The Joy Cardin Show
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Every weekday from 6 to 9 a.m. on the Ideas Network stations, listeners can hear Joy Cardin talking with a wide variety of guests about issues that matter -- from politics to popular culture. Joy's producers Bill Martens, Robyn Cherry, and Christie Taylor look for knowledgeable guests from different perspectives on state, national and international news and lifestyle topics like healthy living, travel and recreation.
||Big Question: Any Room For Political Moderates?||In his retirement statement, state Sen. Mike Ellis said that “compromise is not valued in today’s Capitol environment” and that he doesn’t “fit in” anymore. Fellow Sens. Tim Cullen, Bob Jauch and Dale Schultz have made similar comments about their pending retirements. Joy Cardin’s guest says it’s a tough time to be a political moderate, but that centrists will have their day in the sun again. Plus, weigh in on this week’s Big Question: How concerned are you that moderates are being squeezed out of today’s political debates?||4/16/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||National Urban League Annual Report "The State of Black America"||The National Urban League released its annual report titled “The State of Black America." Joy Cardin’s guest discusses the issues in this report.||4/16/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||On Your Money: Tax-Time Edition||Tune in for a special taxes edition of On Your Money! Joy Cardin and financial planner Kevin McKinley explain how much Americans pay each year in taxes, debunk tax myths, how to lower your tax burden, and whether it’s truly good to get a tax refund.||4/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||What Now For Obamacare?||Republicans are revving up the fight over Obamacare following the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Joy Cardin’s guest political scientist – who worked for Sebelius when she was the governor of Kansas – discusses the election-year politics of the health care law, and why he says Sylvia Mathews Burwell is an “interesting, low-key choice” to replace Sebelius.||4/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Protecting the white deer and Tundra Swan from being harvested.||The white deer and Tundra Swan population is in danger of being harvested in Wisconsin. Joy Cardin’s guest discusses how this could affect the diversity of wildlife in the state.||4/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Narcissism May Be More Complex Than Originally Thought||When we think of egotism and conceit, the word narcissism most often comes to mind. Joy Cardin’s guest discusses why narcissism can be more complex than it appears.||4/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||State Capitol Report: Voucher Schools Vs. Public Schools||A recent Department of Public Instruction report shows that students attending public schools outperformed those in voucher schools on state reading and math tests. Joy Cardin’s guest education analyst discusses the results and how they may affect the debate over whether to expand Wisconsin’s voucher school program.||4/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||State Capitol Report: Sen. Ellis Drops Reelection Bid||Republican State Senator Mike Ellis is not seeking reelection this fall. The announcement came after a conservative group released a video in which Ellis floated the idea of raising money for a super PAC to attack his Democratic opponent. In the State Capitol Report, Joy Cardin's guest political scientist discusses the weight of the situation and what it says about the state of Wisconsin politics.||4/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Harmful Drugs for Women||There is a long line of medical products that are harmful to women and Joy Cardin’s guest discusses what these items are.||4/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Enjoying the Upcoming Lunar Eclipse||North Americans will be able to enjoy a total lunar eclipse late Monday night and early Tuesday morning—the first of a rare series of four total eclipses called a tetrad. Joy Cardin and her guest astronomy expert talk about eclipse viewing, eclipse science, and other highlights in the April night sky.||4/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Week In Review: Ellis Video, Assembly Retirements, Walker-Burke Poll, And More||Republican State Sen. Mike Ellis insists he's done nothing illegal following the recent release of a hidden-camera video. In the Week in Review, Joy Cardin's guests discuss Ellis' comments about raising money for a super PAC to attack his Democratic opponent. Plus, they weigh in on more state Assembly members calling it quits, a new poll showing Gov. Walker with a big lead over Mary Burke, and other top national and state political stories.||4/11/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||A Look At Wisconsin's Polarized Politics||Wisconsin has become a highly-polarized state over the years with many contentious issues dividing residents. Joy Cardin and her guest political scientist take a look at what past Wisconsin Surveys from Wisconsin Public Radio and St. Norbert College suggest about the situation.||4/11/14||Free||View In iTunes|