August 26, 2014

HHS REGIONAL DIRECTOR KATHLEEN FALK ON THE ACA (YEAR 2), MEDICAID AND WOMEN'S HEALTH

Guest:   Kathleen Falk, Regional Director, Region V, Office of the Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services



The Affordable Care Act now enters year two with open enrollment in the Health Insurance Exchanges - also known as the Federal Marketplace - scheduled for November 15 - February 15. On this program, Kathleen Falk, who now serves as Region V Director (which includes Wisconsin) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, updates us on the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), special enrollment periods, the value of expanding Medicaid, and the women's health benefits available under the ACA.

Complete details on full benefits and obtaining insurance through the federal marketplace can be found on www.healthcare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596.

August 21, 2014

WOMEN'S EQUALITY AND WOMEN'S HEALTH GO HAND IN HAND


GUESTS:  Judith Houck, Ph.D., Chair of Gender and Women's Studies and Associate Professor of Medical History, Bioethics and the History of Science at UW-Madison;  Fatou Ceesay, Board Member of the Wisconsin Women's Network and Coordinator of Women's Equality Day


In 1920, the 19th Amendment was passed giving women the right to vote. This significant moment which gave women across America a full voice in their communities is being celebrated on Tuesday, August 26, at a public event at Cooper's Tavern in Madison from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

On this All About Living program, Fatou Ceesay describes the WWN's work to promote the advancement of women and girls in Wisconsin.  For more information, go to www.wiwomensnetwork.org.

Joining her is Dr. Judith Houck.  Dr. Houck takes us back to the 1960's and 70's when women activists efforts turned to returning women's health to women's hands.  How has this changed women's lives?
 And where are we today in this ongoing effort?  Find out on this program.

August 14, 2014

CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION WITH DR. ALEX GEE


Guest:   Rev. Dr. Alex Gee, Pastor of Fountain of Life Convenant Church and founder/CEO of the nonprofit Nehemiah Center of Urban Leadership.


Dr. Alex Gee stimulated an amazing community conversation this past year which The Capital Times penned "Justified Anger."  On this program, Dr. Gee describes how the conversation went viral and where he is leading Greater Madison to address how Madison is failing its African-American community.

For more information, go to www.madisonjustifiedanger.com or www.justifiedanger.nehemiah.org. Offer suggestions and take a survey on www.justifiedanger.ideascale.com.





August 7, 2014

RETIRING PRESIDENT DAN CAREY REFLECTS ON EDGEWOOD COLLEGE AND EDUCATION


Dan Carey, Retiring President of Edgewood College



After a decade leading Edgewood College, Dan Carey is retiring as President of Edgewood College. Rooted in the Dominican Tradition, Carey's tenure is particularly noted for its increasing diversity, educational support for veterans, putting students first, increasing student retention and campus life, expanding academic programs and building for the future.

Hear the story behind these accomplishments on this program.

July 29, 2014

DEFINING YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE THROUGH FINANCIAL PLANNING


Guest: Mark Miehe, President of Midwest Financial Group



What's important to you?  What are your goals, values? These are the first questions Mark Miehe, president of Midwest Financial Group, asks when meeting with someone interested in achieving a financial plan. On this program, Mark Miehe describes what financial planning is and isn't, and how it integrates with the rest of your life.

Planning for retirement? "Start at the end; build a plan that will get you there, and focus on your goal. Not one size fits all," says Mark Miehe. "Financial planning isn't only about numbers; it's about making informed decisions based on your values so you can achieve the quality of life you deserve."

For more information, contact Midwest Financial Group at www.midwestfinancialgroup.net.

July 21, 2014

TOO MUCH STUFF? TOO MUCH CLUTTER? HOW TO GET ORGANIZED!



Guest:   Jill Annis, Professional Organizer and Wisconsin State Journal weekly columnist




Do you feel overwhelmed, imprisoned at times with clutter, too many papers, the need to organize but not sure where to begin or what to do?  Sometimes clutter prevents us from living life to the fullest.

On this program, Professional Organizer, Jill Annis, presents the steps to getting organized in all areas of your home and life.  For more information, go to www.simplyorganizedwithjill.com.

July 15, 2014

CLIMATE CHANGE AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT


Guest:  Dick Smith, volunteer activist, Citizens Climate Lobby


Climate scientists from around the world agree that the earth is warming and that humans are responsible. On this program, Dick Smith, volunteer with the Citizens Climate Lobby, reviews the basics of climate change and the risk it poses to the future of our planet and humanity. Learn how the Citizens Climate Lobby is spreading its voice across the country to educate people about the climate change crisis and describe their market-based solution to reducing carbon emissions.

For more information, go to www.citizensclimatelobby.org.

WHAT IT TAKES TO BECOME A U.S. NATURALIZED CITIZEN

Guests:  Jen Sell and Betty Braden, Literacy Network of Dane County; Laura Ortiz, recently became a U.S. citizen


Learn what it takes to become a United States citizen through the naturalization process.  Jen Sell, who developed and coordinates the Literacy Network of Dane County's Citizenship Program and Betty Braden, a volunteer instructor and tutor, are joined by Laura Ortiz who recently passed her citizenship test and became a U.S. citizen.

For information on becoming a U.S. naturalized citizen, contact the Literacy Network of Dane County, www.litnetwork.org.

PTSD: HOW TRAUMATIC EVENTS AFFECT MENTAL HEALTH


Guest:  Chad Wetterneck, Ph.D., psychologist, head of PTSD program, 
Rogers Memorial Hospital


On this program, Chad Wetterneck, Ph.D., psychologist at Rogers Memorial Hospital who developed and oversees their new PTSD program, describes the growing awareness of how traumatic events can haunt people and disrupt their ability to function. 

 Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event - assaults, accidents or environmental disasters. Veterans experience this when returning from war zones, but PTSD is considered a specific anxiety disorder experienced by at least 8% of the general public.

For more information go to www.rogershospital.org or call 800-767-4411.

June 26, 2014

DAIS: HIGHLIGHTING TEEN DATING VIOLENCE

Guests: Jill Murray, Ph.D. national speaker, author on teen violence; Emily Barnes, Dir. of Development and Communications and Hannah Wagner Jacoby, Training & Education Coordinator of DAIS (Domestic Abuse Intervention Services)

Dr Jill Murray is the leading expert on the subject of teen dating violence. On this program, she previewed her presentation at the annual DAIS luncheon in Madison at the Concourse Hotel on Tuesday, June 24.  Building on the concept that "love is a behavior," she describes how young people can be influenced by the attention they receive and the role modeling they experience at home and through diverse and unfiltered media outlets.

Emily Barnes and Hannah Wagner Jacoby share how DAIS is working in our community to confront the growing problem of teen dating violence. Also, hear an update on the soon-to-be-announced opening of the new DAIS Shelter!

For more information, go to www.abuseintervention.org.