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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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January 22, 2022
Adoptee Reunions, Pressures on Girls Like Never Before & a National Blood Crisis
Modern technology such as DNA tests and online genealogy databases can change lives in dramatic ways. Many adoptees now have the means to locate long-lost parents and siblings. Sometimes the reunions are joyful; other times not so much. We'll talk with an adoptee to learn about the emotional landmines that sometimes accompany attempted reunions. Then, growing up today as a teenage girl is fraught with challenges, including more stress and pressure than ever before. We'll talk with an expert who says eight hours per day of social media exposure has had a profound effect on girls, one that parents can scarcely relate to. And, the American Red Cross has declared a national blood crisis for the first time in its history. A top expert outlines the reasons behind this urgent problem and how you can help.
 
January 15, 2022
The Pandemic's Effect on Hoarding and Youth Sports
Mental disorder symptoms have emerged or worsened for many people during the pandemic. Lockdowns and supply chain issues have also led to hoarding behavior. An expert explains what constitutes normal behavior in an abnormal time. Then, team sports have been a tradition for American kids, but COVID 19 worries and other factors have reduced the number of participants, impacting kids' health, fitness and academic performance. And automated external defibrillators might be increasingly available for use in the event of a cardiac arrest, but a recent study found that they aren't being used nearly as much as they should be.
 
January 08, 2022
Women's Competitiveness & Fixing Your Finances
A researcher studying America's gender wage gap examined the recent theory that women may be less competitive than men, with some fascinating findings. Then, can you use help managing your money? An author and former financial adviser joins us with tips to avoid money mistakes and dig yourself out of debt. And, recent research found that boys who participated in sports in early ages had less depression and anxiety in mid childhood.
 
January 01, 2022
Reforming Juvenile Delinquents
Recent research reveals ways to help juvenile delinquents steer clear of crime and jail time. We talk to the author of the research study. Then, can one minute of intense exercise really make a difference in your overall health? The answer to that question may surprise you.
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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.