Volatile Stock Market, Roth 401(k)s, Hotel Fees, And More10/21/14
Financial planner Kevin McKinley is back for another edition of On Your Money! This week, he explains to Joy Cardin what’s going on behind the volatile stock market, the pros and cons of Roth 401(k)s, and keeping fees to a minimum on your next hotel...
Candidate Forums: Attorney General
Our series of candidate forums for the fall general elections continues with a look at the race for Wisconsin attorney general. Joy Cardin talks with WPR reporter Gilman Halsted about the latest happenings in the contest. Then, Republican candidate...
The Changing Face Of Civic Engagement
What does it mean to be civically engaged? According to the National Journal’s story “ Why Are Political Scientists Studying Ice Bucket Challenges ,” the idea is changing so fast that researchers are having trouble keeping up with it. Joy Cardin will...
Lessons From Bees
Honeybees perform the important task of pollenating not just flowers, but also crops like almonds and apples. But what happens when the world honeybee population collapses? Joy Cardin's guest bee expert talks about the fallout from Colony Collapse...
Candidate Forums: Lieutenant Governor
The State Capitol Report continues with the start of another round of candidate forums. Joy Cardin talks with the Democrat running for lieutenant governor, state senator John Lehman , about why he says Wisconsin needs new leadership at the top. Note:...
State Capitol Report: Breaking Down The Second Gubernatorial Debate
In the State Capitol Report, Joy Cardin and WPR reporter Chuck Quirmbach recap the second debate between Gov. Scott Walker and Mary Burke.
Exploring The History Of Slang
Slang is humanity at its most human. That's according to a lexicographer who will talk with Joy Cardin about slang's history and how it's in a constant state of reinvention.
Managing Wall Street's Turbulence, Unexpected Early Retirements And DIY...
It’s been a bumpy ride for Wall Street with a massive sell-off recently negating the Dow Jones’ gains for the year. In this special edition of On Your Money, Joy Cardin’s guest financial expert discusses how investors should manage the turbulence....
Week In Review: Walker And Burke Tied Ahead Of Final Debate, Ebola, And...
With less than three weeks until the election, Gov. Scott Walker and Mary Burke are tied at 47 percent , according to a new poll this week. In the Week in Review, Joy Cardin’s guests of opposing perspectives weigh in on various issues in the campaigns...
Can We Return To The Political Middle?
According to the author of the October Politico piece, " How to Save the Democratic Party From Itself ,” polarization dominates American politics and the midterm elections could make it worse. Joy Cardin will talk to the author about what needs to be...
Wisconsin Is Genuine
Wisconsin and its people are ‘humble yet proud, outgoing yet homebodies, (and) giving and kind without fanfare.’ That’s according to Joy Cardin’s guest, who will discuss her column, “ Wisconsin Unique In Being Genuine ’ and how the state’s way of...
The Paradox Of Generosity
Empirical evidence suggests that being generous and sacrificing will ultimately bring us more rewards in return. Yet, most Americans don’t practice generosity, according to Joy Cardin’s guest this hour. He explains the “paradox of generosity” and what...
Walker And Burke Remain Tied At 47 Percent In New Poll
Wisconsin’s gubernatorial race is in a dead heat! Gov. Scott Walker and Democrat Mary Burke are at 47 percent among likely voters, according to the latest Marquette University Law School poll. This week on the campaign trail, Joy Cardin talks with...
Is Purchasing, Drinking Raw Milk A Right?
Raw-milk advocates have sent appeals to the state’s supreme court, arguing that they have the right to purchase and drink raw milk. Joy Cardin and a food activist will discuss this, along with the political history of raw milk in Wisconsin.
A Look At American Conspiracy Theories
Conspiracy theories – like 9/11, JFK’s assassination and the moon landing – are driven by our own predispositions, according to Joy Cardin’s guest author . He discusses the causes of conspiracy theories and why people believe them, who benefits from...
Big Question: A Constitutional Amendment To Protect The Transportation...
Overshadowed by races for governor, attorney general and other offices, voters will decide whether to amend the state constitution to protect the transportation fund . Joy Cardin’s guests of opposing perspectives weigh in on this week’s Big Question:...
Moose In Wisconsin
Recent moose sightings in Dunn, Oneida, Barron and Eau Claire counties have us wondering what's attracting them to Wisconsin. A wildlife expert joins Joy Cardin to talk about moose in the Midwest.
Curbing The Spread Of Ebola In The U.S.
Joy Cardin’s guest Ebola expert says American hospitals lack the proper training to stop the disease from spreading. He also says the longer the virus spreads, the more likely airborne transmission will become. They discuss the latest developments...
100 Days Of Real Food
Are the “healthy” foods in your refrigerator and pantry actually healthy? Once Joy Cardin’s guest discovered that many of the food choices in her cupboard were highly processed, she put her family up to a challenge: 100 days of eating real food. She...
Mondays With Mike: October 2014 Edition
It’s a busy time at Wisconsin Public Radio with our fall membership drive, upcoming election coverage and some on-air specials. In this month’s edition of Mondays with Mike, Joy Cardin and WPR’s head honcho, Mike Crane, discuss the latest on WPR...
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