May 21, 2015


GUESTS:   Jim Jaeger and Sandy Nuernberg, Association of Spiritual Caregivers at Meriter and ambassadors and facilitators in the Wisconsin Medical Society's Advance Care Planning program, "Honoring Choices

Planning ahead is about preparing for your future today.  On this program, Jim Jaeger and Sandy Nuernberg take us step by step through the process of understanding, reflecting on and discussing future medical decisions, including end-of-life preferences.  The truth is, if you do not express your preferences, decisions are made for you if you can no longer speak for yourself.  And the decisions someone else makes for you may be different than what you would have chosen for yourself.  

There are two parts to expressing your preferences:  Having the legal advance directives signed and accessible and having the conversation with your loved ones on what your wishes are.

Advance planning can be the best gift you give your family.  For more information, go to

May 14, 2015


GUEST: Kim Campbell, wife of Glen Campbell

On this program, Kim Campbell, wife of music legend Glen Campbell, shares the story of Glen’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and the “Goodbye Tour” Glen, she and their children embarked on to bid farewell to the thousands of fans who followed him over the years.

Kim will be in Madison to introduce the film, GLEN CAMPBELL: I’LL BE ME which documents their journey, and answer questions at the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin’s An Evening to Remember, Thursday evening, May 28, at Union South.

Also on this program, Kristin Larson, Director of Development and Communications at the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance, who describes programs and services available to people in Wisconsin who have been impacted by Alzheimer's.

For ticket information to this exclusive showing, contact the Alliance at or call 608-232-3400 or 888-308-6251.

May 6, 2015


GUEST:  Amy Supple, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, The Edgewater Hotel Company, LLC

The goal was to “create an extraordinary destination that is uniquely Madison…a community centerpiece that improves public access to the lake, enhances Madison’s profile as a destination city, and drives further development in downtown,” said Bob Dunn, president of the Hammes Company, the developers of the new Edgewater Hotel.  At Dunn’s side from the conception of that possibility was Amy Supple, now Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Edgewater Hotel Company, LLC.

On this program, Amy Supple describes the challenges she faced as Project Director of the pre-development efforts through the construction and her role now overseeing the strategic positioning, branding and financial management of The Edgewater.  In other words, there is more going on than meets the eye and more reasons now than ever to experience the all new Edgewater as a community destination.  It’s a fascinating story you’ll want to hear.

If you go to The Edgewater for a special occasion, take a photo or selfie of your visit, and you may see it displayed on their history wall.  Send it to

April 28, 2015


Guests:  Dawn Crim and her daughter, Danielle Crim

This past March 6, Dawn Crim and her 12-year-old daughter, Danielle, began their journey to Birmingham and then Selma, Alabama to walk in the steps of those who - 50 years ago - marched from Selma to Montgomery in their determined quest to gain the right to vote.

At the top of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma on Sunday, March 8, Dawn turned to her daughter and said, “When you turn 18 you will exercise your right to vote, and you will take your children. That is what we do, WE VOTE!  That is why we are here today.” Once the March began, Danielle said, “It was amazing! It felt like I was walking beside the spirits of everyone on Bloody Sunday and everyone who walked from Selma to Montgomery.”

On this program, Dawn and Danielle Crim relive details from their historic journey and the firsthand experiences that brought to life those memorable moments from 50 years ago.

April 23, 2015


Guests:  Jo Jean Kehl Janus, Retired Director; Jenny Kehl Hiltbrand, Owner/Director; JoAnn Uhalt Janus, Teacher/Choreographer - Kehl School of Dance 

Dancing may have changed over the past 135 years, but for the Kehl family, some things haven’t. Four generations of Kehls have led the Kehl School of Dance since Great-Grandfather, Frederick W. Kehl, a German immigrant, founded the dance studio in Madison in 1880. And the 5th generation is rehearsing in the wings, in step with keeping the family tradition going.

