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.
||Birders of Wisconsin||A recent report named Wisconsin second in the nation for the proportion of citizens who are birders. Joy Cardin talks with two Department of Natural Resources guests about why the state is so crazy about birds, plus advice for would-be birders.||3/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Two Takes On America's Role In Russia's Crimean Invasion||Russia effectively remains in control of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula as the standoff with the former Soviet republic continues. Joy Cardin’s first guest explains why he says President Obama’s policies laid the groundwork for Vladimir Putin’s actions. Her second guest says there’s nothing Obama could have done to stop Putin from trying to take back Ukraine.||3/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Decline in Hate Groups in the United States||A new report by the Southern Poverty Law Center indicates there has been a decline in hate groups in the United States. Joy Cardin’s guest discusses why there is still room for concern.||3/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Maple Syrup Time||The soon-to-be warming days are good news for maple syrup producers: the sap will soon start flowing. But modern syrup making is much bigger than the quaint image of traditional tapping. Joy Cardin's guest author talks about all things maple syrup, including how maple syrup production has changed and the risks of a changing climate.||3/5/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Big Question: Thumbs Up Or Down To Obama's '15 Budget?||President Obama’s proposed budget would raise taxes on the rich and cut them for the poor, reduce the size and pay of the military, and establish more Race to the Top grants. Joy Cardin and her guest political scientist analyze the $3.9 trillion package and invite you to weigh in on this week’s Big Question: Do you generally support or oppose Obama’s 2015 spending plan?||3/5/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Barbie is Unapologetic||Barbie’s appearance on the cover of Sports Illustrated marking the 50th Anniversary of the swimsuit edition is stirring up the familiar conversation that Barbie and Sports Illustrated objectify women. Joy’s guest will discuss why these two icons have come together.||3/5/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||On Your Money: All Questions Answered||Tune in for a special All Questions Answered edition of On Your Money! Joy Cardin and financial planner Kevin McKinley devote the hour to addressing your questions about saving for retirement, paying off the mortgage, refinancing your home, and more.||3/4/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sen. Johnson, Rep. Kind On Ukraine And Domestic Issues||Russia invades Ukraine, President Obama prepares his 2015 budget, disagreements linger over the minimum wage – they’re all hot issues in the nation’s capital. Joy Cardin talks with Republican Senator Ron Johnson and Democratic Congressman Ron Kind about these topics and more.||3/4/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Heart Disease & Women||Heart disease is the number one killer of women and the risk factors and symptoms are different for women as well. Joy’s guests will discuss how women can keep their hearts healthy.||3/4/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Coconut Oil is Good for You||Coconut oil has had a bad rap for years, with nutritionists citing its high saturated fat content as a reason to stay away. Now, some are saying it's not only not bad for you...but actually one of the healthiest fats you can consume. Joy Cardin discusses with a guest who says coconut oil can boost heart health, help you lose weight, and nurture dry skin and hair.||3/3/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Threshold Singers||The Threshold Singers of Madison sing to people who are seriously ill, dying or grieving. They sing at bedsides in homes, hospitals, hospice centers, or care facilities. Three of the Threshold singers share with Joy Cardin their volition to bring comfort to those who are suffering.||1/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|