May 27, 2015


Guests:  Victor Rivas Rivers, author, actor and advocate against domestic violence; Shannon Barry, Executive Director, DAIS (Domestic Abuse Intervention Services)

In his book, A Private Family Matter, Victor Rivas Rivers describes the violence inflicted on him and his family by his father and what it took to break the cycle of abuse.  Rivers, a former NFL football player and now actor and advocate against domestic violence, will be in Madison as the keynote speaker at the Celebrate Independence Luncheon presented by DAIS - Domestic Abuse Intervention Services, on June 15 at the Concourse Hotel.

On this program, Victor Rivers shares insights about domestic violence and highlights the role men can play in creating an environment where women feel and are safe.  Also on the program, Shannon Barry, Executive Director of DAIS, who describes the growth in programs and community outreach for women and families to support those impacted by domestic violence in Dane County.  As you will hear, it is a public matter!

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May 21, 2015


GUESTS:   Jim Jaeger and Sandy Nuernberg, Association of Spiritual Caregivers at Meriter and ambassadors and facilitators in the Wisconsin Medical Society's Advance Care Planning program, "Honoring Choices

Planning ahead is about preparing for your future today.  On this program, Jim Jaeger and Sandy Nuernberg take us step by step through the process of understanding, reflecting on and discussing future medical decisions, including end-of-life preferences.  The truth is, if you do not express your preferences, decisions are made for you if you can no longer speak for yourself.  And the decisions someone else makes for you may be different than what you would have chosen for yourself.  

There are two parts to expressing your preferences:  Having the legal advance directives signed and accessible and having the conversation with your loved ones on what your wishes are.

Advance planning can be the best gift you give your family.  For more information, go to

May 14, 2015


GUEST: Kim Campbell, wife of Glen Campbell

On this program, Kim Campbell, wife of music legend Glen Campbell, shares the story of Glen’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and the “Goodbye Tour” Glen, she and their children embarked on to bid farewell to the thousands of fans who followed him over the years.

Kim will be in Madison to introduce the film, GLEN CAMPBELL: I’LL BE ME which documents their journey, and answer questions at the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin’s An Evening to Remember, Thursday evening, May 28, at Union South.

Also on this program, Kristin Larson, Director of Development and Communications at the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance, who describes programs and services available to people in Wisconsin who have been impacted by Alzheimer's.

For ticket information to this exclusive showing, contact the Alliance at or call 608-232-3400 or 888-308-6251.

May 6, 2015


GUEST:  Amy Supple, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, The Edgewater Hotel Company, LLC

The goal was to “create an extraordinary destination that is uniquely Madison…a community centerpiece that improves public access to the lake, enhances Madison’s profile as a destination city, and drives further development in downtown,” said Bob Dunn, president of the Hammes Company, the developers of the new Edgewater Hotel.  At Dunn’s side from the conception of that possibility was Amy Supple, now Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Edgewater Hotel Company, LLC.

On this program, Amy Supple describes the challenges she faced as Project Director of the pre-development efforts through the construction and her role now overseeing the strategic positioning, branding and financial management of The Edgewater.  In other words, there is more going on than meets the eye and more reasons now than ever to experience the all new Edgewater as a community destination.  It’s a fascinating story you’ll want to hear.

If you go to The Edgewater for a special occasion, take a photo or selfie of your visit, and you may see it displayed on their history wall.  Send it to