Business Podcast

Consumer Abuse

Posted on February 3, 2021 by Dick Goldberg

How are people with poor credit or low income taken advantage of in the marketplace? Dick’s guest is attorney Sara Orr, Clinical Professor and former Director of the Consumer Law Clinic at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Intimacy in the Workplace

Posted on November 4, 2020 by Dick Goldberg

Dick’s guest, Founder and CEO of Choose People Kris Boesch, explains why closeness and intimacy between employees leads to a more successful organization and how to achieve it.

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All About Food Carts

Posted on December 5, 2018 by Liz Dederich

This colorful part of Americana can also be a path to self employment and business ownership for low income Americans. Dick’s guest is Meghan Blake-Horst, Street Vending Coordinator for the City of Madison.

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Workplace Bias

Posted on November 21, 2018 by Liz Dederich

How can unconscious workplace bias affect decision making with employers and coworkers? Is there a way to make ourselves less biased or unbiased? Dick’s guest is Deborah Vaughn Biddle, founder of High Performance Development Solutions LLC and is also a diversity and inclusion corporate consultant.

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Building Character in the Workplace

Posted on November 7, 2018 by Liz Dederich

How can managers create an ethical organization? How can that benefit customers, employees and profits? Dick’s guest is Dr. Denis Collins, Professor of Business Ethics at Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Newspapers: Past, Present & Future

Posted on December 6, 2017 by Liz Dederich

How newspapers survive in the age of the internet, 24 hour cable news and declining readership. Dick’s guest is Paul Fanlund, editor and executive publisher of The Capital Times in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Inside Car Dealerships

Posted on April 27, 2016 by Liz Dederich

What you need to know when you shop for a new or used car. Dick’s guest, Jorge Hidalgo, owner of Wilde Honda in Madison, Wisconsin, explains what it’s like to be a dealership owner.

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Travel Agencies in the 21st Century

Posted on January 6, 2016 by Liz Dederich

Are there special advantages to using a travel agency? Does using a travel agent cost extra? Do travel agencies have deals not available through the online travel agencies? Is it sometimes cheaper to use a travel agent instead of doing it yourself? Do travel agent know inside information not available to public? What travel agent is […]

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Renting Your Place on Airbnb

Posted on April 22, 2015 by Liz Dederich

Renting on airbnb is becoming more popular by the day.  In this podcast, Scott Shatford, a consultant on this subject, author of The Airbnb Expert’s Playbook: Secrets to Making Six-Figures as a Rentalpreneur and owner of 10 units he rents out on Airbnb lets you in on the secrets to renting your place on airbnb. “Really anybody who owns […]

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Using Mediation Techniques in Everyday Life

Posted on October 22, 2014 by TSC Admin

How do you successfully resolve conflict at work, at home or anywhere? Good conflict resolution skills are crucial to good relationships. Dick’s guests are Lisa and Harry Webne-Behrman, both senior partners at Collaborative Initiative Inc. and have helped hundreds of schools, businesses and non-profits build their conflict resolution skills within their organizations. Lisa is a […]

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Timeshare 101 with Lisa Ann Schreier

Posted on July 17, 2014 by TSC Admin

What are the pitfalls, risks and benefits of buying a timeshare? What is it like on the other side of the timeshare transaction? Dick’s guest is Lisa Ann Schreier,  founder of Timeshare Insights, a consumer consulting company serving the more than 3 million Americans who attend a timeshare sales presentation or “pitch” annually, as well […]

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Non-Profit Do’s and Don’ts

Posted on June 18, 2014 by TSC Admin

Do the same management principles that apply to a for-profit also apply to running a non-profit? What are the most common mistakes to avoid? What are the “must do’s” for non-profit success? Dick’s guest Boris Frank has 50 years of experience consulting non-profits,  including 25 years of teaching non-profit management and fundraising for the University of […]

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Posted on May 30, 2014 by TSC Admin

Who is authentic? How do they become so? Is being a phony the opposite? What are the benefits of being authentic to the person, their friends and colleagues as they become more authentic? Dick’s guest is Barbara Hummel who has led workshops for 12 years for the Center for Courage & Renewal. She is also the […]

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Hospital Ethics

Posted on November 13, 2013 by TSC Admin

How do those tough decisions about end of life or caretaker conflicts get decided in large hospitals? What if the parents’ religious beliefs are in conflict with proper medical protocols concerning their own child? These issues are often dealt with by hospital ethics boards. Father Patrick Norris, a hospital chaplain and lecturer on hospital ethics, […]

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The $15 Minimum Wage

Posted on October 30, 2013 by TSC Admin

Would a $15 an hour minimum wage end all poverty among those who work? How would it affect unemployment, inflation and profits? Where does the Earned Income Tax Credit fit in all this? Would this reduce inequality in the U.S.? Former director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Research on Poverty and widely published […]

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