Being Police Officer: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

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How is being a police officer different than how it is portrayed on television and in films? How is it similar?

Dick’s guests, Retired Detective George Chavez and Retired Officer Jean Papalia, have a combined 58 years of experience as police officers in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Criminal Court Judges

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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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Living with a Personality Disordered Partner

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Why do people choose such a troubled partner? How can they cope with the challenges in relationships with a partner who has a personality disorder? When is it best to get out?

Dick’s guest, Dr. Jim McGloin, has over 30 years of experience in couples counseling.

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Suicide Prevention

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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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Sex and Seniors

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Society avoids discussing or even recognizing that seniors have sex. What are the issues for seniors and why does our society avoid acknowledging their sexuality?

Dick’s guest is Melanie Ramie, JD, MSW and CEO of The Hope of Wisconsin.

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Life Review

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Thoughtfully reviewing the highs, lows, turning points and critical decisions of your life can lead to more self awareness and help shape a better future.

Dick’s guest is Reverend Karen Gustafson who served for 30 years as a Universalist Unitarian Minister and now has established Life Review, a self renewal ministry.

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Workplace Sexual Harassment

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How do corporations reduce or eliminate sexual harassment in the workplace?

For 10 years, Dick’s guest, labor and employment attorney Elizabeth Erickson has both taught corporations how to steer clear of these offenses and, when necessary, defended them against charges of workplace sexual harassment.

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Money & Happiness

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Are rich people happier than the rest of us? How much does financial success have to do with contentment? Can money make you unhappy?

Dick’s guest is Patricia Clason, an author, lecturer and Director of The Center for Creative Learning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Over 5,000 people have taken her workshops in personal growth and development.

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How a Democratic Legislator Copes in a Republican State

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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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Chronic Pain Control Using Your Mind

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Nearly 1/3 of Americans suffer from chronic pain. Most turn to pain medications, which can lead to unpleasant side effects and/or addiction. Strategies using your mind can be very effective at reducing the suffering that accompanies chronic pain.

Dick’s guest is Dr. Tamar Kelson, Senior Psychologist at  University Health Services at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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How United Way Impacts Communities

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One of the most innovative of the 1,100 United Way agencies is in Madison, Wisconsin. How do they decide what is the best use of the money they have? How do they get the community to work together to maximize effectiveness and help those most in need?

Dick’s guest is Renee Moe, President and CEO of United Way of Dane County in Madison, Wisconsin.

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