Week In Review01/23/15
Gov. Scott Walker is proceeding with a plan to bar drug users from getting food stamps or jobless benefits. In the Week in Review, Joy Cardin's guests discuss Walker's latest budget announcement. Plus, they weigh in on whether Wisconsin's interstate...
Why Some People Love Extreme Environments
Astronauts, cave divers, BASE jumpers, and even Antarctic scientists are people who endure isolation, cold, pain, danger, and lengthy monotony in the pursuit of their goals, and many even thrive in these harsh environments. But not everyone is a fan...
Tell Joy Where To Go: Winter Camping
Don’t let the winter weather get you down. If you’re looking to get out of the house, a winter camping trip might be just what you need. Joy Cardin speaks to an expert who says winter camping is a unique way to visit your favorite state parks.
Does Altruism Exist?
Do we do nice things because we’re nice, or because we’ll get something out of it in the long run? Joy Cardin talks to a guest biologist who says despite theories to the contrary, we’ve evolved to be selfless—and without altruism, our society could...
A Look At GOP Presidential Politics Ahead Of Iowa Conference
Several potential Republican presidential candidates, including Gov. Scott Walker, will attend a key meeting in Iowa this weekend. Joy Cardin’s guest political expert from the Hawkeye State looks at recent polling, campaign issues and other...
The Benefits And Importance Of Handwriting
In this world of text messaging and email, is there still a place for the hand-written letter? Joy Cardin speaks with an author who says letter writing and journaling benefit us all.
The Struggle To Save The Last Wild Tigers
Tigers are considered the "king of the jungle," yet their survival in the wild is in grave danger. Joy Cardin's guest discusses the insatiable demand for tiger bones and other products, and what's being done to try to save the last remaining wild...
Big Question: What Is The State Of The Union?
Our coverage of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union continues with Joy Cardin and her guests of opposing political perspectives. They discuss Obama’s proposals on raising taxes, broadband Internet access, terrorism and more. Plus, they invite...
Analyzing President Obama's State Of The Union Address
Join Joy Cardin for a discussion of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. Her guest political scientist looks at Obama’s proposals, including tax increases, cybersecurity and paid family leave, and the Republican Party’s response.
Tax Identity Theft, Credit Ratings, Financial Aid And More
Imagine filing your tax return only to discover that somebody already filed under your name. In this week’s On Your Money, Kevin McKinley shares tips on how to protect yourself from tax identity theft. Plus, he explains how one’s credit rating may...
Previewing Obama's Call For Broadband Internet
President Barack Obama will make the case for greater access to high-speed Internet. Joy Cardin and her guest telecommunications expert discuss a focus of Obama’s State of the Union address, why it’s being called an economic necessity and how it may...
January Open Line
Joy Cardin hosts our monthly open line where we ask you to share your ideas for upcoming topics and guests.
How "Selma" Depicts The Human Side of MLK
Until “Selma” was released late last year, Martin Luther King, Jr. had never been at the focus of a major Hollywood movie. On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Joy Cardin and her guest history professor examine how the film portrays King’s voice,...
State Capitol Report: Sen. Olsen On Republicans' School Accountability...
Failing public schools would not be forced to become charter schools under a Senate Republican bill. The legislation would also create multiple boards to oversee public, private and charter schools. As the State Capitol Report continues, Joy Cardin...
State Capitol Report: Legislative Issues, State Of The State, And 2016
School accountability, the Supreme Court chief justice and the Government Accountability Board are hot topics in Madison. In the State Capitol Report, Joy Cardin and WPR’s state government reporter Shawn Johnson recap the latest action in the state...
Examining The Impact Of The Soda Tax
Berkeley, California recently passed a so-called “soda tax," making it the first city in the country to add a one-cent-per-ounce tax on soft drinks. Joy Cardin talks to a professor who recently conducted research on the economic and health impacts of...
More Money And Less Weight, Financial Aid And Warming Up Your Vehicle
Those who vowed to save money in 2015 may want to look at a more practical way of paying for things. In this week’s On Your Money, financial planner Kevin McKinley explains to Joy Cardin how a certain approach can make you richer – and in some cases,...
Week In Review: State Of The State, Democratic Party Chair Steps Down...
In his fifth State of the State address, Gov. Scott Walker called for a school accountability bill, a merger of state agencies and a lawsuit against proposed federal energy regulations . In the Week in Review, Joy Cardin’s guests weigh in on those...
Obama Pushes For More Paid Leave For Workers
President Barack Obama is calling on state and local governments to let workers earn up to a week of paid sick time each year. He’s also asking Congress for $2 billion to help states create paid family and medical leave programs. Joy Cardin’s guest...
Tell Joy Where To Bowl
Are you an expert bowler? How about just an avid bowler? Or how about someone just looking for something fun to do this weekend? In this week's Tell Joy Where To Go, Joy Cardin and her guest talk about where to bowl around the state for enthusiasts...
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