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INTIMACY AND AGING

Guest:  Dr. John DeLamater, Professor of Sociology, UW-Madison Love never dies, or at least the need for love doesn’t.  Some things are ageless, and contrary to popular perception, included in that list is the continued desire to have intimate relationships as we move into our senior years. Dr. John DeLamater has studied the benefits of… Read more »

HOW TO HAVE A HAPPY HEART

Guest:  Shilagh Mirgain, PhD, UW Health psychologist February is heart health month, and “stress is a significant and contributing factor to the occurrence of cardiovascular disease,” says Shilagh Mirgain, PhD, a UW Health psychologist.  Dr. Migrain works with the Preventive Cardiology group to teach patients how to manage stress at home and at work, and… Read more »

PORCHLIGHT WORKS TO SOLVE HOMELESSNESS

Guests: Karla Thennes, Executive Director, Porchlight; Jeff Steckel, Director of Kitchen Programs; Doretha Garrett, Porchlight Products worker Do you like strawberry jam, blueberry scones, sauerkraut?  These are just some of the products Porchlight Products is producing and selling to give people with disabilities the opportunity to work producing high-quality food products.  The growing business which… Read more »

TRANSITIONAL CARE AWARENESS

Guests:  Jeffrey Tews and Susan Rather, co-owners, BrightStar Care and BrightStar Senior Living Home care; assisted living; skilled care, and everything in between.  The levels of care available to people with diminishing abilities to live independently are expanding, and the lines are blurring.  Assessing the needs of a loved one and matching those with the… Read more »

POLITICS, PEOPLE AND THE PRESIDENCY

Guest:  Katherine Cramer, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service, UW-Madison As we head to the inauguration of our 45th President, Donald Trump, many wonder how did this happen?  Professor Kathy Cramer is one of the best people to ask as for almost a decade she crisscrossed Wisconsin trying… Read more »