Lisa and Jeff Helmuth, along with their son Jack, join Health Writer Steve Blank to discuss the inspiring life of their son James, who recently passed away. James lived life to the fullest, was an excellent student and he loved and cared about people. His fervent love of sports was an overwhelming factor in the joy and growth he experienced in his brief life, and the Helmuth family has created the James Helmuth Memorial Fund to help low-income children join youth sports leagues.
Also joining the conversation is Meriel Rongstad, an organizer of the Middleton Basketball Club who was closely involved with James and the sports community. Meriel sheds wisdom on the positive, healthy roll that participation in organized sports plays in the lives of many young people, regardless of their abilities or talent.
To listen to our May 9th broadcast, click on the player below.
Health Writer Steve Blank interviews David LaLuzerne, owner of Herb TV Online, about Herbal Medicine. The interview includes discussions about differences between pharmaceutical and herbal medicine, misconceptions about herbal medicine, and “wildcrafting,” the art of finding herbal remedies in the natural landscape. Finally, Dave discusses this year’s HerbDay which will be celebrated at Olbrich Gardens in Madison on Sunday May 5, 2013. For more information on HerbDay, contact Dave at 512-9633 or email@example.com.
To listen to our April 25th broadcast, click on the player below.
Join host Mary Moyer and guest Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food & Water Watch and author of the book Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America. Her work examines the corporate consolidation and control over our food system and what it means for farmers and consumers. Next, Health Writer Steve Blank and guest Mitch Jones, Director of the Common Resources Program at Food & Water Watch, discuss the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and how it threatens food safety and food sovereignty in the United States and abroad by undermining the regulation of corporate food production.
To listen to our March 28 broadcast, click on the player below:
Health Writers Mary Moyer and Steve Blank discuss urban beekeeping in Madison with guests Nathan Clarke of Mad Urban Bees and Jeanne Hansen of the Dane County Beekeepers Association. Learn about everything from how urban beekeeping effects our agricultural system to the joys of beekeeping and the different tasting honeys being produced right here in Madison. Scroll down for contact information and to find out how you can become an urban beekeeper!
To listen to our March 14 broadcast, click on the player below:
Jeanne is offering classes on the following dates:
March 16: Second Step class – for those who have been beekeeping
March 23 and Apr 27: Beginners class
Health Writers Mary Moyer and Steve Blank are joined by Andy Czerkas and Meredith Evans McAllister of The River Food Pantry, a Madison pantry that serves about 600 families in Dane County every week. The discussion covers the growing need to support families in our region and the unique manner in which the pantry serves the community, including their new “Sweet Potato Project.” Also featured is a recording of Evan Murdock and the Imperfect Strangers performing their new song called (aprropriately) “Sweet Potatoes.”
To learn more, listen to our February 14th broadcast by clicking on the player below.
Join Health Writers for this year’s special Valentines Day broadcast with host Mary Moyer and her guest Bjarne Holmes. Their discussion centers on the myths and realities surrounding the art and science of love and relationships. Bjarne Holmes is associate professor and program director of the Psychology Department at Vermont’s Champlain College.
To listen to our February 14th broadcast, click on the player below.