On this program, Jo Jean Kehl Janus shares moments from the gilded history of the gifted Kehl family of dancers. Daughters Jenny Kehl Hiltbrand and JoAnn Uhalt Janus describe how dance promotes self-confidence and creativity and how their classes have evolved to include ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop giving people of all ages the opportunity to participate in an enriching dance experience.

A special Kehl School of Dance 135th Anniversary Performance will be held 6:00 p.m. Thursday, April 30 at Verona High School. Tickets are available at the door.

 (photo courtesy of Jeremy Jones of Unified Newspaper Group)

April 16, 2015


Guests:  Sara Finger, Executive Director; Mike Murray, Policy Director, Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health

The Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health recently held their 6th Annual Wisconsin Women’s Health Policy Summit.  On this program, Sara Finger and Mike Murray present an overview of the current legislative landscape for women’s health policy in Wisconsin and share tips on how Wisconsin citizens can affect policy.  They describe how the proposed State Budget addresses women’s health issues, and what the anticipated impact on Wisconsin women and girls is.

April 9, 2015


Guests:   Angela Russell, Health Equity Coordinator for Public Health Madison and Dane County; Colleen Butler, Director, YWCA Racial Justice and Restorative Justice Programs

“…many of our anti-discrimination policies focus on finding the bad apples who are explicitly prejudiced. In fact, the serious discrimination is implicit, subtle and nearly universal,” says New York Times columnist David Brooks. The stark disparities that separate the black and white communities in Dane County were well documented in the 2013 Race to Equity Report.

On this program, Angela Russell and Colleen Butler describe how unconscious bias presents itself, the differences between inequality and inequity, the layers of racism, and what we can do to change the pattern.

In preparation for the program, why not test your unconscious bias?  Take Harvard University’s Implicit Bias Assessment -

April 2, 2015


Guests:  Tim Slekar, PhD, Dean of the School of Education, Edgewood College; Jed Hopkins, PhD, Associate Professor of Education, Edgewood College

What are the real issues in education today? Cost vs. Benefit? Private vs. Public? Accountability vs. Responsibility? Standardized testing or furthering knowledge? Career-readiness or developing inquiring minds? And why is the achievement gap so wide in Wisconsin?  These are some of the questions Tim Slekar, PhD and Jed Hopkins, PhD, take on in this stimulating and thought-provoking conversation.

To follow their ongoing conversations online, go to

March 26, 2015


Guests: Dan Barlow, Manager, Volunteer Program, Independent Living, Inc. and Heather, Nadia and Aidan Wolowik, ILI Meals on Wheels Volunteers;  Barrett, Nathan and Lisa Allman, Chefs for Seniors 

March is more than Madness!  It is a month to highlight the growing need to make sure our senior population does not go hungry and has nutritious meals available. On this program, two options available to provide meals for seniors in their homes describe how their services work:  Chefs for Seniors - a new business that provides grocery shopping and customized meals prepared in homes by professional chefs and Meals on Wheels, a long time meal program where nutritional meals are delivered by volunteers. Two different approaches yet one common thread. “It’s all about relationships!”

For more information on Meals on Wheels or to volunteer, go to

Contact Chefs for Seniors at

March 18, 2015


GUEST: Lisa Masterson, M.D. and Bonnie Oleson

Women’s health was front and center Sunday, March 15, when Lisa Masterson, M.D., the Emmy-nominated co-host of the Emmy-winning syndicated daytime medical talk show, “The Doctors,” spoke at Mid-West Family’s Healthy Living Expo at the Marriott Madison-West. On this program, hear excerpts from Dr. Masterson's message.  Dr. Masterson, a specialist in obstetrics, gynecology, infertility, adolescent gynecology and family planning is a strong proponent of equal rights for women and all people having access to healthcare. She promotes everyone developing a life plan that works for them.

Also on the program is Bonnie Oleson, Events Planner for Mid-West Family, who shares highlights of the EXPO and describes her own family’s struggle confronting a family member dealing with addiction.