Guest: Beverly Davis, Community Chaplain, Attic Angel Place and Author, Great Gray Series

“The effects of bullying can stay with you all your life,” says Beverly Davis. Beverly speaks from personal experience. She was bullied throughout her childhood and is still impacted by the pain. “The acts of marginalizing people don’t just affect the person being hurt, they affect everyone in his or her life,” she added.

As a result of a dream she had about the power of believing in yourself and the need to express this, Beverly Davis authored the Great Gray series of children’s books for all ages.

On this program, Beverly Davis tells the story of Gray, an elephant who looked different and how the elephants in India stopped bullying Gray when he save their village. The book honors the differences in all of us and guides us to rise above bullying to experience our own sense of greatness.


Guest:  Stuart Levitan, author, Madison historian, broadcaster

Stu Levitan has recently published the civic history of a turbulent decade, “Madison in the Sixties.” No, it’s not a groovy, tie-dyed memoir of hippie life. In fact, as Stu tells us on this program, much about the Sixties in Madison was not groovy at all. The battle to build Monona Terrace was a decade-long civic failure; the city struggled with urban renewal and civil rights; the University of Wisconsin was a national center of antiwar and civil rights protests – some violent.

But the Sixties were also a colorful time in which significant figures of local, state and national history were making their mark in Madison.

On this program, All About Living producer, Jim Bartlett, talks with Stu Levitan about what Madison was really like in the sixties.


Guests:  Deb Harvey, co-founder of Retirement Specialists, LLC and Alex Harvey, Licensed Insurance Agent

There are 10,000 baby boomers a day turning 65. That means they have come of age to enter the world of Social Security, Medicare, supplemental insurance, and prescription drug coverage. If you are one of them, then you aren’t alone in seeking answers about those benefits that you have paid into for years and are about to reap. What are your options? How do you decide what is best for you?

On this program, Deb Harvey, co-founder of Retirement Specialists, LLC with offices in Sauk City, Reedsburg and Monona, describes how she and her fellow co-worker, Trish Vandre, applied their years of experience as legal advocates for Sauk County and started their own business to help people figure out what the right answers are for them. “The most well-meaning people give the worst advice,” says Deb Harvey. “It’s different for each person. People have indicated they were afraid to retire because they didn’t know where to begin.”

Also on the program is Alex Harvey, a Licensed Insurance Agent with Retirement Specialists. While the company does not charge a consulting fee nor require people to purchase products, they do have various products available.


Guest:  Eno Nsima-Obot, M.D., physician, life coach and author….

“It is possible to live well and to thrive with a chronic illness such as Type 2 diabetes. By that I mean enjoy a life which is full and enriching as ever,” states Dr. Eno Nsima-Obot, winner of this past year’s Book Excellence Award in the medical category, an international awards competition giving authors the opportunity to showcase their work on a global platform.

On this program, Dr. Eno Nsima-Obot shares highlights from her award-winning book, “Dr. Eno’s A-to-Z Guide to Thriving with Type 2 Diabetes.” Her book presents the questions that plague many of her patients. In addition to being a physician, Dr. Nsima-Obot is also a trained professional life coach. It is this combination of skills that leads her to help her patients focus on wellness and healthy living rather than disease. “Once you’ve been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, a healthy lifestyle is essential to your long-term health and well-being,” explained Dr. Nsima-Obot.


Guest:  Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH, Director of UW’s Global Health Institute

“Climate change creates new risks and exacerbates existing vulnerabilities in communities across the United States, presenting growing challenges to human health and safety, quality of life, and the rate of economic growth.” This statement is just one of many dire predictions reported in the recently released Fourth National Climate Assessment. In fact, a new study shows global temperatures might be rising faster than expected.

“Climate change isn’t just an environmental concern – it’s the most important public health challenge of our time,” states Jonathan Patz. On this program, Dr. Patz describes how climate change can affect health both directly and indirectly. He also updates us on the Trump Administration’s threat to have the United States leave the Paris Climate Agreement which would make the U.S. the only country in the world not participating.

For 15 years, Dr. Patz served as a lead author for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the organization that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore. He also co-chaired the health expert panel of the first U.S. National Assessment on Climate Change, a report that is mandated by the U.S. Congress.