May 25, 2010

Loving Frank Comes To Life At Taliesin

Guests: Kieran Murphy, Historic Researcher/Creator, Loving Frank Tour
Margaret Ingraham, Reader

Building on the best-selling book, Loving Frank, Kieran Murphy and Margaret Ingraham take us back to the days when Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Borthwick Cheney moved from Chicago to Spring Green where Frank designed and built Taliesin - the beautiful home and setting where they would spend their life together. Both married to other people, their adultress relationship endured the controversy and grew as Taliesin continued to emerge as the "shining brow" on the crown of the hill. It ended abruptly with the murders of Mamah and six others and the fire.

Loving Frank Tours are now being offered at Taliesin. For more information, go to or call 608-588-7900.

May 17, 2010

THE TRUE COST OF AGING: The Wisconsin Elder Economic Security Standard Index

Guests: Eve Galanter, Chair
Johanna Hatch, Administrator & Project Coordinator

Learn about the new Wisconsin Elder Economic Security Standard Index, a tool that accurately reflects the real cost of aging in place today. Wisconsin is a pilot state for the application of this Elder Index, where decision-makers now have available to them on a county-by-county basis the current costs of housing, health care, food, transportation and other essentials for persons over 65. This updates the 50-year-old formula that has caculated the federal poverty level and will have great impact on shifting and adjusting programs to match what is needed for elders to achieve economic security. More information is available at, or call 608-255-9809.

May 10, 2010

Women Collaborate For Professional And Personal Growth

Guests: Dr. Joy Rice, President, TEMPO International
Sonja Patterson, Past-President, The Business Forum
Donna Beestman, President, Career Success Strategies, LLC

As women's role in business and as community leaders continues to grow, complacency is not an option for professional women. Three successful women describe the experiences they encountered on their professional journey and highlight the Conference they are presenting in Madison, May 21-22, which will give business leaders important tools and connections to succeed in these uncertain times.


May 5, 2010

An Historian's View Of President Woodrow Wilson

Guest: John M. Cooper, American history professor at UW-Madison and author, Woodrow Wilson: A Biography

John Cooper is considered the foremost authority on Woodrow Wilson in the country.
In his new Wilson biography, Professor Cooper introduces us to the man who became America's 28th President, detailing the circumstances of his life that molded who he was and how he functioned. In this program, you'll get to know Woodrow Wilson, the man - his background, struggles, accomplishments, loves, health crises, and disappointments. How does a person become President of the United States? Woodrow Wilson's life is one example of what it takes.