Category Archives: Society and Sociology Podcasts

Society, culture, sociology and psychology podcasts.

Human Trafficking 101

Human trafficking involves thousands of victims around the world, including the United States. Who are the perpetrators and victims of human trafficking? How can this happen?

Dick’s guest is Nancy J. Hartwell, author of Harem Slave who first began investigating human trafficking worldwide after a friend was kidnapped and rumored to have been sold into sexual slavery.

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Autism 101

How common is Autism Spectrum Disorder? How is it viewed and treated differently than in the past?

Dick’s guest is Dr. Sarah Lechago, who is an Assistant Professor in the General Psychology and Behavior Analysis masters’ programs at the University of Houston-Clear Lake and is also developing a Language Developmental Clinic that will be affiliated with UHCLO’S Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD).

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Gangs in America

Presently, there are 1.4 million gang members in America. What’s the draw of being in a gang? What is it like inside? Why the recent increase in gang members?

Dick’s guests are retired Detective George Chavez who served 14 years as Madison, Wisconsin’s only gang detective and Officer Lester Moore who has 10 years of experience with gangs.

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Criminal Court Judges

Two criminal court judges who care deeply about justice as well as fairness share what they see and what they can do from the bench.

Dick’s guests, Honorable Julie Genovese and Honorable Stephen Elke have served as criminal court judges in the Circuit Court of Dane County, Wisconsin since 2009.

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Suicide Prevention

Over 42,000 Americans commit suicide annually. What can the layman do to reduce the chances of some troubled person in their life committing suicide?

Dick’s guest, Jean Papalia has spent the last nine years teaching the suicide prevention program Q.P.R. (Question. Persuade. Refer.) and serves on the Safe Community Suicide Prevention Task Force in Madison, Wisconsin.

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