Business & Economics

The Major Economic & Social Changes Coming in the Next Decade

Posted on February 14, 2024 by Liz Dederich

Dick’s guest, Stephen P. Jarchow, co-author with Paul Zane Pilzer of the book The New Roaring Twenties: Prosper in Volatile Times discusses the six economic and six social changes that will affect our lives in the next ten years.

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Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses

Posted on September 28, 2022 by Liz Dederich

How can a small business best utilize social media to get noticed and create customers? Dick’s guest, Spencer X. Smith, is a lecturer and author of ROTOMA: The ROI of Social Media “Top of Mind”.

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The Future of Journalism in America

Posted on August 4, 2021 by Dick Goldberg

Dee and Andy Hall, co-founders of the Wisconsin Center For Investigative Journalism, use their combined 60 years of journalistic experience to explain the past, present and future of broadcast, internet and print journalism.

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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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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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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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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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Business Ethics in the Real World

Posted on March 4, 2013 by TSC Admin

Are altruism and the selfish motivation of maximizing profits incompatible in the real world? Dr. Denis Collins, author and professor of business at Edgewood College in Madison, Wis., returns for part two of this subject. “In business, you really do apply the same principles (of personal ethics), so there’s this clear overlap between personal life […]

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Why Teach Business Ethics in College?

Posted on February 20, 2013 by TSC Admin

Do ethics affect behavior in the business world? How are business ethics different from maximizing profits within the law? Dick’s guest, Dr. Denis Collins, has written several books on business ethics and is a professor of business at Edgewood College in Madison, Wis. “A lot of times, economics and ethics go hand-in-hand,” Collins said. “Organizations […]

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The Psychology of Philanthropy

Posted on January 10, 2013 by TSC Admin

What motivates people to give away their money? Dick’s guest, Martha Taylor, Vice President at the University of Wisconsin Foundation, has written three books on philanthropy and compares women’s giving to men’s, rich to poor and young to old.

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The Art of Networking

Posted on October 10, 2012 by TSC Admin

Tips and techniques to help expand your personal and professional connections and enhance your life. Dick’s guest, Joan Gillman shares her ideas from the seminars she has authored and given on networking and from her time as Director of the UW Small Business Development Center.

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Philanthropy: How to Give Away Your Money

Posted on December 16, 2011 by TSC Admin

Should we all be charitable? How do you decide to whom and how much to give? What are your neighbors in the U.S giving? Boris Frank, long time consultant to non profits and Kathleen Woit, President of a $135 Million Community Foundation offer their expertise.

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