National Foster Care Month. In Arkansas alone, more than 4,641 children are in foster care, according to the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Children and Family Services. This program will focus on how the foster care system works, how to become a foster parent, adoption and training programs.

Viewers may submit questions and comments during the live broadcast at 800-662-2386, paffairs@aetn.org or on Twitter with #ARAsk.

Panelists will include: Mischa Martin, director, Division of Children and Family Services, Arkansas Department of Human Services; Lauri Currier, executive director, The CALL; Sixth Judicial Circuit Judge Joyce Warren; Christie Erwin, executive director, Project Zero; Andrew Rowe, president, Youth Advisory Board; Eric Gilmore, executive director, Immerse Arkansas; and Casey and Felicia Stone, foster parents. Veteran journalist Steve Barnes will host.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network is Arkansas's only statewide public media network, which enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers through the distinct channels AETN PBS, AETN Create, AETN PBS KIDS, AETN World and AETN AIRS on SAP. Audiences can also watch on several digital platforms, and members with AETN Passport have extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at aetn.org. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro) and KETZ (El Dorado).