October 25, 2012


GUEST: Lisa Lamkins, Advocacy Director, AARP Wisconsin

On this program you will hear the facts about Medicare and how its preservation is structured under the Affordable Care Act.

Lisa Lamkins explains the new preventive screenings benefits and annual wellness exam included in Medicare with no deductible and no co-pay. She also describes the closing of the prescription drug doughnut hole in Medicare Part D. You can continue the conversation on Medicare at www.earnedasay.org.

Find Consumer Reports Free Guides on "Health Reform: Seven Things You Need to Know Now," and "Medicare: 6 Things You Need to Know Now," at: http://www.consumerreports.org/health/insurance/one-year-health-reform-guide-5-11/index.htm

October 18, 2012



GUEST: Bradley Riemann, PhD - Clinical Director, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Center, Rogers Memorial Hospital

Those affected by OCD find it hard to fully enjoy the experiences of everyday life. It can be overwhelming, but a path to recovery is possible and empowering.

Dr. Bradley Riemann describes just what obsessive-compulsive disorder is and the successful evidence-based treatments available today. Through inpatient, residential and day treatment programs, you'll hear how Dr. Riemann and his staff use a graduated exposure hierarchy and cognitive-behavioral therapy approach to help patients address their obsessions and eliminate the compulsive behaviors from their lives.

For more information and an initial screening at no charge, go to rogershospital.org or call 800-767-4411.

October 12, 2012


Guests: Colleen Butler, Racial Justice Director 

              Kathy Obear, President, Alliance for Change

The YWCA's Racial Justice Summit will address issues connected to matters of race, justice and equity for all in Wisconsin and the United States. No, the problem is not solved!

Colleen Butler and Summit guest speaker, Kathy Obear, describe how differences in skin color, religion, appearance and ethnicity still separate people from opportunities to become highly productive members of society. How do you evaluate your community, your organization, candidates and legislation to ensure that all voices are being heard and respected? These are the questions that are on the table.

The Racial Justice Summit and Post-Summit Action Institutes will be held Oct. 15-16 at Monona Terrace. Go to www.ywcamadison.org for ongoing information on racial justice and opportunities for action and advocacy.

October 4, 2012




Guests:  Marshall Flax, Certified Low Vision Therapist and Orientation and Mobility Specialist - Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired
Martha Glowacki, Director, James Watrous Gallery - Curator, "About Seeing" Exhibit

On this program, you will enter the complicated world of the art and science of seeing. Marshall Flax joins with Martha Glowacki to explore the intricacies of seeing, the creativity that can emerge, and the help that is available for those visually impaired.

Thursday, October 18, from 9 am-2:30 pm, the public is invited to learn about the latest advances in and treatments for macular degeneration at a free "Macular Degeneration Symposium: Innovations 2012" at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.  Advance registration is required.  Find details at www.WCBlind.org.

For those intrigued by the art of seeing, the "About Seeing" Exhibit with presentations continues at the James Watrous Gallery in the Overture Center.  More information is available at www.wisconsinacademy.org/gallery/about-seeing.

A suggested book on the challenges of seeing is "Cockeyed" by Ryan Knighton.