Category Archives: Society and Sociology Podcasts

Society, culture, sociology and psychology podcasts.

Understanding Homelessness

Who are the homeless? How many people are homeless in the United States? How did this happen? What can be done to fix this?

Dick’s guest, Steve Schooler, is a founder and Executive Director for the last 12 years of Porchlight Inc. Porchlight Inc. is an innovative and effective agency that has helped thousands of homeless people with both temporary and permanent solutions to homelessness.

For more information about Porchlight Inc., please visit porchlightinc.org

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The Art of Networking

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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Happiness: Using the Power of Positive Psychology

happinessLearn proven techniques to enhance happiness and joy through the science of positive psychology with Dr. Lynn Johnson, lecturer, psychologist and author of “Enjoy Life! Healing with Happiness.”

Dr. Johnson has thirty years  of experience in helping others. After receiving his Ph.D., he created a center devoted to brief psychotherapy, helping patients in the most effective ways possible. He has taught techniques of brief therapy in 45 states and five foreign countries. He and his wife, Carol Sue, have raised four very happy children together.

 

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Effective Couples Counseling

All couples have their struggles but when is help from a couples counselor in order? Dick explores what techniques effective counselors use and how to know if your counselor is right or wrong for you.

Dick’s guest, Dr. Don Ferguson is the author of the book “Reptiles in Love” and has been counseling couples for 30 years. He also teaches marriage counseling at Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin.

 

For more information about Dr. Ferguson, please visit inrelationships.com

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Being A Clergy

How is the experience of ministry different and similar to what parishioners might expect? A minister of a very large church and one from a very small church share the highs, lows, challenges and rewards of their work. Scot Sorenson, Pastor Bethel Lutheran and Tisha Brown, Pastor of Community of Hope United Church of Christ, both of Madison, Wisconsin are Dick’s guests.

For more information about Bethel Lutheran Church, please visit: http://bethel-madison.org

For more information about Community of Hope United Church of Christ, please visit: http://www.madisonchristiancommunity.org

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Positive Aging

Besides enough money, what are the key elements in flourishing and feeling fulfilled as we grow older? Dr. Carol Ryff, Director of the Institute of Aging at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Professor of psychology and author of over 60 publications on this subject, shares her knowledge.

 

For more information on this subject, please visit: www.aging.wisc.edu

For more information on the MIDUS National Study, please visit: www.midus.wisc.edu

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Attacking Social Problems

A new and successful model of philanthropy goes beyond just helping the disadvantaged to getting to the causes of social problems and creating permanent change. Leslie Howard, President of United Way of Dane County, discusses this cutting edge approach to making philanthropy more effective.

 

For more information on United Way of Dane County, please visit: unitedwayofdanecounty.org

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Relationship Enhancement

Facts, techniques and ideas to bring more joy, less conflict and more love to your relationship. Dr. Deborah Hoffman, psychologist, past UW-Madison faculty and author of “The Win-Win in Relationship Workshop – Steps to True Intimacy” discusses how to enhance your relationship.

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Affairs and Repairs

Why do affairs happen? How common are they? Is a relationship repairable after the affair is over? Dr. Deborah Hoffman, psychologist and past University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty member with 30 years of experience counseling couples, explores these issues with Dick.

For more information on Dr. Deborah Hoffman, please visit: madisoncounselingservices.com

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