February 11, 2016


Guests:   Janet Bollig, M.S.S.W. and Outreach Manager; Laura Hunt, Social Worker, Home Health United

End of life may be elusive, but it is something each of us will face.  Now Medicare is covering the cost of physicians having the conversation with their patients to discuss getting the care they want and need, not only for the end of their lives but also as they advance with their complex and serious conditions.  Home Health United is a provider of care in the home including hospice services and offers a continuum of care from skilled services to palliative care to hospice care.

On this program, Janet Bollig and Laura Hunt update us on the life cycle options available for health care today to help us make educated decisions on the care we want and need throughout the entirety of our lives.

Home Health United will also be presenters at Mid-West Family’s Healthy Living Expo, Sunday, March 6, from 10 am - 3 pm at the Madison Marriott West.  Free to the public, the EXPO will feature fun activities and educational opportunities for all ages - including a Cooking Stage with samples and meeting and moving with world-renowned Tae Bo Fitness creator, Billy Blanks.  For more information, go to madisonhealthexpo.com.

February 3, 2016


Guests:  Billy Blanks, creator of Tae Bo Fitness;  Lanette Hansen, Magic 98 on-air personality

Tae Bo Fitness is more than a workout. It is a life mantra combining mind, body and soul that, according to Billy Blanks, can empower people and change lives.  Millions of people around the world have benefitted from Tae Bo Fitness, and Billy Blanks will be coming to Madison to share the experience at Mid-West Family’s Healthy Living Expo, Sunday, March 6, at the Madison Marriott West Hotel.  This free event from 10 am to 3 pm will be filled with activities for all ages - including a healthy cooking stage with samples.  For more information, go to madisonhealthexpo.com.

On this program, legendary fitness guru, Billy Blanks, shares the remarkable story of his success and tells us what is unique about the Tae Bo Fitness program that inspires so many to move up the fitness ladder and maximize their total life experience.  Magic 98’s Lanette Hansen, a Tae Bo Fitness fan and participant, joins the conversation.

January 29, 2016


Guest:  April McHugh, Career and Educational Counselor, Division of Continuing Studies, UW-Madison

It is one thing to be employed.  But job security and advancement cannot be taken for granted in today’s working world.  Managing a career is a lifelong process where an individual takes charge of directing his or her professional growth and success.  It involves setting personal goals and regularly updating skills to ensure competency over the long term. The outcome should include personal fulfillment, work/life balance, goal achievement and financial security.

Sound easy? Not necessarily so says April McHugh.  In fact, it’s a relatively new concept to many professionals, but it can make all the difference in whether goals are achieved and sustained.  Learn more about the career management process from April McHugh on this program.

January 21, 2016


Guests:  Tammy Stanek, Certified Pigmentation Dermal Artist and Owner, Lasting Beauty Cosmetics;  Clients, Cindy and Melissa

There is more to permanent makeup than meets the eye. Sometimes it is the simple solution to time-consuming daily makeup applications or dealing with allergies, smudges and mismatched brows. But in many cases, because of scarring, surgery, vision impairment, fading areolas, or the severe hair loss condition called alopecia, permanent makeup can move a person from the shadows to back to living a full and productive life with a feeling of greater self-worth and confidence.

On this program, Tammy Stanek describes the breadth of current procedures customized to each condition or personal desire. Joining Tammy are Cindy and Melissa, who each had permanent makeup procedures for different reasons - one to wake up with makeup applied properly that doesn’t wash off in the pool or at the gym; the other after developing severe alopecia which took away her eyebrows and was spreading to other areas of her body.

January 14, 2016


Guests: Elaine Leon, Integrated Employment Specialist, Care Wisconsin; Mike Jones, Care Wisconsin Partnership Member and Owner, Data Flow Solutions

Earning money, working with others who do not have disabilities, improving physical and mental health, depending less on social programs, gaining a sense of belonging, and contributing to society are just some of the benefits people with disabilities are experiencing through Integrated Employment opportunities. Integrated Employment refers to jobs held by people with disabilities in typical workplace settings where the majority of persons employed are not persons with disabilities, where they earn at least minimum wage, and where they are paid directly by the employer.

