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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.
Recent Episodes
July 17, 2021
The COVID/Obesity Link & the Importance of Citizen Science
Recent research shows a strong connection between COVID 19 and obesity, especially in younger people. We'll talk with a researcher from the University of Oxford, who says one simple calculation can assess your risk of hospitalization or death. Then, citizen science has become a global force, as millions of amateurs contribute vast amounts of data on the natural world. But scientists have been reluctant to use the data. We'll talk with an expert who has devised a way to merge the professional and amateur data in order to answer important questions about our planet's biodiversity and how it is changing. And, nearly 90 percent of Americans believe it's important for families to gather each week for family meals. A recent study shows that positive results include healthier dining and better family relationships.
July 10, 2021
A Surprising Jump in Highway Deaths & Smart Advice for Medical Bills
Although there were far fewer vehicles on the road during the pandemic, traffic deaths in 2020 jumped over 7 percent. We'll learn why, and how can you stay safe as more Americans get back on the road. Then, health care in the U. S. is more expensive than ever. But can you fight the system and win. An expert says there are ways to reduce the cost. And, last year there was a double-digit percentage increase in reports of anxiety and depression symptoms, yet many struggling with these issues don't seek help. We'll get some wise advice from a man who has faced the same struggles and prevailed.
July 03, 2021
Suicidal Thoughts & A Surprising Group Is Targeted by Scammers
There's a disturbing trend among young people: A drastic rise in thoughts of suicide and self-harm. We'll hear from an expert who explains some of the possible reasons. Then, what age group is most likely to fall for telephone scams? If you guessed the elderly, guess again! We'll bring you the details.
June 26, 2021
Bridging the Racial Divide & A Surprising Tool to Fight Opioid Addiction
The racial divide in America appears to have expanded significantly in recent times. We'll hear from a civic leader and businessman who believes Americans can solve racial problems together. Then, opioid addiction is a widespread problem, but a recent study appears to show that a common low-cost supplement could greatly reduce opioid dependence and addiction. And, if a large long lasting power outage happened, how could you get emergency power for your family's survival? An expert discusses the most effective strategies.
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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.