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WHEN LUCK RUNS OUT: A STORY OF HOPE AND HISTORY

Guest:  Terri Karsten, author…. In 1869, a gutsy girl flees New York City and heads west on an orphan train in a desperate search for a home for herself and her little brother. This is the basis for the meticulously-researched, historical fictional account of young children traveling to find a home on an orphan train… Read more »

WHAT MAKES SOMEONE COMMIT SUICIDE, AND WHAT CAN BE DONE TO PREVENT IT?

Guests: Meghan Henderson, Clinical Program Supervisor for Adult Psychiatry, UnityPoint Health-Meriter and leader of the Zero Suicide Initiative; Amy Nolden, survivor of two family suicides Why do some people think death makes more sense than life? When we see celebrities like Robin Williams, Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade choose death by their own hands, we… Read more »

THE STORY OF YOUR LIFE: HOW DO YOU WANT IT EXPRESSED?

Guest: Paul Fanlund, Editor and Publisher, The Capital Times I am sad to leave, but I leave with the knowledge that I lived the life that I intended. Those are the final words of famed columnist Charles Krauthammer in his A note to readers that appeared in newspapers across the country shortly before his death…. Read more »

THE GOOD, BAD, AND CONFUSION THAT EMERGES FROM A DIAGNOSIS OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

Guests:  Hal Blotner, caregiver spokesman; Rebecca DeBuhr, Program Director and Melissa Theisen, Development Director, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin Now into his 90’s, Hal Blotner’s mind remains sharp and peppered with a touch of wit. His wife, Suzanne, was not as fortunate. She died in 2014 from Alzheimer’s disease, a disease that affects more… Read more »

A CONVERSATION ABOUT BECOMING A GREAT CONVERSATIONALIST

Guest:  Loren Ekroth, Ph.D., author, communications coach, consultant and speaker Has not knowing what to say stopped you from walking into a room full of people, from meeting people whom you might enjoy or who could have a positive influence on your life? Like any other skill, becoming comfortable in conversations, being able to participate… Read more »