February 26, 2015


Guests:  Tracy Flood, MD, PhD. UW-Madison Statewide Obesity Initiative and Joe Ring, Executive Vice President Land Services, Park Towne Development

"Most medical conditions must be prevented outside of the clinic walls," says Dr. Tracy Flood who is Director of Data for the Wisconsin obesity Prevention Initiative at the University of Wisconsin. That's why she became a neighborhood doctor, collaborating with city planners and advocates to map healthy neighborhoods and open up green spaces.

On this program, Dr. Flood is joined by Joe Ring, who has led the development of Conservancy Place, where people can walk out their front doors and enjoy 650 acres of walking, hiking and biking trails and plenty of green space. Hear more about the work being done to bring people together to build neighborhoods that promote healthier living and reduce obesity.

February 19, 2015


GUEST:  Mark Miehe, Independent Financial Advisor, Midwest Financial Group  

We may have focused on love as we celebrated Valentine's Day, but as wonderful as it sounds, we can't live on love - alone.  On this program, we look at how money issues and financial management can impact loving relationships.  It takes income and financial planning to realize the hopes and dreams of a lifetime together. 

Mark Miehe, founder and president of Midwest Financial Group, Inc., talks about the importance of good communications and understanding the components of a solid financial plan that match the values and aspirations you have for your life.  Learn about the roles disability insurance, long-term care insurance, 401Ks, regular and Roth IRAs, and investing to maintain purchasing power without losing to inflation play in creating a sound financial plan that works for you.

For more information, go to www.midwestfinancialgroup.com.

February 12, 2015


Guest:  Scott Wieland, Employee Benefits Specialist, Midwest Financial Group

While February 15 is the deadline to sign up for health insurance on the federally-facilitated Health Exchange - the only option where tax subsidies are available - that is only one option for obtaining health insurance. You may not be eligible for subsidies, so you are purchasing on the open market, not the Exchange. You may be a small business or a non-profit agency and wondering what health plans are available for you. You might decide not to provide coverage but want to help your employees obtain it. Or you might be just confused. What is the best plan for you? Should you select a silver plan, a bronze plan? All kinds of questions!

On this program, Scott Wieland shares his wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience with individuals, groups, and employers - people he has helped clarify their health insurance options and make the best choices for them.

Also, if you’re buying health insurance through the Exchange, don’t forget.  Go to www.healthcare.gov before February 15.

For more information, contact scott@midwestfinancialgroup.net, 608-807-4775.

February 4, 2015


Guests:  Jennifer Uphoff Gray, Artistic Director, Forward Theater;  Dr. Carey Gleason, neuropsychologist, UW Health and Veterans Hospital and researcher, Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center;  Fabu Carter, former Madison Poet Laureate, Alzheimer's Poetry Project and WADRC Outreach Specialist.

Following Forward Theater’s recent production of The Other Place, the power of creativity will be explored at an upcoming Community Conversation with caregivers, professionals and anyone working with people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, February 15, at Promega Corporation.  The afternoon is co-sponsored by UW Health and the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.   The public is free, but reservations are required.  Tickets can be reserved at www.forwardtheater.com.

On this program, Jennifer Uphoff Gray, Dr. Carey Gleason and Fabu Carter who is located at the UW South Madison Partnership, 2312 Park Street, on Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays beginning February 10, come together to discuss keeping connections strong through the arts.   Using imagination to build relationships, improve well-being and give people an opportunity to express themselves in unique, creative ways is a new shift in caring for an aging and disabled population.

Fabu's poem, For Our Elders With Memory Loss, is available in the book Dementia Arts: Celebrating Creativity in Elder Care by Glary Glazner at http://dementiaarts.com.  For those interested in participating in Alzheimer's disease research, go to adrc.wisc.edu or call 608-265-0407.