In Defense Of Defensive Pessimism10/01/14
Even the most optimistic person could benefit from seeing the proverbial glass as half-empty. That's according to Joy Cardin's guest, who explains what "defensive pessimism" is and why she says it helps some people find a constructive way to channel...
Big Question: Controversial Monkey Research At UW-Madison
A UW-Madison researcher has received approval to study how depression and anxiety affect the brain, in the hope of being better able to help people who suffer from these conditions. The research involves separating baby monkeys from their mothers,...
Addressing Sexual Assault In The Military, On Campus
At 6, Joy Cardin and a guest journalist who wrote the GQ story " Son, Men Don't Get Raped ," about male survivors of military sexual assault will discuss the culture in which this trauma occurs. At 6:30, Joy will talk to a guest about the It's On Us...
On Your Money: Fall Finance Chores, Smartphone Maintenance And More
Summer’s over and it’s time to get ready for the fall and winter seasons. For this week’s On Your Money, financial planner Kevin McKinley offers advice on getting ready for the inevitable, with tips on readying your heating system and putting your...
Frac Sand Mining's Impact In Wisconsin
Mining for frac sand is quickly becoming one of Wisconsin's fastest-growing industries, and a new report has found that more than 150,000 people in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa live within one mile of a frac sand mine, processing site, or proposed...
Inside The Mind Of Alzheimer's
More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s and by 2050, that number is projected to triple. Joy Cardin will be joined by a guest who is battling the disease and an Alzheimer’s expert to discuss what it’s like living with Alzheimer's and...
Author Gail Sheehy broke into journalism as a single mother in an era when men dominated the media. She went on to write more than a dozen books, including in-depth biographies of figures like Hillary Clinton and Mikhail Gorbachev, and broke new...
Gubernatorial Candidate Forum
Tune in for a special candidate forum edition of the State Capitol Report. Joy Cardin talks with three of the four contenders seeking the governorship of Wisconsin about why they say they deserve your vote. Note: Gov. Walker declined our invitation,...
September 2014 Open Line
It's time for our September open line! What do you want to hear on future episodes of the show? Joy Cardin invites you to weigh in with suggestions for topics, guests, and features. Call, email, or share your ideas on one of our social media pages.
Home Depot Breach, Life Insurance And Finding The Best Cellular Service
More than 280,000 credit and debit card numbers were reportedly stolen from Home Depot stores in Wisconsin and put up for sale on the black market . In this week’s On Your Money, financial planner Kevin McKinley has advice on what customers should do...
Week In Review: Holder Resigning, Airstrikes In Syria, Future of 'John...
Eric Holder says he is stepping down from his post as United States attorney general . In the Week in Review, Joy Cardin’s guests of opposing perspectives discuss Holder’s legacy. Plus, they weigh in on the new airstrikes against terrorists in Syria ,...
Banned Books Week 2014
This week, libraries around the country celebrated Banned Books Week. Which books get challenged or banned , and why? Joy Cardin’s guest shares some of the common reasons and why he thinks there are better ways to deal with books we find objectionable.
It's Time For Wisconsin's Cranberry Harvest
Cranberry marshes around Wisconsin are turning red as harvest time begins for the berry. For Tell Joy Where To Go, Joy Cardin and her guest will discuss this year’s season, where you can go to see the harvest, and ways to use the state’s official...
How We Learn
How do we learn best? According to Joy Cardin’s guest, it sometimes starts with forgetting…or even falling asleep. He shares the latest research on how we learn, and why he thinks the old model of long, focused cramming sessions in a quiet room should...
John Doe Latest, Ads, Plagiarism Accusations And More
A federal appeals court has overturned a ruling that ended the John Doe investigation against Gov. Scott Walker and conservative groups . However, the probe is still effectively blocked due to a state judge’s ruling in January. This week on the...
Eye Doctor Addresses Your Vision Questions
An upcoming “Saving Sight” symposium will focus on two leading causes of blindness in America: macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease. Joy Cardin’s guest ophthalmologist discusses the latest treatments about those conditions, and answers your...
The Benefits Of Face-to-Face Interaction
Sharing time with someone we care about can do more than boost our moods; according to Joy Cardin’s guest, face-to-face interaction also bolsters our health, and could lengthen our lives. She talks to Joy about how this “ village effect ” works, and...
Big Question: How Worried Are You About IS Attacks In U.S.?
The Islamic State is urging Muslims to kill civilians of nations that are fighting against it. Joy Cardin invites you to weigh in on this week’s Big Question: How worried are you about the threats posed by IS against United States citizens? Plus, her...
The Comeback Of Indie Bookstores
Independent bookstores are making a comeback in the United States while the future of big chain stores appears murky at best. Joy Cardin’s guest columnist discusses what’s behind the rise of indie bookstores and how high they may go.
Speak Your Mind About Quality Of Care At Wisconsin's VA Hospitals
Wisconsin’s three Veterans Affairs hospitals will be holding town hall meetings this month on efforts to improve care for vets. Joy Cardin talks with a spokesman from the Madison VA Hospital about recent changes, including those designed to reduce...
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