Thursday, September 18, 2014, 9:00pm
Damage from invasive species cost the United States more than $120 billion each year, and are reported to threaten the survival of more than 400 endangered species. In Wisconsin, ecologists have their eyes on zebra mussels, Asian carp, Emerald Ash Borer, and others. But is every invasive species as bad as we make it out to be? Joy Cardin’s guest says zebra mussels actually benefit bodies of water, for example, and scientists should do more research before demonizing a newly introduced species.
Friday, September 19, 2014, 8:00am
Sunday, September 21, 2014, 7:00am
After just a couple of days since being unveiled, Apple has taken more than 4 million pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, a new pre-order record for the company. In this week’s On Your Money, Joy Cardin and financial planner Kevin McKinley discuss whether it’s worth upgrading to the new devices. Plus, he has advice on whether to file taxes married jointly or separately, who needs life insurance the most and how much, and answers to your personal finance questions.
Monday, September 22, 2014, 8:00am
Mental health isn’t just an adult issue; approximately four million children and adolescents nationwide suffer from a serious mental disorder. These children drop out of school at a higher rate than any other disability group, but only a fraction are identified and receive needed mental health services. What fixes can we make to how we help children with mental illness? Joy Cardin talks to a guest author, herself the mother of a bipolar son, about the problems and possible solutions of children’s mental health.