Society and Sociology Podcasts

Closing the Achievement Gap

Posted on October 27, 2021 by Liz Dederich

How far behind are kids of color in K through 12? What can be done to close the gap? Dick’s guest is Renee Moe, President and CEO of the United Way of Dane County in Madison, Wisconsin. This particular branch innovated a process of inviting all the players to the same table to attack social […]

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Murder, Incarceration and Resilience

Posted on June 9, 2021 by Liz Dederich

At 25, he committed a murder. At 28, he was on America’s Most Wanted. He was captured and served 25 years in prison. Now a year after his release, he is flourishing. Dick’s guest, Shar-Ron Buie, shares his journey.  

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Whites Counseling Blacks

Posted on May 26, 2021 by Dick Goldberg

Can a white psychotherapist effectively treat black clients? What are the more common errors or even microaggressions that may happen from a lack of cultural awareness? Dick’s guest is psychotherapist Donald Cooper.

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Hazing and Sexual Assault in Fraternities

Posted on April 14, 2021 by Dick Goldberg

What are some of the dark sides of fraternity life? Dick’s guest, lawyer David K. Eastlick, was the executive director for an international fraternity for 29 years. He now testifies as an expert in fraternity law and also advocates to end hazing rituals.

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LGBTQ+ Healthcare

Posted on April 1, 2021 by Dick Goldberg

Being LGBTQ+ is likely to have negative impacts on your healthcare. What problems remain in the field of healthcare and the ability of this community to access it? Dick’s guest, Dr. Kathy Oriel, M.D., M.S. is a physician specializing in LGBTQ+ healthcare and is the clinical founder of OUT HEALTH INC. in Madison, Wisconsin.

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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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Why Women Kill

Posted on January 6, 2021 by Dick Goldberg

What happens when a woman strikes back and kills her abuser? What can these acts teach us about domestic abuse? Dick’s guest is Dr. Darald Hanusa, a University of Wisconsin-Madison lecturer, practitioner, trainer and expert in domestic violence.

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Narcissistic Collapse and Donald Trump

Posted on December 9, 2020 by Dick Goldberg

Dick’s guest, clinical psychologist who has specialized in personality disorders for over 40 years, Dr. Jim McGloin, discusses his thoughts and opinions on the behavior of Donald Trump post election. Heather Cox Richardson covers the political aspect of Trump’s behavior in her blog post December 21, 2020.

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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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Profile of the Cyberbully

Posted on October 8, 2020 by Dick Goldberg

What are the three types of cyberbullies? Which is the most dangerous to its victims psychologically? Dick’s guest, Dr. Michael Nuccitelli is a licensed psychologist who has volunteered his time and services to help victims of cyberbullying.

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Posted on September 23, 2020 by Dick Goldberg

Online bullying is significant in its frequency and the harm it can do to its victims. Dick’s guest, Dr. Michael Nuccitelli is  licensed psychologist who has volunteered his time and services to help victims of cyberbullying.

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Reading People

Posted on August 12, 2020 by Dick Goldberg

How can we know when people are lying or how they truly feel about us? Dick’s guest, Dr. Dan Hill, is Founder and President of Sensory Logic and author of Famous Faces Decoded: A Guidebook for Reading Others.  

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Payday Loans

Posted on July 29, 2020 by Dick Goldberg

Are payday loans necessarily abusive and destructive ways to get cash? What are the pros and cons of such loans? Dick’s guest Jessica Roulette is a staff attorney at Legal Action Wisconsin.

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Domestic Abuse During Lockdown

Posted on April 29, 2020 by Dick Goldberg

What the abused need to understand and know for self protection and survival during this crisis. Dick’s guest, Amber Ault is a Ph.D., MSW, clinical sociologist, teacher, trainer and author of The Five Step Exit.

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The Suicide Hotline

Posted on March 25, 2020 by Dick Goldberg

The number of suicides in America is growing dramatically and at the epicenter are the 24/7 suicide hotlines. How are those crisis calls handled? What can we learn to better help those around us who are in crisis? Dick’s guest is Hannah Flanagan, Director of Emergency Services at Journey Mental Health Center in Dane County, […]

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