D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership

2004 Radio Series

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April 2 and 5, 2004
Joan Wolf: Raising Ethical Children – Joan raised five children and speaks eloquently about the challenges of raising caring, ethical children in this day and age.

April 9 and 12, 2004
Sherry Oldenburg: Punishment and Redemption – Sherry talks about her incarceration and daily struggles with staying drug free and leading a happy, productive life.

April 16 and 19, 2004
Dr. Jack Udell: Balancing Patient Care and Social Responsibility – Jack is a primary care physician. He speaks about the tension between wanting to do whatever one can to help a patient wile balancing a need to contain costs.

April 23 and 26, 2004
Dennis Krumanauer: Layoffs and Business Restructuring – Dennis is General Manager of Crescent Printing. Dennis went through a painful business restructuring process a couple years ago that resulted in several layoffs and he talks about the ethical issues he was faced with during this process.

April 30 and May 3, 2004
Larry Webinger: Ethics of Hunting – Larry is a Conservation Warden for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and is also an avid hunter. He speaks about some of the changing ethical issues related to hunting.

May 7 and 10, 2004
Bill Pretasky: Balancing Justice with Forgiveness – Bill is a man who, when after his home was intentionally burned down by two teenagers, chose to rise above his anger to work with these boys in a restorative justice program. He chose to help these young offenders make amends, learn from their experience, and move on.

May 14 and 17, 2004
Tom Roher: Children and Divorce – Tom is a lawyer who works exclusively on behalf of children in child protection cases serving as a Guardian ad Lidem in court appointed child custody cases. He speaks about divorce and the importance of rising above conflicts between adults to work together for the best interests of their children.

May 21 and 24, 2004
Elaine Colvin: End of Life Decisions – Elaine works at Gundersen Lutheran counseling people regarding end of life decisions. She speaks about the often difficult, yet important, ethical issues related to these decisions.

May 28 and June 2, 2004
Ned Resse: Generosity, a La Crosse Tradition – Ned is a practicing Dakota and married to a Ho-Chunk woman. Ned speaks of the historical significance of the La Crosse area as a place for cross cultural connection; where people are known for hospitality, kindness, and generosity.

June 4 and 7, 2004
Jane Kleecamp: Struggles of the Incarcerated– Jane works with incarcerated people and those on probation through the Justice Sanctions program. She speaks of the struggles these people go through, their histories of abuse and failure, and the day to day challenges faced in attempting to live a happy and successful life.

June 11 and 14, 2004
Anita Froegel: Philanthropy and Why People Give –Anita speaks about philanthropy and why people give in order to to help others.  She also speaks, as a La Crosse Foundation board member, about what to expect from a charity or foundation and the importance of transparency and accountability.

June 18 and 21, 2004
Sister Le Clare Beres: Health Care and the Poor – Sister Le Clare talks about the St. Clare Health Mission, and about the kinds of pressing health care needs that exist within La Crosse and the importance of empathy and service.

June 25 and 28, 2004
George Howe: Family Land Trusts– George is a Land Trust activist who set up a family land trust to protect bluff lands along the Mississippi River. George talks about why this is such important work and why his family chose to set up a Land Trust.

July 2 and 6, 2004
Vince Hatt: Challenges of Mental Illness – Vince is Director of the Franciscan Spirituality Center and talks about this work with the mentally ill. He also talks about his own struggle with depression, the social stigma, and the need for greater understanding and compassion from the community.

July 9 and 12, 2004
Kristen Krueger: Heroism-Giving Until it Hurts – Kristen recently gave her kidney to someone she had not previously known. She talks about what led her to this decision and the personal insights that came from this experience.

July 16 and 19, 2004
Grant Smith: Responding to School Violence – Grant is an educator who has first hand experience with a fatal school shooting 22 years ago in a Nevada school.. In this interview Grant offers reflections on the psychological aftermath of such an event and what we can do to minimize the likelihood of this kind of horrific event.

These broadcasts were developed with assistance from:
Gene Purcell: Production and editing assistance;
Chuck Ericksen: Production coordination and editing assistance;
Earl Madary: Music-original composition;
Richard Kyte: Project Advisor; and
Pat Kerrigan: Interviewer and production assistance.