Understanding Generation Z

Posted on May 11, 2022 by Liz Dederich

According to the New York Times, Generation Z, born between 1997 and 2012, is in trouble. Even before COVID, rates of suicide and mental illness had climbed higher than previous generations. Is it a coincidence that Generation Z was born at the same time as the smart phone and the social media explosion? Dick’s guest, […]

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How Personality Affects Presidential Elections

Posted on July 15, 2020 by Dick Goldberg

Do people vote for the policy or the personality of the candidate? Dick’s guest, Merrick Rosenberg is the co-founder of Take Flight Learning and the author of The Chameleon: Life-Changing Wisdom for Anyone with a Personality or Knows Someone Who Does.

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The Case for Reparations

Posted on June 19, 2019 by Dick Goldberg

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 […]

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Hospital Chaplains

Posted on April 24, 2019 by Dick Goldberg

How can hospital chaplains help those patients receiving a terrible diagnosis? Can they comfort the non-believers in a health crisis? What life lessons can be gleaned from their experiences? Dick’s guest is Rabbi Yonasen Meadows, Senior Staff Chaplain at Unity Point Meriter Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Justified Anger of African-Americans

Posted on April 10, 2019 by Dick Goldberg

Dr. Alex Gee, Senior Pastor of Fountain of Life Covenant Church in Madison, Wisconsin shares the everyday racism experienced by even the most accomplished African-Americans. He also describes how deep racism still remains embedded in our culture.  

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Lessons from a White Collar Criminal

Posted on March 27, 2019 by Dick Goldberg

Author Gregory Kotsaftis shares how his prison and post-prison experience changed him as well as sharing first hand what is counter-productive in our criminal justice system.

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Public Defenders Today

Posted on January 30, 2019 by Dick Goldberg

Can low income defendants get a proper defense today using a public defender? What are the challenges public defenders face? Dick’s guest is State Public Defender Kelli Thompson for the State of Wisconsin.

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Lessons from the Dying

Posted on December 21, 2018 by Dick Goldberg

A “death doula” or “spiritual midwife” shares stories of how she helps enhance people’s journeys to the other side. Dick’s guest is Karin Medall of the Artful Healing Studio.

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Gangs in America

Posted on August 1, 2018 by Liz Dederich

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 […]

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The Dark Web

Posted on July 5, 2018 by Liz Dederich

The dark web is a “secret” area of the internet where illicit and criminal activity flourish. It is not accessible by a Google search. How does it work? Who is using it? What is on it? Dick’s guests are retired detectives George Chavez and Cindy Murphy who specialized in digital forensics for the Madison Police […]

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How a Democratic Legislator Copes in a Republican State

Posted on January 17, 2018 by Liz Dederich

Being a Democratic legislator in a Republican dominated landscape is stressful and challenging. Dick’s guest, State Representative Chris Taylor (D-WI), reveals how she uses spirituality and deep seated inner values to reduce frustration and be more effective at what she does.

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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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Consumer Fraud

Posted on May 24, 2017 by Liz Dederich

What are the most common frauds and scams? How do you protect yourself? What do you do if you are a victim of consumer fraud? Dick’s guests are Frank Frassetto, Administrator and Michelle Reinen, Director of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)

Posted on March 22, 2017 by Liz Dederich

Does Trump’s behavior fit the pattern of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)? When does the self-centered, self-absorbed person qualify as a clinically defined narcissistic personality? Can a narcissist be “cured”? How do you live with one? Can psychotherapy actually change a narcissist into a caring and compassionate person? Dick’s guests, Dr. Jim McGloin and Lesa Fischer, have […]

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Books as Therapy

Posted on February 8, 2017 by TSC Admin

For many, bibliotherapy (using books as therapy) can sometimes help as much as a friend or even therapist. Dick’s guest, Caroline Donahue, also known as The Book Dr., discusses techniques that help you find the most effective books to help with your issues.

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Funeral Homes: What You Need to Know

Posted on January 4, 2017 by Liz Dederich

Two funeral directors share how their work can be healing for their clientele, how this work can affect even the most seasoned funeral directors and from their perspective, what everyone would benefit knowing about funerals before their time comes. Dick’s guests are Connie and Roman Ryan of Ryan & Joyce-Ryan Funeral Homes.

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Innocent and Behind Bars

Posted on November 23, 2016 by TSC Admin

Of the over 2 million Americans behind bars, about 100,000 didn’t do it. They are innocent. The Innocence Project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School is on the cutting edge of helping to exonerate the wrongfully convicted, including Steven Avery. Dick’s guest is Keith Findley, law professor and co-founder and co-director of the Wisconsin […]

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Social Open-mindedness

Posted on December 23, 2015 by Liz Dederich

What is social open-mindedness? How can you optimize interactions with those that are different than you? Dr. Tina Hallis joins Dick to discuss this sometimes tricky subject.

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Posted on November 25, 2015 by Liz Dederich

Understanding and parenting children through pre-adolescence, adolescence and college age years. Dick’s guest is author, family and child psychologist and Psychology Today columnist Dr. Carl Pickhardt, who wrote “Surviving Your Child’s Adolescence.”  

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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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