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THERE ARE NO RULES TO GRIEF

Guests:  Jessie Shiveler, Community Grief Manager, Agrace Grief Support Center; Meaghan May, parent of deceased child The worst nightmare a parent can experience is having a child die. Illness, accident, whatever the reason, it doesn’t matter. It is horrible! That is what happened to Meaghan May, whose five-year-old son, Dominic, was killed in a freak… Read more »

UNIVERSAL DESIGN MEANS EASY LIVING FOR EVERYONE

Guests:  Jane Earl and Tony Earl No one knows better than Jane Earl how important it is to create an environment that makes it easy for everyone to live in, regardless of age, size or ability. Jane has muscular dystrophy and uses a scooter to maneuver herself through rooms and spaces. She and her husband,… Read more »

WE ARE MANY UNITED AGAINST HATE

Evidence of hate is percolating in America and around the world. According to the American Psychological Association, the FBI reported more than 7,000 hate crimes in the United States during 2017. In Wisconsin, there were 17 religion-based hate crimes that same year.  Enter Masood Akhtar, PhD, who realized his dream of coming to the United… Read more »

BUILDING A TRAUMA-INFORMED COMMUNITY

Exposure to violence and trauma can have lifelong affects on children’s health and wellness and their academic accomplishments. Sharyl Kato, founder and director of the Rainbow Project, describes how she is seeing multiple layers of trauma expand to new arenas such as school shootings or the fear of them, affecting schools, families and communities.  Creating a… Read more »

DISCOVERING THE KEY TO WORLD FOOD PRESERVATION

One way to have enough food to meet the needs of the world is to grow more. Another is to preserve more of the food we grow. Until Philip Nelson, PhD, food scientist and professor emeritus at Purdue University stepped forward, food preservation was a challenge. With a family background in tomato farming and canning in… Read more »