Posts Tagged: Madison WI

MADISON IN THE SIXTIES

Guest:  Stuart Levitan, author, Madison historian, broadcaster Stu Levitan has recently published the civic history of a turbulent decade, “Madison in the Sixties.” No, it’s not a groovy, tie-dyed memoir of hippie life. In fact, as Stu tells us on this program, much about the Sixties in Madison was not groovy at all. The battle… Read more »

THE URGENCY OF UNDERSTANDING CLIMATE CHANGE

Guest:  Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH, Director of UW’s Global Health Institute “Climate change creates new risks and exacerbates existing vulnerabilities in communities across the United States, presenting growing challenges to human health and safety, quality of life, and the rate of economic growth.” This statement is just one of many dire predictions reported in the… Read more »

CHRISTINE BEATTY HAS REDEFINED SENIOR LIVING

Guest: Christine Beatty, Retiring Director, Madison Senior Center “Before we get to the fragile era in anyone’s life, we want older adults to be engaged in our community and active – and indeed they are,” says Christine Beatty, who is retiring as Director of the Madison Senior Center after 30 years of service. Christine Beatty… Read more »

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 »