November 20, 2014

TRANSFORM YOUR TRAVEL INTO A COMPELLING MEMOIR

Guests:  Sarah White, memoir-writing teach and author of Write Your Travel Memoirs: 5 steps to transform your travel experiences into compelling essays and Erin Adamany, traveler and memoir writer



You are planning a trip or you've just returned from an amazing journey. How can you keep it alive in your memory and share it with others - without boring them? On this program, learn the secrets of writing stories about your travels others will also find fascinating. Sarah White will share tips on how to unlock your creativity and preserve your memories. Joining Sarah is experienced traveler and memoir writer, Erin Adamany, who will share what she learned about herself and family relationships as she reads an excerpt from an experience she had during a trip to Morocco.

Sarah White is owner of www.firstpersonprod.com. Her blog for people who read and write about real life is www.truestorieswelltold.com.


November 12, 2014

THE POWER OF GRATITUDE

Guest:   Nancy Depcik, Professional Speaker, Coach, founder of Unshakable Success




How powerful is the force of gratitude? As we move into the holiday season, 
prepare to give thanks at Thanksgiving, yet struggle with life pressures that 
challenge our ability to be grateful for much of anything, it is possible to pave 
a new and positive path by turning to gratitude.

On this program, Nancy Depcik takes us on a journey of how identifying what 

you are thankful for, especially during bad times, can change your life dramatically 
and open doors to a more fulfilling life.

Hear Nancy Depcik speak on DREAM BIG - Finding Peace through Gratitude

at Dream Bank, Thursday, November 13, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. 
Go to www.dreambank.com to reserve a seat.

November 4, 2014

CLIMBING FOR HOSPICE


GUESTS:   Andy Land, Director, Hospice and Palliative Care Services at Agnesian Health Care, Fond du Lac and Melanie Ramey, CEO, The Hospice Organization and Palliative Experts (HOPE) of Wisconsin



Andy Land is on a mission to raise awareness and money for hospice education in Wisconsin.  He will climb Mt. Everest next March through May! To climb the world’s tallest mountain represents the courage, dignity and determination of hospice patients said Land, and he is inviting people who understand the benefits of hospice to support his cause.

On this program, Land and Melanie Ramey describe the critical need to educate the general public about hospice. “It is considered the gold standard of healthcare; it saves the government money; it is a paid benefit under Medicare and Medicaid and many insurance providers,” states Ramey, “and yet in Wisconsin, we are serving about 44% of eligible people.”

For more information on Land’s climb and how to support Team Andy, go to www.climbingforhospice.org or call Hope of Wisconsin, (800) 210-0220.








October 27, 2014

THE SEARCH FOR A SOLUTION TO ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE


Guests: Carol Hutchinson, Outreach Specialist and Dr. Barbara Bendlin, Brain Scientist and Principal Investigator at the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center



The search for a solution to Alzheimer’s Disease is going on right here in our own backyard – at the NIH-funded Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at UW Madison. On this program, Carol Hutchinson and Dr. Barbara Bendlin, update us on their current research focus – prevention and treatment - and share details of the WADRC’s upcoming free Public Lecture – an annual November event where the community is invited to come and learn the latest news on Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

The November Public Lecture – The Search for a Solution to Alzheimer’s Disease - will be Tuesday, November 4, from 6:00-8:00 PM at Monona Terrace. Free and open to the public, it will also feature 25 exhibitors. No advance reservations are needed. For more information, visit www.adrc.wisc.edu, or call 608-263-2582.

PLAN NOW TO VOTE ON NOVEMBER 4TH! For voter information including registration and voter ID requirements, go to Bring It to the Ballot at www.bringit.wi.gov or the Government Accountability Board, www.gab.wi.gov. Phone: 608-266-8005 or 800-947-3529. For Candidates’ positions on issues, go to www.vote411.org.

October 20, 2014

CHEFS FOR SENIORS

 
Guests: Barrett and Nathan Allman, founders of Chefs for Seniors; John Guequierre, Merlin Mentor



How does a good idea become a viable and growing business? You’ll find out on this program from father and son team, Barrett and Nathan Allman, founders of Chefs for Seniors.

With his father’s 30 years of experience as a professional chef and restaurant manager and Nathan finishing up his degree in finance and marketing at UW-Madison, Nathan decided to enter an idea they had – which came from an experience in their own family - into UW’s Burrill Business Plan Competition. Selected as one of the winners, Barrett and Nathan moved forward with their idea with the help of two Merlin Mentors made available to them through WARF. Mentor John Guequierre joins the Allmans to share the details of this amazing business success story.

For more information, go to www.chefsforseniors.com or call 608-220-9814.

PLAN NOW TO VOTE ON NOVEMBER 4TH! For voter information including registration and voter ID requirements, go to Bring It to the Ballot at www.bringit.wi.gov or the Government Accountability Board, www.gab.wi.gov. Phone: 608-266-8005 or 800-947-3529. For Candidates’ positions on issues, go to www.vote411.org.

