Gangs in America

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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 with gangs.

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The Dark Web

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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 Department in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Psychiatrists Today

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Psychiatrists used to be the top of the pack of psychotherapists. Now their role is mainly prescribing and monitoring drugs for mental health issues. Why has this happened and is this a good development?

Dick’s guest is Dr. Arjune Rama, a University of Wisconsin-Madison Clinical Professor and staff Psychiatrist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Mental Health Services.

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Domestic Abuse

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Domestic abuse affects all classes, races and genders. An expert and a survivor of domestic abuse share their experiences and insights on this subject.

Dick’s guests are Faye Zemel, Director of Prevention and Community Programs for Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) and Keena Atkinson, a survivor of domestic abuse.

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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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