SIMPSON STREET FREE PRESS SPEAKS OUT

Guests: Jim Kramer, Executive Director; Taylor Kilgore, Managing Editor; Josepha Da Costa, LaFollette H.S. freshman and Teen Editor, Simpson Street Free Press

When it comes to developing professional journalistic skills – researching the facts and verifying them, learning to write clearly and concisely, and editing and revising for increased clarity and accuracy, the Simpson Street Free Press is exemplary – living by the standard, “Never hand in a first draft.”

The Simpson Street Free Press began over 25 years ago as a neighborhood non-profit focused on engaging kids in learning through writing and literacy. SSFP currently produces seven publications. Students begin as early as third grade, and SSFP graduates serve as editors. High school students take on leadership roles. Middle school writer focus on science, history, geography and books.

On this program, Jim Kramer, one of the SSFP founders, Taylor Kilgore and Josepha Da Costa, a LaFollette H.S. freshman and a Teen Editor share the story of SSFP’s remarkable journalistic journey and their current concern, the achievement gap in reading skills in the Madison schools.

Hear what Madison students are focused on and reporting through the Simpson Street Free Press.

OH MY, GOODNESS! BAKING WITH VEGETABLES

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.

OH MY, GOODNESS! BAKING WITH VEGETABLES

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.

TRANSFORMING OUR HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM TO ACHIEVE GREAT HEALTH CARE VALUE

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.

ALZHEIMER’S IS ON THE COMMUNITY CALENDAR THIS WEEK

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.