October 13, 2014

SENIOR LIVING MOVES INTO THE 21st CENTURY




Guests: Bonnie Banker, Executive Director, Brightstar Senior Living; Sharon Roth Maguire, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner and Chief Clinical Quality Officer, Brightstar Group



With the aging population growing and people living longer, the needs are increasing for levels of assistance and care. Patient-centered care emphasizing quality of life is the new benchmark for what to expect. On this program, Bonnie Banker and Sharon Roth Maguire describe the levels of care available, what people should look for when seeking assistance, and what it means to match the person with the care and caregivers.

PLAN NOW TO VOTE ON NOVEMBER 4TH! For voter information including registration and voter ID requirements, go to Bring It to the Ballot at www.bringit.wi.gov or the Government Accountability Board, www.gab.wi.gov. Phone: 608-266-8005 or 800-947-3529. For Candidates’ positions on issues, go to www.vote411.org.

October 6, 2014

THE NEW FACE OF ELECTIONS: WHAT NOW? WHAT NEXT?



Guests:  Professor Barry Burden, Dept. of Political Science, UW-Madison; Andrea Kaminski, Executive Director, League of Women Voters of Wisconsin





The risk of confusion reigns as we head toward the fall election.  Changes in Wisconsin election laws such as absentee voting restrictions and the recent ruling requiring Voter photo ID for the November 4th election, have created many questions. 

On this program, Professor Barry Burden and Andrea Kaminski, explain what Wisconsin voters will need at the polls to prove their identity and how to obtain it, the rationale behind the new Voter ID requirements, what evidence exists for fraud, and other election reforms moving across the country.
PLAN NOW TO VOTE ON NOVEMBER 4TH!  For voter information including registration and voter ID requirements, go to Bring It to the Ballot at www.bringit.wi.gov or the Government Accountability Board, www.gab.wi.gov.  Phone: 608-266-8005 or 800-947-3529.  For Candidates’ positions on issues, go to www.vote411.org.
 

October 3, 2014

THE SCIENCE OF SUPPER CLUBS

Guests:  Laura Heisler, Director of Programming, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and Director, Wisconsin Science Festival;  Heidi Zoerb, Assistant Dean, UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences




Only in Wisconsin can we highlight the culture of Supper Clubs!  On this program, Laura Heisler and Heidi Zoerb share how Wisconsin agriculture, culture, history and science will all come together at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery on Friday night, October 17 as a Hallmark Event of the Wisconsin Science Festival.

Learn about the history of Supper Clubs.   Enjoy the Wisconsin Supper Club experience - from Old-Fashioneds to the Relish Tray to the standard meat and fish courses that have been standard fare at Supper Clubs throughout the state for decades. Attendance and food samples are available free to the public. For the full dinner adventure, advance ticket sales are required.

For more information on the Science of Supper Clubs and other Science Festival events, go to wisconsinsciencefest.org. The 2014 Wisconsin Science Festival will be held October 16-19 at sites throughout Wisconsin. There is something for all ages!

September 26, 2014

ASK; LEARN; VOTE: WHAT WISCONSIN WOMEN NEED TO KNOW



Guest:  Sara Finger, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health



"Voting is an indispensable part of being an advocate for Wisconsin women." So states Sara Finger, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health.

On this program, Sara Finger discusses the major issues affecting the health, wellness, safety, and economic well-being of Wisconsin women and urges voters to become informed about the policies that affect women and families in Wisconsin.  Information about the issues facing Wisconsin voters can be found on www.asklearnvote.org.  To register to vote and for identification requirements, go to gab.wi.gov/voters.  For voter information, go to www.myvote.wi.gov.

September 18, 2014

THE ART OF A FULFILLING LIFE

Guests:   Denis Carey;  James Miller and Linda Taplick;  Nan Zimdars


The Fall Season is upon us - a time when five Madison artists will come together to present their individual works at a Fall Art Show, Sunday, September 21, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM in the Atrium at the Madison Marriott West. On this program, three of the artists discuss how their lives have been enhanced by their pursuit of artistic endeavors.

Linda Taplick shares the story of her husband, retired architect Jim Miller, whose colored pencil drawings have taken on a new dimension since a stroke disabled the use of his right hand, arm and speech and how he painstakingly learned to draw again with his non-dominant left hand.

Nan Zimdars, longtime head of her own retirement planning business, always loved art as a child.  Hear how over a decade ago, she picked up a brush and started painting again - first in water color and then oil - and what she has learned in the process.

After 44 years as a dentist, Denis Carey recalls how he retired from dentistry and never looked back. Instead he applied his dental skills to fused glass creations which stimulated his creativity and opened the door to a new business venture.