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12:20 pm
Mon December 22, 2008

Life's Voices : Gloria Wright

Gloria Wright and her husband Bruce

Throughout the year, we meet people who are making the community a better place and inspiring others. This time of year, we invite them to share their stories and what they've learned about life. We visit with 74-year-old Gloria Wright, one of those "behind the scenes" people who's had her hand in a lot of causes in Milwaukee.

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Regional
10:15 am
Mon December 22, 2008

Tradition Lives On Through Family Bakery

Rosa at work

For some of us, the holiday season means a blending of traditions from various cultures, some borrowed, some our own.   We visited a bakery on the city’s south side where the owners’ Italian heritage fills the air.

Buon giorno!

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Arts & Culture
7:22 am
Thu November 27, 2008

A Father's Story

In 2008 David Issay, creator of StoryCorps, proposed a National Day of Listening. He challenged people to StoryCorps into the home and capture family stories.

WUWM's Susan Bence sat down with her dad, Stan Bence, just before he celebrated his 90th birthday.

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Education
6:17 pm
Mon November 24, 2008

Baby Experiment Fights Teen Pregnancy

Hallie at school with RealCare® Baby
Ann-Elise Henzl

There are lots of ways parents -- and sometimes schools -- try to prevent teen pregnancy. They may suggest abstinence or the use of condoms. But some people argue the best way to get through to teens is to give them a taste of what it's like to be young parent.

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Project Milwaukee
11:33 am
Wed November 19, 2008

Wise Today, Well Tomorrow? Live Remote Broadcast

Live Remote Broadcast - Morning Edition

WUWM's Project Milwaukee: Wise Today, Well Tomorrow? live remote broadcast was held on Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 at Cudahy's Irish Pub at The Pabst Theater.

WUWM invited listeners to the live broadcast of Project Milwaukee to watch live interviews about aging and wellness and meet the WUWM staff.

Morning host, Bob Bach anchored WUWM's local broadcast of NPR's Morning Edition and conducted interviews with two experts. And, WUWM's Lake Effect program was broadcast live.

Project Milwaukee
11:21 am
Wed November 19, 2008

Living Longer but Less Healthy

Dr. Edith Burns is an associate professor of medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology. She is also the Director of Ambulatory Geriatrics at the Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Milwaukee, as well as the Program Director for the Medicine-Geriatrics Combined Residency Program in partnership with the Reynolds Foundation Initiatives in Geriatrics Education. Her research interests include immunology and aging.

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Project Milwaukee
11:12 am
Wed November 19, 2008

Researching the Internet to Research Wellness

Lori Kuban is an inspirational speaker, educator, and consultant. She is also a brain cancer survivor, which she was diagnosed with in December 2006. Kuban lives in Waukesha with her husband and two children. You can read her story here.

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Project Milwaukee
11:10 am
Wed November 19, 2008

Training Doctors to Treat Older Patients

Dr. Edmund Duthie, Jr. is currently Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Geriatrics/Gerontology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He also holds the position of Section Leader of Geriatric Medicine at the Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

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Project Milwaukee
11:00 am
Wed November 19, 2008

At 80 or 90, Life is What You Make of It

Doctors say social connectedness is crucial for healthy living past 80.

Today, as part of our Project Milwaukee series on aging and wellness, we focus on the fastest growing segment of older adults in Milwaukee County – people in their 80s. For that population, life can be filled with financial and health challenges - or not. Many 80- and 90-year-olds are quite healthy and active. As WUWM’s Erin Toner heard from some octogenarians, life is what you make of it.

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Project Milwaukee
10:59 am
Wed November 19, 2008

County Looks to Expand Services for Older Adults

Stephanie Sue Stein talks with Bob Bach. Ann-Elise Henzl, Project Milwaukee Executive Producer, in background.

The Director of the Milwaukee County Department on Aging, Stephanie Stein, says the community is a national leader in programs and services for older adults.

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