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Host : Chris Witting
INFOTRAK is an award-winning, highly produced interview program. Guests include nationally recognized experts and leaders, interviewed every week here on TalkZone. Unlike other issue-oriented programs, INFOTRAK strives to present unbiased, factual, timely information that you can use. There's no religious, corporate, political, or other agenda. Each week's INFOTRAK contains interviews on important topics that impact the lives of many of our listeners.
Upcoming Episodes
May 21, 2022
Reading to Aid Abused Children & the Effect of Noise on Your Heart
Many parents know that reading aloud to their children can help their development. But recent research shows that reading aloud can also triple a child's resilience at school, particularly those kids who have suffered maltreatment or neglect. Then, living in a noisy environment can be irritating, but it can also impact your health--even increasing the odds of having a heart attack or stroke. And, although the Social Security trust fund is projected to run short of funds beginning in 2034, we'll talk to an expert who is confident in the program's future.
Recent Episodes
May 15, 2022
Wise Advice on Decluttering & Keeping Kids Out of Foster Care
Many Americans would like to downsize or simply get rid of the clutter that surrounds them and in some cases limits their progress in life. If you're ready to bust the clutter, a decluttering and downsizing expert has advice for you. Then, a research study found a program to help families at risk for child maltreatment has successfully kept kids out of foster care. And, if you sometimes feel lonely or have negative thoughts, a recent study reveals a proven way to be more positive and feel less lonely.
May 07, 2022
An Alarming Drop in US Life Expectancy & Smart Ways for You to Start Building Your Savings
A recent medical study had disturbing findings: life expectancy for Americans is dropping, and our nation had the worst results among over 20 high income countries. What are the the reasons? Then, a financial expert shares tips on how you can start saving money and build wealth. His advice? Just buy now! And, we'll look at the effectiveness of a US National Parks program called "Every Kid Outdoors," which gives families with fourth graders free access to national parks for one year.
April 30, 2022
Inmate Education & Sleepless Teens
Many prison inmates can get vocational training and other forms of education behind bars. But after serving their sentence, those prison credentials can limit their chances with employers. Then, an expert says only 10% of today's teens get enough sleep, thanks to omnipresent screens, academic overload, night owl biology and early school start times. And, a recent Veterans Administration study found that rural veterans with mental-health issues were likelier to get online treatment after receiving iPads.
April 23, 2022
Overcoming Alcohol Addiction
When does alcohol become an addiction? How can we control the psychological and social pressures that lead to overdrinking? We'll hear from someone who beat her addiction. Then, most public infrastructure projects seem to take forever, and cost way too much. A top expert explains why, and shares some ideas to make things more cost effective.
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The InfoTrak team includes host Chris Witting and a team of award-winning reporters. Their interviews cover a variety of important issues in each show. The show's announcer is legendary broadcaster Charlie Van Dyke.