On this program, Elaine Leon and Mike Jones describe how Mike has been mentored by his Care Team to build a successful and satisfying career.  Care Wisconsin currently has about 400 members working in Integrated Employment.

For more information on opportunities for Integrated Employment, go to carewisc.org.

January 6, 2016


Guests:  Boo Mortenson and Petie Rudy, hosts of the Boo & Petie, Too Show

For 16 years, Boo Mortenson and Petie Rudy shared their lives and wonderful guests with their loyal radio audience every Saturday morning on WTDY.  Now retired from the Boo & Petie, Too Show but still leading active lives, these two dynamic women return to reminisce about their years on the radio entertaining listeners with their personal escapades, and they kick off the New Year with reflections on their definition of living life to the fullest.

January 1, 2016


Guests: Jackson Fonder, president and CEO of Catholic Charities Madison and Fran Augustine, Director of Hope Haven

The Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim run/hike is a 48-mile trek across the Grand Canyon and back.  Considered a must on the Bucket List of avid-runners, Jackson Fonder, dedicated long-distance runner, completed the arduous journey this past fall.  He faced 10,000 feet in elevation change, major temperature swings and unstable conditions. With lots of time to reflect during the 14-hour double-crossing, he saw parallels in his venture to the journey clients at Catholic Charities’ Hope Haven are on in their struggles with addiction. There is no finish line on their road to recovery but a continuous path of ups and downs that eventually can lead to a healthier, more positive life.

On this program, Jackson Fonder and Fran Augustine share parallel stories of determination, fear, support, setbacks and achievement. Why do some succeed and others not? What are the keys to removing obstacles that get in the way of reaching goals? Hear their answers on this program.

December 23, 2015


Guest:  Leslie Ann Howard

After 33 years, 25 as President & CEO of United Way of Dane County, Leslie Ann Howard will retire from United Way at the end of this year.  On this program, Leslie Ann Howard reflects on coming to Madison from Pennsylvania to earn a master’s degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and how that led her to the United Way and her rapid advancement to the leadership positions.

Most known for leading the evolution of United Way from a fundraising organization to a community impact organization, Leslie describes how this transformation inspired the Agenda for Change which created significant achievements in the areas of Education, Safety and Health and will continue to grow under the leadership of Renee Moe who will take over as President & CEO of United Way on January 1st.

December 16, 2015


Guests: Colleen Keegan, Director of Activities, Heidi Frey, Wellness Coordinator, Ruth Hutchison, resident, Attic Angel Community

Wellness is more than the absence of disease. “Wellness is an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence,” says the National Wellness Institute. The Attic Angel Community has embraced the dimensions of wellness which include physical, emotional, occupational, intellectual, spiritual and social which they picture as overlapping circles.

On this program, Colleen Keegan, Heidi Frey, and Ruth Hutchison describe what a wellness program looks like in real life and how it nurtures successful living - no matter what the age. Ruth Hutchison not only talks the talk but walks the walk as a living example of the wellness wheel in action.

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

December 10, 2015


Guests:  Professor Emily Auerbach, Project Director, UW-Madison Odyssey Project; Tosumba Welch, Odyssey Project student and success story

What do Emily Dickinson, Martin Luther King, Walt Whitman, Shakespeare and Gandhi have to do with breaking down economic barriers that so many low-income adults face today?  A whole lot, says Emily Auerbach, Project Director of the UW-Madison Odyssey Project and award-winning English Professor.  Each Wednesday from September to May, low-income adults enrolled as UW special students in the Odyssey Project, gain a voice and a sense of empowerment through lively discussions of literature, history, philosophy, art and writing.  They receive six credits through the English Department, and for many it is the launching pad for a college education or skilled career path.

On this program, Tosumba Welch, one of the Odyssey Project’s many success stories, joins Emily Auerbach and describes how his life has been changed and gives us a sample of his writing and oratory skills.

For more information, go to www.odyssey.wisc.edu.