Tara Madison
Tara Madison

Tara, a born entertainer, started shining her light in Connecticut, beginning her radio career in 1991. She's always looked at radio as her opportunity to spread the good word and bring people together. Tara has taken the experiences of her life to different communities in her home state, Pennsylvania, Florida, Indiana, Vermont (including upstate New York and Montreal), South Carolina and now to New Hampshire. Tara was brought to the granite state in 2016 after the sudden passing of her father. An advocate for women and children, Tara enjoys working with organizations like the American Heart Association, 'Go Red For Women,' the American Cancer Society, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, March For Babies, The Boys and Girls Club, and domestic violence / crisis centers. Tara is considered an inspiration to many, as a career woman, and a mother. She has been featured in articles about powerful women and enjoys being a motivational speaker for groups of all sizes. Tara is also a National Voice Over Artist and has a fairly good sized business recording automated voice mail systems for companies nationwide. Her primary job though, is as a wife and mother. Tara shares her life with her soulmate, Douglas. Together, they have 8 children; 7 boys and a little girl they welcomed in early 2016. Their home is complete with a dog, Tanner, and a cat, Whisky. Tara can be heard on three Binnie Media stations: 98.3 WLNH (Laconia), 98.7 The Bay, and Frank 106.3

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Fountain of Youth: How Going to Concerts Can Add Years to Your Life

Your favorite band is coming to town and you are stoked! You know every word to every song on every album and you sing them so loudly without a care in the world. That makes you happy, right? Yes, of course it does. Listening to your favorite music, especially live in concert, is good for your well-being. It's better for you than 20 minutes of yoga, or even walking your dog, according to a study conducted by researchers at Goldsmiths, University of London. In fact, it could add years to your life. Researchers gave 60 participants a psychometric test before performing one of three activities: Going to a music concert, taking a yoga class and walking their dog. They found that those who went to the concert had a 21 percent boost in mood, while those who took a yoga class only saw a 10 percent increase. Those who walked their dogs only had a rise of 7 in happiness. "Our research showcases the profound impact gigs have on feelings of health, happiness and well-being – with fortnightly or regular attendance being the key," said Patrick Fagan, an expert in behavioral science and associate lecturer at Goldsmith’s University in London. It seems silly to even have an actual study to find a link between listening to music and happiness. There have been many, including a couple in 2011 that were published in Nature Neuroscience and Psychology Today. The studies found that listening to music increased dopamine levels — a chemical that enhances mood. Need to add years to your life? Sign up for chance to win tickets to an upcoming concert in the area from one of our radio stations.

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Are Halloween Ice Cream Flavors of Blood Pudding and Chocolate Covered Crickets a Little Much?

If you love ice cream, you likely get all sorts of excited when a company comes out with a new flavor. Even if it's just vanilla mixed with something equally yummy. I thought when Jimmy Fallon hosted "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" and Ben & Jerry's came out with "Late Night Snack", featuring potato chip clusters, was a huge stretch. I have to say, though, I was pretty impressed. Well, just in time for Halloween, an ice cream chain on the west coast called Salt & Straw just created two new ice cream flavors. One that's made with BLOOD...and one that's made with INSECTS. The Dracula Blood Pudding flavor offers actual pig's blood with a "hint of chicken liver" mixed in with a spiced ice cream. Credit SaltandStraw.com The insect flavor uses chocolate-covered crickets and mealworms mixed into a green tea ice cream. DELICIOUS, am I right??? Credit SaltandStraw.com If you're dying to get your hands on these spooktacular pints, you'll have to wait until Friday. Not headed to the west coast? You're in luck; they deliver!

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Michelle Williams to Play Christa McAuliffe In New Movie Called ‘The Challenger’

January 28, 1986, a day that, if you were alive, you will never forget. Almost 33 years ago, millions of people across the Nation watched as Space Shuttle "Challenger" exploded 73 seconds after launching from Cape Canaveral, killing all seven on board. Christa McAuliffe was a social studies teacher at Concord High who was selected to join NASA’s Teacher in Space Project, and had been planning to conduct experiments and teach lessons from the Space Shuttle Challenger. McAuliffe spent a year training for the flight, becoming a national media favorite in the process thanks in large part to her enthusiasm for spaceflight and learning of all persuasions. A new movie named 'The Challenger' is in the works centered around the life of McAuliffe and it's been confirmed that Michelle Williams has won the part to play the beloved teacher. Williams has been nominated for Academy Awards for "Brokeback Mountain," "Blue Valentine," "My Week With Marilyn,” and “Manchester by the Sea.” She recently starred in “All the Money in the World,” “I Feel Pretty,” and will be in this weekend's superhero movie, "Venom." Production is expected to start in May. McAuliffe's lessons are not lost, as astronauts are still using her experiments today. She recorded her exercises prior to launch as a tool for teachers to use in the classroom while she was in space.