Guest: Rose Deneen, pastry chef and author…

“Eat your vegetables,” takes on a whole new flavor if you follow the recipes contained in Le Cordon Bleu pastry chef, Rose Deneen’s, new cookbook, Baking with Vegetables. Of course, she includes some of our favorites like Carrot Cake. But have you ever indulged in Parsnip Spice Cake, Caramelized Cauliflower Chocolate Brownies, Rutabaga Bread Pudding or Beet Walnut Ginger Bread? Probably not – as these are recipes uniquely created by Rose Deneen and featured in her cookbook.

On this program, Rose Deneen shares some of her 50 recipes and describes how, through trial and error, she meticulously mixed together just the right combination of vegetables and other ingredients to introduce a new and delicious way to incorporate more vegetables into our daily diet. She also shares baking tips, her preferred ingredients and favorite baking tools that make the baking process so much easier and the results a gourmet delight.

More information is available at bakingwithvegetables.com.


Guest:  Timothy Harrington, MD, Rheumatologist, retired Professor of Medicine, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

In their recently-released book, Great Health Care Value: Chronic Diseases, Practice Teams, and Population Management, Timothy Harrington, MD and his co-author Andrew Johnson, MS, MBA, provide their perspectives on how the American Health Care System is failing to serve the needs of many patients, the healthcare providers who care for them, and the American people. They then share how health care delivery can be improved and value optimized through redesigning practices that serve those with chronic diseases – which account for most of our health care costs.

On this program, Dr. Harrington describes the bottlenecks of care that exist in traditional practices and how better coordinated care for larger numbers of patients can be achieved at a lower cost per patient. At a time when physician burnout is at an all-time high, health care costs continue to rapidly escalate, and even the insured are faced with increasingly long wait times to get an appointment, Dr. Harrington advocates for a fundamental change to effective team care and population management for chronic diseases and describes what that looks like.

Dr. Harrington also breaks down the current health care debate and shares why he prefers adding the “Public Option” to the Affordable Care Act as a first step toward creating high-value, affordable, universal health care.

More information is available at greathealthcarevalue.com.


Guests:  Barbara Bendlin, Ph.D., Wisconsin Alzheimer’s disease Research Center;  Sara Alvarado, founder and caregiver, Gregg Potter, coordinator, Ales for Alzheimer’s

Two completely different community events on back-to-back nights – both spotlighting the same issue – Alzheimer’s Disease. That’s what is happening this week when Wednesday evening, October 23, the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health presents its 2019 Annual Fall Lecture at the Gordon Dining and Event Center on the University campus. This free community event, (Resource Fair at 5pm – Program at 6pm), will introduce new frontiers in Alzheimer’s disease research and provide information to help people improve brain health.

Thursday, October 24, the community is invited to Madison’s Largest Happy Hour – Ales for Alzheimer’s at the Edgewater Hotel (4:30 – 7:30pm) – to benefit the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin. Proceeds will be used to provide family support and respite care for those caring for people already living with this devastating disease.

On this program, Dr. Barbara Bendlin, whose research on the relationship between gut microbiome and Alzheimer’s disease will be featured on the Fall Lecture program, will preview the inroads being made in Alzheimer’s disease at the University of Wisconsin.

Also on the program are Sara Alvarado, co-founder of “Ales for Alzheimer’s” whose mother has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and Gregg Potter, coordinator of “Ales for Alzheimer’s.” In addition to learning details of the happy hour event, Sara shares the delicate day-to-day challenges and life issues that families face when a loved one is living with Alzheimer’s disease.

For information on both events, go to adrc.wisc.edu/events for the Fall Lecture and alzwisc.org for Ales for Alzheimer’s.


Guests:  Suresh Chandra, MD, Founder; Reena Chandra Rajpal, President; Gordon Derzon, Board VP; Combat Blindness International

Founded by Suresh Chandra, MD, Emeritus Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Combat Blindness International is celebrating 35 years of alleviating avoidable blindness around the world.

Headquartered in Madison, CBI has sponsored the screening of over 2.2 million men, women and children in 15 countries on 4 continents. Cataract causes half of global blindness, and CBI has funded more than 360,000 cataract surgeries, screened over 700,000 children and supported the education of over 350 ophthalmic technicians in India and the training of residents from Brazil and India.

It will all be highlighted on World Sight Day, Thursday evening, October 10, at Monona Terrace, when the community will come together to celebrate the gift of sight Combat Blindness has given to so many in the most vulnerable populations in the world. The goal is to raise $100,000 toward supporting CBI’s expanding International Cataract, Pediatric Eye Care, and Certified Ophthalmic Paramedic Programs. Thanks to two generous donors, up to $100,000 will be matched.

Find registration information at combatblindness.org.


Guest:  Bhupendra O. Khatri, MD, FAAN, author

The rise of administrators among others in our current health care system is raising havoc on the traditional patient-physician relationship, says Dr. Bhupendra O. Khatri and author of the new book, HEALTHCARE 911: How America’s broken healthcare system is driving doctors to despair, depriving patients of care, and destroying our reputation in the world.

On this program, Dr. Khatri describes how he sees the “healing nature of medicine” being eroded and how medical providers are experiencing burnout under the unprecedented strain created by economic, regulatory and political forces outside of their control.

Bhupendra O. Khatri, MD, is a neurologist and the founding medical director of one of the largest multiple sclerosis centers in the country. Dr. Khatri lectures nationally and internationally on caring for patients with neurological disorders and on the power of the subconscious mind on healing.