December 24, 2014


Guest:  Doug Moe, Journalist

Was Doug Moe born to write? All he knows is that as a young boy he used to love reading the backs of cereal boxes. Yes, Doug Moe did evolve into an accomplished journalist and has served the Madison community for nearly four decades.

Currently Doug writes about Madison and the people who make it a unique place in a column which runs Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays in the Wisconsin State Journal. Doug Moe has also authored several books - his latest, Good Men: The Lives and Philanthropy of Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman.

On this program, hear Doug Moe share stories from his own journalistic journey and more about the amazing Goodman brothers, the subjects of his just-released book.  Delving into the lives of these very private men from their birth in St. Paul to coming to Madison in the 1930's to take over the family's fledgling jewelry store and following their path over the next 70 years was an intriguing and enlightening project.

December 17, 2014


Guest: Madison Mayor Paul Soglin

The Wisconsin Council on Children and Families' "Race to Equity" report in October 2013 showed blacks fare far worse than whites in nearly every indicator of well-being for Dane County residents. Latinos and other minorities are also experiencing great disparities.  Attacking poverty and inequities continue to be major priorities for Mayor Paul Soglin.

On this program, Paul Soglin details the equity and poverty challenges he is confronting as Mayor of Madison and describes what he is doing to find solutions.  Hear about the "Housing First Policy" for Madison's homeless and the Affordable Housing Plan as the first step.  Learn more about the Neighborhood Resource Centers and Teams and other critical support services the Mayor deems necessary to give those who are challenged a chance to succeed. Find out how he is embracing President Obama's "My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge" in Madison.  This and more on All About Living.

December 10, 2014


Guests:  Pamela Bean, Ph.D. and Director of the Biomarker Project; Todd Campbell, Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Manager, Dane Co. Dept. of Human Services; Tamara Feest, Executive Director and Behavior Health Administrator, The Human Service Center, Rhinelander

Wisconsin leads the nation in the percentage of drivers Driving Under the Influence (DUI). Now a handful of Wisconsin counties have become the first in the nation to administer alcohol biomarker tests to repeat drunken drivers for evidence of heavy drinking. These tests are evidence-based and can look back weeks or even months.

On this program, Dr. Pamela Bean, Todd Campbell and Tamara Feest describe how biomarker monitoring works, and how, combined with appropriate treatment, it may help repeat offenders stay sober longer, keep them from getting rearrested, save counties money - and make road travel safer.

December 6, 2014


Guests:  Ross Kinzler, President of the Madison Club Foundation; Mary Gaffney-Ward, General Manager of the Madison Club

This year it was the Badger Honor Flight; last year the Henry Vilas Zoo; before that DAIS, Porchlight, Operation Fresh Start, and the list continues. These are among the ten local charities that have benefited from the Madison Club Foundation, founded ten years ago to recognize and promote a local charity each year. So far they have raised close to $800,000 for worthy local charities.

 We've taken the Madison Club beyond the walls of the building to make a difference in the community, says Ross Kinzler, President of the Madison Club Foundation and guest on this program.  Ross is joined by Mary Gaffney-Ward, General Manager of the Madison Club, who takes us back to the beginning days of this over 100 years old Madison institution.

For information on submitting a proposal to the Madison Club Foundation, go to or call Krista Laubmeier at 608-255-4861.