Cathy Wegner

CathyIt continues to be a new and interesting broadcasting ride for Cathy, that has come full circle here at Easy 101/Country 107-3.

Born and raised in Ingersoll in a big family among 5 brothers, Cathy landed her first full-time radio job here as fledgling news reporter.

It wasn't long before Cathy's career forayed into television, where she worked for more than 15 years as a successful anchor, host, reporter and producer. Her stops include tv stations in Wingham, Pembroke, Edmonton , Ottawa and Hamilton . Most recently, Cathy could be seen co-hosting CHCH Hamilton's Morning Live.

Finally saying a fond goodbye to broadcast news and moving back to our area to be closer to family and home, Cathy accepted an opportunity to add a new dimension to her broadcasting career as an on air personality with us. Cathy can be heard on both Country 107.3 and Easy 101. She is really enjoying this new role. She says her listeners are like friends "Its great to just talk and share with them."

In her spare time, Cathy loves spending time with her husband and her dog, traveling, watching movies, trying new cookie recipes, painting, skiing and catching live music.


Love a nap? Some tips that may improve your daytime z-z-z-z.....

Monday, 09 July 2018 14:31 Cathy Wegner
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Naps are hip. There's been a shift in the culture, and suddenly there's a new emphasis on making sure we get enough sleep...including naps... for the sake of our health and well being. The latest scientific evidence shows that napping can not only reduce drowsiness, but help our immune systems, cut our risk for cardiovascular disease, improve performance, productivity, creativity, memory, and mood.

These tips are from Philip Gehrman, PhD, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, and Women's Day.

Nap time
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    1. Keep it to time. A nap that lasts between 15 to 30 minutes will give you a boost. If you're feeling mentally blocked opt for a 90 minute nap (which covers a full sleep cycle).
    2. Don't take part in too much physical activity before a nap. Exercise, for example can stimulate the brain, making sleep more difficult.
    3. If you can, get in a nap around the same time of day. Once you've done it a while, it's amazing how your body will train itself to expect a nap, even if you just partake on weekends.
    4. Make sure you're really comfortable. If you nap on the sofa, will you really be comfortable enough to achieve full rest? If there's too much light, sound, or if the couch is in anyway less that comfy, go find a spot that makes you feel snug and cozy.
    5. If you can't nap? Don't sweat it. 50 percent of people just don't get any benefit from naps in alertness and/or productivity. It's just the way it is. Maybe you're just well rested.

 

 

 

Super tasty Asian dinner with ingredients that you likely have on hand

Wednesday, 04 July 2018 13:56 Cathy Wegner
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You've got to love a recipe that comes together quickly, is healthy, and makes no compromise on taste. In fact, this one is really delicious. It hits the spot when you are craving flavourful Asian take out. I usually have most of the ingredients around, and they are inexpensive to buy. I keep cooked rice in the freezer so that eliminates one of the tasks with this recipe. And, I will often add a couple of handfuls of chopped cabbage and fry it with the beef, for an addition of some vegetables and added fibre. It's also budget friendly! If you are a vegetarian, you could swap out the beef for another form of protein like tofu or tempeh.

Quick Korean Beef Bowls
(adapted from Taste of Home)

Korean Beef

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar (I often use less)
  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 knob ginger (about and inch) grated, or about ¼ teaspoon of ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper, or to taste (optional)
  • 2 cups hot cooked white or brown rice
  • sliced green onions and sesame seeds for garnish

Instructions

In a large skillet fry ground beef, breaking it into crumbles over medium heat until no longer pink. Add garlic and fry until garlic is fragrant, about one minute.

In a small bowl whisk brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, red pepper flakes and pepper. Pour over the ground beef and let simmer for another minute or two.

Serve over hot rice and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.

Mmmmmmmm....................

 

 

 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 04 July 2018 14:04 )
 

Would you like to see changes to the typical Canadian work week?

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 15:14 Cathy Wegner
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A new survey from Angus Reid shows that 68 percent of Canadians are on board with the idea of working four 10-hour shifts per week, in place of five eight-hour days. And that's a change from a few decades ago. The concept wasn't as popular when we were asked in almost 40 years ago, when a Gallup Canada poll found that 43 percent were into it.

Dissolve
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Another work model pollsters asked about was the concept of reducing the number of hours worked weekly from 40 to 30. 47 per cent said they thought it would be a good idea, 31 per cent said it was bad idea, and 22 per cent were undecided. And how people answered appeared to coincide with their politicial affiliation. Voters who lean to the left liked the 30 hour week, at 55 per cent for Liberals and 51 per cent for NDP'ers. The idea only got 35 percent support among Conservative supporters.

 

 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 June 2018 15:20 )
 

You already knew this, now research backs it up...

Monday, 04 June 2018 16:14 Cathy Wegner
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Music can make your heart happy.. and healthy. The first part, anyway isn't really news to anyone who's listened to a song they adore. But doctors looked into this at the University of Maryland Medical Centre.

 Music can make your heart happy
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They took ten men and women and had them spend time listening to music of their choosing. The first half an hour they listening to music they enjoyed, and another half hour they listened to songs that produced anxiety. This, while their blood vessel function was measured. Blood vessel diameter expanded 26% when the volunteers listened to their favorite music, but narrowed by 6% while listening to music that caused anxiety. A wider vessel means blood flows more smoothly with less likelihood of heart attack or stroke. One doctor involved in the research said the results point to another preventative strategy that we may incorporate in our daily lives to promote heart health.

Could music also be considered medicine? It would seem so.

 

 

 

 

Inspiring speech, Janet..

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 13:38 Cathy Wegner
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Janet Jackson picked up her Billboard Icon Award, at the Billboard Awards ceremony this past Sunday night. They've only been handing them out for a few years. Past recipients are Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, Cher, and now, Janet Jackson.

Janet Jackson
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It was her first television performance in almost 9 years. A lot happned to her in that time. She married, and separated from her third husband, and became a mom. And if you saw the show you could see where she just picked up where she left off.

Here's just some of her powerful speech:

"I believe that for all the challenges -- for all our challenges -- we live at a glorious moment in history. It's a moment when, at long last, women have made it clear that we will no longer be controlled, manipulated or abused. I stand with those women and with those men equally outraged by discrimination who support us in heart and mind,"

"This is also a moment when our public discourse is loud and harsh,"

"Everything we lack, God has in abundance -- compassion, sensitivity, patience and a boundless love, so again I want to thank all of you for this honor and I thank God for giving me the precious energy that lets me live my life as an artist who every single day seeks to expand my capacity to love."

 

 

 

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