January 31, 2014

KEEPING YOUR EYE ON EYE HEALTH - so you can see the beauty of Orchids (for example)!

Guest:  Dr. John Bonsett-Veal, Optometrist

Guests: Judy Stevenson and Lorraine Snyder, Orchid Growers' Guild of Madison and Fred Clarke, Keynote Speaker, Orchid Quest 2014

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. On this program, optometrist Dr. John Bonsett-Veal discusses glaucoma, often referred to as the "sneak thief of sight," and how early detection is critical to help preserve vision. He also describes other common and potentially debilitating eye conditions including macular degeneration, cataracts, and dry eyes that can compromise our ability to see the beauty of the world around us.

For more information on preventing disease and maximizing your eye health, go to the Wisconsin Optometric Association website, www.woa-eyes.org.

Also on this program, hear highlights of Orchid Quest 2014 held at the Alliant Center, Saturday, February 1st from 10 to 5 and Sunday, February 2nd from 10 to 4. Presented by the Madison orchid Growers' Guild, this is the 27th annual event. For more information, go to orchidguild.org.

January 19, 2014


Guest:  Nancy Depcik, Professional Speaker, Trainer - "Unshakable Success"

As Nancy Depcik describes it, Unshakable Success is discovering the things in life that no one can take away from you, no matter what may come your way.

On this program, nationally-recognized speaker, trainer and coach, guides us through the principles of Unshakable Success and how to recover around from any setback or challenge.  So much more than making New Year's Resolutions, this program will put you on the path to making this year and those that follow - extraordinary!


Guest:  Jennifer Uphoff Gray, Artistic Director, Forward Theater Company

In a fascinating one-on-one conversation with Forward Theater Company's Artistic Director, Jennifer Uphoff Gray, Jennifer takes us behind the scenes of her life from Fitchburg to Harvard, directing in New York and returning to Madison. "I feel Wisconsin is a more fulfilling place to do theater," states Jennifer. She describes her strong commitment to Forward Theater, the community, and the team of talented professionals who together provide exceptional theater experiences for enthusiastic audiences.

Forward Theater's production of the Tony award-winning play, Red, is currently playing through February 2 at the Overture Center. Ticket information is available at overturecenter.com.

January 9, 2014


Guest:  Dora Zuniga, Executive Director, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Dane County

Born in Mexico, Dora Zuniga is a person who has lived and taken advantage of the opportunities presented to her in the United States, and she serves our community well leading Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County. On this program, Dora shares how her personal experience mirrors the opportunities that all young people deserve - opportunities that Big Brothers Big Sisters offers.

Hear about how BBBS of Dane County helps children reach their full potential through professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships. For more information on the services available and what you can do to get involved, go to www.bbbs.org/danecounty.


Guest:  Paul Hoffmann, President and CEO, Monona State Bank

No one is immune to financial scams whether they are via the mail, the phone or email.  Financial scams are getting very sophisticated says Paul Hoffmann. He warns people not to give out any account numbers, their social security numbers, or any other identifying information over the phone. Bankers encourage customers who receive letters in the mail or emails to bring them to the bank to make sure they are legitimate.

On this program, Paul Hoffmann describes some of the new and most popular scams such as the "grandparents scam" and the "lottery scam." His advice: "Think before you act, and ALWAYS ask for a second opinion.


Guest:  Steve Brenton, president, Wisconsin Hospital Association

On this program, Steve Brenton describes the role of Wisconsin hospitals in health care reform, their evolving relationships with physicians and other health care providers, what the difficulties with the healthcare.gov website mean, and how some hospital emergency rooms are being funded to treat some of the Medicaid recipients being dropped from coverage in Wisconsin.