Category Archives: Society and Sociology Podcasts

Society, culture, sociology and psychology podcasts.

Pros & Cons of Online Learning

Is the quality of learning better in class or online? Who is best suited for online learning? Is it radically cheaper to get a degree this way?

Dick’s guests are Dr. Denis Collins, Professor of Business Ethics at Edgewood College and John Hollenbeck, Ph.D., Senior Instructional Designer at University of Wisconsin Colleges Online.

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Drug Use and Treatment in America Today

The life expectancy for Americans has gone down due to deaths from drug use and overdoses, killing more people than suicide or accidents. What are the recent changes in drug use and treatment?

Dick’s guest is Dr. Michael Miller, a psychiatrist and past President and Board Chair of the American Society of Addiction Medicine as well as a current clinical instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Addiction Fellowship Program.

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Ginger: A Transgendered Story

A transgendered woman shares thoughts on training police departments and other organizations about transgender sensitivity as well as her life before and after her personal transition.

Dick’s guest, Ginger Baier, is a Transgender Health Advocate at the OutReach LGBT Community Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

 

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The Case for Reparations

The average American  black family has 1/12 the wealth of the average white family. Some of the reasons for this might surprise you or even shock you. Recently, Congress has taken up the issue of reparations.

Dick’s guest, Kaleem Caire is a national leader in the K-12 movement. He is also a leader in the Madison community working  to close the racial divide and inequities and spent 4 years as the president of the Madison Urban League.

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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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Workplace Bias

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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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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