Posts Tagged: Madison WI

UNDERSTANDING PANCREATIC CANCER

Guests:  Sharon Weber, MD, UW Health surgeon;  Tammy Andries and Kelly Pankratz, pancreatic cancer survivors… Considered rare, cases of pancreatic cancer are rising, even though the leading known risk factor – cigarette smoking – has been declining. It is one of the deadliest forms of cancer because symptoms almost never develop until the disease is… Read more »

FAITH COMMUNITIES LOOK TO BECOME DEMENTIA FRIENDLY AS AWARENESS BUILDS

Guests: Pastor Stephen Welch, Ripon, WI, who developed dementia-friendly faith services; Gina Green-Harris, Director, Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute, Milwaukee Regional Office You would think that faith communities of all religions, where people worship together and gather as family, would automatically be welcoming and safe places for people with Alzheimer’s or cognitive impairments and their families. The… Read more »

THE BEACON’S JOURNEY TO END HOMELESSNESS IN DANE COUNTY

Guests:  Jackson Fonder, CEO/President, Catholic Charities; John Adams, Lead Guest Services Specialist, The BEACON…. When The BEACON Homeless Day Resource Center first opened its doors in October 2017, the priority was on meeting the the basic needs of the individuals and families who had no where else to turn. Today, The BEACON has moved into… Read more »

THE WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY IS HOME TO WISCONSIN’S RICH HERITAGE

Guest:  Ellsworth Brown, PhD, Director, Wisconsin Historical Society The Wisconsin Historical Society is our state’s memory and foremost storyteller. It is considered one of the nation’s finest historical institutions and is both a state agency and a membership organization. For the past 14 years, the WHS has been under the leadership of Dr. Ellsworth Brown… Read more »