Betsy Abramson, Deputy Director, Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging, shares the history, origins, definitions and examples of ageism in the United States. Abramson explores the language use that is commonly used to perpetuate ageism and offers recommendations to combat the stereotypes.
Sylvia Mackey, Co-Founder, John Mackey Fund, Inc., shares the story of her husband, John Mackey, a National Football League tight end, his battle with Frontal Temporal Dementia (FTD) and her advocacy work with football related illnesses.
Tom Hlavacek, Executive Director, Alzheimer's Association of SE Wisconsin, discusses the efforts underway to educate and transform communities to care for a growing population of people with dementia.
Sam Weller, Author, "The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury," delves into Ray Bradbury’s life and writings focusing on “Fahrenheit 451.” Weller, Bradbury’s official biographer, discusses Bradbury’s life and the cultural influences which culminated in the writing of the book.
Denis Kitchen, Cartoonist and Founder, Kitchen Sink Press, traces his journey as an underground cartoonist and a satirist.
Greg Richards, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, UW-Parkside, discusses the countless ways microbes help us thrive and survive. Beneficial microorganisms ferment foods such as cheese and yogurt, help with the digestive system by synthesizing vitamins and helping with the absorption of nutrients, and aid our immune systems to fight off diseases.