Pope Francis, Reformer12/24/14
In the nearly two years since he was elected Pope of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has ignited admiration and fascination with his messages of mercy and service to the poor. He was also the first Pope to pose for a selfie, has over 14 million...
Big Question: Should 'The Interview' Be Released?
According to Sony, “The Interview” will now be shown to a “limited” theatrical audience on Christmas Day. Joy Cardin’s guest political scientist discusses the scramble that led to the anti-North Korea film’s release – including the cyber attack...
Wisconsin and the Tom & Jerry (And Other Winter Beverages)
If the Midwest, and especially Wisconsin, has a quintessential holiday beverage, the Tom Jerry is it. Joy Cardin will talk to a bartender about the history of the beverage , why it’s so beloved, and how the craft cocktail movement plays a role in the...
Why Winter Is A Good Time To Sell A House
Contrary to common belief, winter can be a great time to sell a home. In this special housing edition of On Your Money, Joy Cardin’s guest realtor explains the advantages of listing during the holidays and early in the year. Plus, she discusses what...
A Look At The Milwaukee Police Shooting Ruling
Former Milwaukee police officer Christopher Manney will not face charges in the April shooting death of Dontre Hamilton, an African American man. The decision triggered another round of protests from people who want to see Manney charged—after more...
A Look At The Past - And Future - Of U.S.-Cuba Relations
Cuban president Raul Castro says the United States must respect his country’s communist rule. It’s one of the latest storylines since President Barack Obama announced last week the beginning of normalized relations with Cuba. Joy Cardin’s guest...
Why 'Culture' Is Merriam-Webster's 2014 Word Of The Year
“ Culture” is the beliefs, customs, and arts of a particular society, group, place, or time. It’s also Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2014 . Joy Cardin talks with the dictionary’s editor-at-large about what made “culture” such an important...
Slow Cooking For The Holidays
The holidays are here, and many households are cooking extra this week in preparation for Christmas gatherings. How can a crockpot help you make the most of your time and energy? Joy Cardin talks to a guest expert about saving time with slow cookers,...
State Capitol Report: Holiday Gifts For Wisconsin's Politicians
The State Capitol Report continues when Joy Cardin’s guest columnist hands out his Christmas gifts for Gov. Scott Walker, the Wisconsin Legislature, and other politicians and newsmakers.
State Capitol Report: GOP Sen. Dale Schultz Rips Party's Agenda
Outgoing Republican State Senator Dale Schultz is saying goodbye to the Wisconsin Legislature, but not without taking a few shots at his party’s agenda. In the State Capitol Report, Joy Cardin talks with Schultz about the direction the state is moving...
Putting An End To Drunken Driving
Nationwide, drunk driving fatalities declined in 2013 from the previous year, but the number still is more than 10,000. Joy Cardin will talk to a guest from Mothers Against Drunk Driving about how even though the decline is something to be grateful...
Education Loans, Year-End Money Moves, Online Shopping Tips
Financial planner Kevin McKinley joins Joy Cardin for the last time in 2014. In this week’s On Your Money, they discuss which education loans to repay first, year-end money moves and last-minute online shopping tips.
Week In Review: U.S.-Cuba Relations, GAB Reform, Right-To-Work, And More
The United States and Cuba have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations . In the Week in Review, Joy Cardin’s guests discuss the praises and criticisms of President Obama’s announcement. Plus, they weigh in on the future of the Government...
What's In Your Time Capsule?
What items would you put in a time capsule to represent 2014 to future historians? A recently-unearthed time capsule buried in 1795 by Paul Revere and then-Governor Sam Adams is thought to contain coins, newspapers, and other historic objects. Joy...
Tell Joy Where To Downhill Ski
Winter cold doesn’t mean an end to fun outside—it’s also skiing season. Joy Cardin talks to a guest from Wisconsin’s downhill ski industry about what slopes to hit and how to get started on the popular cold-weather pastime.
The Upside Of Materialism
Materialism has a bad rap in our culture -- and generally for a good reason, according to Joy Cardin's guest professor. But he also says there's an important difference between valuing possessions for status, and valuing them for how they enrich our...
A Look At The $1.1 Trillion Spending Package
President Barack Obama quietly signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill into law this week, averting a government shutdown. Joy Cardin’s guest economic policy expert discusses what’s in the package, the politics surrounding the deal and how future fiscal...
Dealing With Colds, The Flu, And other Seasonal Ailments
It’s the season of giving, but people aren’t just sharing gifts and joy - they’re passing along germs and illness, too. Joy Cardin will talk to a family medicine doctor about this year’s cold and flu season, how to get over a seasonal ailment, and...
How The Media Covers Race
In the wake of protests over the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two African-American men, what conversations are we having in television, radio, and print media about race in America? Are we having the right conversations? Joy Cardin's guest...
Big Question: Is It Time To Do Away With The GAB?
State Republicans are vowing to overhaul the Government Accountability Board after a recent audit detailed several failings . Republican State Representative Dean Knudson says GAB staff has “run amok” and that it’s time for major changes to be made ....
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