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 towww.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.

September 14, 2014

FROM CONVERSATION TO ACTION: ADVANCING RACIAL JUSTICE IN DANE COUNTY


Guests:  Rachael Krinsky, CEO;  Colleen Butler, Racial Justice Director, YWCA Madison


Race to Equity; Justified Anger; Racial Justice - words that have appeared more frequently on the front pages and in conversations throughout Dane County this past year.  On this program, Rachel Krinsky and Colleen Butler preview the YWCA's 2014 Racial Justice Summit, October 2-3 at the Concourse Hotel and highlight some of the initiatives now going on in our community that have taken the words and put them into action. Want to get involved?  Find out how on this program.

To register for the Summit, go to www.ywcamadison.org.

September 5, 2014

SAVING SIGHT

Guest:  Suresh Chandra, M.D., Professor of Ophthamology, UW School of Medicine and Public Health



Macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy are the two major causes of vision loss and blindness in this country.  On this program, Dr. Suresh Chandra, Professor of Ophthamology at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and leading clinical researcher, previews the Saving Sight Symposium: Fighting Back Against Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Eye Disease, to be held Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at the Alliant Energy Center. 

Free to the pubic, you can register online at www.wcblind.org or by calling 800-783-5213.

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.