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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.
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October 01, 2022
Rising Credit Card Debt & How Many Friends Do You Have?
Are you carrying a balance on your credit card? About half of U. S. consumers are, and that means these card holders face higher costs due to inflation. We have tips to help you pay down debt and consolidate balances. Then, many people--especially men--have a limited number of friends. An expert says friendships are vital and shares ways to improve the number and quality of friends. And, when veterans leave the military, they may struggle with the transition to higher education or a new career. A researcher says there is assistance available and shares helpful advice.
 
September 24, 2022
Escaping Domestic Abuse & Frightening Facts About Online Reviews
A victim of domestic violence, who survived and later thrived with her own successful business, says survivors of domestic abuse should not let the experience define them. She'll share her inspiring story and offer advice to those struggling to escape abusive situations. Then, those online product reviews-- can they be trusted? A researcher says there are an astounding number of fake reviews on websites...so buyer beware! And the pandemic lockdowns greatly affected schools and students, causing learning losses that may take years to overcome. We'll talk to an expert who found that math scores took the biggest hit.
 
September 17, 2022
Supporting Organ Donor Families & A New Approach to Weight Loss
Tens of thousands of organ or tissue transplants occur each year in America. Behind each organ donation is a family reeling over sudden grief and loss. We'll hear from a woman who lost her teenage daughter to tragedy, but found new meaning by starting a foundation to support other donor families. Then, how effective is a self-guided approach to weight loss? Recent research says it can make a difference. And, an alarming number of American teens tried vaping last year. We'll hear about a disturbing study that examined what users are breathing in when they vape.
 
September 10, 2022
Those Teens and Their Phones & How To Organize Everything You Read/See/Think!
What are teenagers actually doing on their smartphones? One researcher says contrary to what many adults think, teens are not simply addicted to their screens--they're actually navigating a networked world. Then, just about everyone has a digital life, but how many of us are digitally organized and can find information when we need it? And millions of Americans share their homes with a dog, a cat or both! While the pets may be lovable, the indoor allergens and pollutants they generate can cause problems. A hygiene specialist has some helpful advice.
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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.