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DEPLOYED TO DISASTERS: ON THE GROUND AS A RED CROSS VOLUNTEER

Guest:  Nancy Young, psychologist, Red Cross volunteer….. For 15 years, Nancy Young, a Madison psychologist, has been a Red Cross volunteer, ready on 24 hours notice to fly to the latest disaster area.  Over the years, she has crossed the United States, every time arriving to a scene of devastation – obvious in the crumbled… Read more »

CHARACTER AND ACHIEVEMENT CONNECT IN EDUCATION AND LIFE

Guest:  Ben Hebebrand, Head of School, Madison Country Day School… Yes, tests do matter, says Ben Hebebrand, Head of School at Madison Country Day School, a college preparatory school located on River Road in Waunakee.  But character is the foundation that puts forth one’s best effort to perform at high levels – habits of mind… Read more »

Brush, Books & Bed – A “BEDTIME” story from GRANDMA HEARTS

Guest:  Dionne Kelm, grandmother and author of “BEDTIME”… As a local school board member in Watertown, Wisconsin, Dionne Kelm learned that many children lacked simple bedtime routines.  This inspired her to fulfill a dream and launch a new career – at age 60 – to become a children’s book author.  As a grandmother herself and… Read more »

IS THE PRESIDENCY IMPOSSIBLE FOR ONE PERSON TO MANAGE?

Guest:  Jeremi Suri, Professor of History and Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs, University of Texas at Austin Studying the past to make his case, Jeremi Suri suggests it might be time to rethink the Presidency itself in his recently-released book, THE IMPOSSIBLE PRESIDENCY: THE RISE AND FALL OF AMERICA’S HIGHEST OFFICE…. Read more »

THE HUMANITIES TRANSFORM LIVES IN THE UW ODYSSEY PROJECT

Guests:  Kevin Mullen, Associate Director; Char Braxton and Sahira Rocillo, UW Odyssey graduates… Based on the belief that the gateway out of poverty and disenfranchisement can come through exposure to powerful works of philosophy, literature, art history, American history and writings, the UW Odyssey Project was born 15 years ago under the leadership of Emily… Read more »