May 27, 2016


Guest:  Michelle Kolton Mackay MD, Radiation Oncologist and Medical Director, Turville Bay MRI & Radiation Oncology Center

Designed for the care and comfort of patients, the serene setting of Turville Bay MRI & Radiation Oncology Center on Lake Monona is home to a highly-trained and compassionate staff blended with state-of-the art technology to provide imaging, diagnostic information and treatment for people with cancer and other diseases.

Just what do we know about cancer today?  How and when is radiation used to treat the disease? What are other treatment options, and what is the criteria used to determine what treatment plan has the best chance of success?  What advances in cancer treatment have been made?  You'll hear answers to these questions and more on this program from special guest, Dr. Michelle Kolton Mackay.

Turville Bay will be hosting their free Madison’s Cancer Survivors and Thrivers Ice Cream Social, Sunday, June 5, 1-3 pm.  Open to all cancer survivors, those with metastatic cancer, patients in treatment, caregivers, families, friends, kids, grandkids, and healthcare providers, this annual event is dedicated to educating the public and celebrating the strides made.

May 19, 2016


Guest:  Katherine J. Cramer, Professor of Political Science;  Director, Morgridge Center for Public Service, UW-Madison

“Hi, I’m Kathy Cramer.  I’m a professor from Madison, and I study public opinion. May I join you?” These are the words Katherine J. Cramer used to open conversations in cafes, gas stations, and other locations where people gather for coffee in rural communities across Wisconsin.   She then asked, “What issues concern you?” The purpose was to better understand how people think about politics and to uncover the understandings that make a politics of resentment possible.  What she heard surprised her.

On this program, Kathy Cramer describes the deep urban-rural divide her research uncovered in Wisconsin and the elements that make up the rural consciousness which led to the rise of Scott Walker.  The magnitude of her multi-year study is covered in-depth in her recently released book, The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker.

May 12, 2016


Guests: Carol Prothero, Regional Manager of Business Development; Ryan Klaustermeier, RN, Administrator - Heartland Hospice

Hospice is a special way of caring for people with terminal illnesses.  But when should a hospice evaluation be scheduled?  Knowing when is a difficult decision, and many patients and their loved ones who care for them say they wish hospice care had started sooner.

Do you have questions about hospice?  What are the signs that may indicate eligibility?  What is the hospice coverage provided by Medicare and private insurance companies?  Does hospice care mean you have to give up hope?

These questions and more are addressed on this program when Carol Prothero and Ryan Klaustermeier describe how customized hospice care can be and the range of services offered.

May 4, 2016


Guest: Sharyl Kato, Rainbow Project Director and Therapist

The affects of stress, trauma, physical or emotional abuse in the home can live with a child throughout their lives. That’s why prevention, early intervention and treatment for children and families who have experienced some form of trauma is so critical.

On this program, Sharyl Kato describes how the Rainbow Project provides restorative healing and hope for young children and families living with the negative affects of trauma and helps them build a foundation for the mastery of life sustaining skills.

The public is invited to attend community screenings of the film, “Paper Tiger,” May 5 from 6:30-9:00 pm at Memorial High School and May 12 from noon-2:30 pm at the Goodman Center.