Heads up all you lovers and heart breakers… the Valentine’s edition of Health Writers has finally been posted! Join Health Writer Mary Moyer and Dr Bjarne Holmes for their annual check-in on the state of love and relationships in these modern times.
To listen to our February 13th broadcast, click on the player below.
Health Writer Chris Lang interviews Rep. Chris Taylor, cosponsor of Senate Bill 371, aka the Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act. The bill provides that the Wisconsin Legislature enact legislation allowing residents with debilitating medical conditions to acquire and possess marijuana for medical purposes if supported by their physician.
To listen to our January 23rd broadcast, click on the player below.
Health Writer Mary Moyer discusses the latest issues and news related to antibiotics with Dr Warren Rose from the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy. The discussion covers the overuse of antibiotics, the problem of drug resistance, the lack of development of new antibiotics, effectiveness of products containing antibacterial ingredients, and more!
To listen to our January 9th broadcast, click on the player below.
As a global battle wages over import and labelling standards for genetically modified crops, Health Writer Chris Lang talks to experts from the fields of science and advocacy to help WORT listeners make informed food choices for the holiday and beyond. Guests include Shawn Conley and Joe Lauer from the UW School of Agronomy, Shireen Karimi, GMO Inside Campaign Coordinator for Green America, and John Peck, Executive Director of Family Farm Defenders.
To listen to our December 12th broadcast, click on the player below.
Health Writers welcomes Shane Varney, a former race car driver and currently an instructor for Driver’s Edge, a non-profit organization and public charity dedicated to one simple thing – teaching young drivers what’s not being taught in traditional driver’s education. Shane
discusses the difference between learning the rules of the road and learning how to operate a vehicle under emergency driving situations. The program is hosted by Steve Blank and features short comedy excerpts from George Carlin and Bob Newhart routines about driving.
To listen to our November 28th broadcast, click on the player below.
David Lohrentz, co-owner of Madison Sourdough, joins Health Writer Mary Moyer to discuss the advantages of cultivating and baking with heirloom wheats, as opposed to the dwarf varieties of wheat so common in the majority of today’s foods containing wheat.
To listen to our November 14th broadcast, click on the player below.
Independent journalist and longtime social worker Helen Redmond joins Health Writers Steve Blank and Mary Moyer to discuss the shortcomings of the Affordable Care Act. In spite of some welcome reforms, many barriers to accessible health care remain wedged in place. Helen provides perspective by answering these crucial questions:
Should we be satisfied with a system designed to leave 30 million Americans uninsured even when fully implemented in 2019?
Should we be using public money to subsidize private health insurance corporations instead of using it to create socialized public health care?
Is the Affordable Care Act really a step toward single payer, as Harry Reid suggested in August? Or is the mandate to purchase private health insurance a step away from single payer?
How do we get to single payer from here?
To listen to our October 24th broadcast, please click the player below.