May 31, 2013


Guest:  Kathleen Woit, former President of Madison Community Foundation

Kathleen Woit served as President of the Madison Community Foundation for 16 years.  Her recent retirement offered this opportunity to have her reflect on those years and how the growth of the MCF paralleled, influenced and supported what was important to the Dane County community.  Under her leadership, the Madison Community Foundation grew from $40 million to $131 million in assets.

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Guest: Mildred Muhammad, ex-wife of D.C. sniper

Mildred Muhammad is a domestic violence survivor who, after several years of silence, speaks openly about her experiences as a survivor of domestic abuse and how it affected her three children.  On this program, she describes her life with her former husband, John Allen Muhammad, the convicted and now executed DC sniper who terrorized the Washington DC metro region in late 2002.  She reveals how the horrific attacks in the DC area were all part of his plan to find and kill Mildred.

Mildred Muhammad will be the keynote speaker at the DAIS (Domestic Abuse Intervention Services) annual luncheon, Thursday, June 20 at the Madison Concourse Hotel.

For more information on domestic abuse and help available, contact DAIS at or call 608-251-4445 or 800-747-4045.

May 25, 2013

USEFUL ENEMIES author, Richard Rashke

Guest: Richard Rashke, author of USEFUL ENEMIES: John Demjanjuk and America's Open-Door Policy for Nazi War Criminals

After writing ESCAPE FROM SOBIBOR, Richard Rashke's publisher asked him to write about the infamous case of Sobibor guard, John Demjanjuk.  In following that story, Rashke uncovered a revealing account of how America dealth with Nazi war criminals and their World War II collaborators. Both stories are meticulously woven together in this recently-published book.

May 17, 2013


GUESTS: Carmela Mulroe, Director of Activities and Volunteers, St. Mary's Care Center;  joan e. kole, Ph.D., Drama Coach and Director of "Got Dreams?"

Dreams can come true - no matter what your age or situation. "It's a whole new paradigm to have people continue to live lives of passion and conviction up until their very last moment," says Carmela Mulroe, Activities Director at St. Mary's Care Center.  She is joined by joan e. kole, Ph.D., director of the play - Got Dreams? - which was performed last weekend at St. Mary's Care Center in Madison.  The original script came from the words of the residents.

As joan and Carmela state, Henry David Thoreau's directive "go confidently in the direction of your dreams" is an active statement...valid yesterday, today and tomorrow.  C.S. Lewis says there is no expiration date on our dreams.  Using this philosophy, this inspiring program describes the Live Your Dreams initiative at St. Mary's Care Center and how dreams coming true are bringing new dignity, vitality and purpose to the lives of the residents. 

Coming Saturday, May 25, on All About Living, 10:00 -11:00 am on AM 1550 WHIT- an interview with Richard Rashke, author of USEFUL ENEMIES: John Demjanjuk and America's Open-Door Policy for Nazi War Criminals.   

May 10, 2013


GUEST:  Michael M. Miller, MD, general and addiction psychiatrist; Medical Director, Herrington Recovery Center at Rogers Memorial Hospital-Oconomowoc

When does the use of alcohol or drugs become an addiction?  On this program, Dr. Michael Miller describes the signs of addiction and how alcohol and drugs can destroy a person's life if left untreated.

The definition of addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry.  It is characterized by the inability to consistently abstain, impairment in behavioral control, craving for drugs or rewarding experiences, diminished recognition of significant problems with one's behaviors and interpersonal relationships, and a dysfunctional emotional response.

Current treatment protocols are very effective in helping people recover from addiction, even if they are reluctant to admit their addiction or need for help.  Learn more about the possibilities for recovery from addiction on this program.

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May 4, 2013


Guests: Ann Malone, Director; Andy Anderson, Tutor, Children's Dyslexia Center-Madison

What do Walt Disney, Albert Einstein, Whoopi Goldberg and Tom Cruise have in common?  They had dyslexia, a neurologically-based disorder that makes it difficult for 15-20% of the population to read, write and spell, processing language.  The Children's Dyslexia Center-Madison is helping children and adults overcome dyslexia and is having remarkable success, moving them from the difficulties of reading, writing and negative self image, to gaining academic skills and the self-confidence needed to succeed in school and life.

The Children's Dyslexia Center-Madison provides tutoring at no cost to the children and their families using a proven curriculum.

For information on the Center and their upcoming annual Walk, "Taking Steps Against Dyslexia," Saturday, May 18, go to


Guests: Patty Hinderman, Emergency Dept. Director, Upland Hills Health; Hannah Laufenberg, survivor of distracted driving accident and her mother, Wendy Kalmerton; Sergeant Dave Bauer, Dodgeville School District

What is distracted driving? Anything that diverts a personal's attention away from the primary task of driving: talking to passengers, grooming, reading maps, watching a video, adjusting a radio or CD and, of course, texting.

Upland Hills Health's Emergency Dept. Director, Patty Hinderman and her co-workers have seen too many people come to the emergency room with injuries as a result of distracted driving.  So Upland Hills Health launched their Just Drive Campaign.  Helping them deliver the message is Hannah Laufenberg who shares how an accident caused by distracted driving has affected her life.  Sergeant Dave Bauer, Dodgeville School District tells us what Wisconsin law says.

Some tips to avoid distracted driving:  Don't try to multi-task; Put your purse in the backseat; Turn your phone off until you reach your destination;  Don't eat and drive.