2005 Radio Series
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April 1 and 4, 2005
George Meirick: Deadly Gamble – George talks about his struggles with a gambling addiction and the mess he made for himself and his family.
April 8 and 11, 2005
Carol Meirick: Dealing with Addiction – Carol speaks about her husband's gambling addiction, how it affected her and her family, how it tested the limits of compassion and her ability to trust.
April 15 and 18, 2005
Sr. Celestine Cepress: A Long Look Back – Sr. Celestine reflects on the past 100 years of her life how ethical perspectives have changed over time.
April 22 and 25, 2005
John Medinger: Politics Doesn't Need to Be a Dirty Word – John talks about the ethical dimensions of his work as a Wisconsin State Legislator and as Mayor of La Crosse.
April 29 and May 2, 2005
Marcia Jagodzinske: Willing and Able to Work – Marcia, Executive Director of Riverfront, Inc., talks about ethical issues related to providing services to people with disabilities in a time when resources for the disabled are declining.
May 6 and 9, 2005
Ken Smith: Who Gets the Credit – Ken is the Director of Credit Counseling of La Crosse. He talks about the ethical issues surrounding bankruptcy.
May 13 and 16, 2005
Mary Christianson: One Nurse's Prescription – Mary has been a nurse for many years and is a trainer of nurses who speaks of her struggles with a serious illness and how this experience has helped her become a better patient advocate, nurse, and teacher.
May 20 and 23, 2005
Father Robert Cook: Praying for Wisdom – Father Cook talks about the relationship between ethics and religion and discusses the role of churches and religious leaders in shaping ethical behaviors.
May 27 and *Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Michelle Schry: Food for Thought – As manager of the People's Food Coop, Michelle talks about the kinds of choices and issues she and the Coop board wrestle with as they purchase products for the store and Coop members.
June 3 and 6, 2005
Chris Sanger: It's Not a Game We're Playing – Chris has been involved in local sports programs for many years as a parent, active volunteer, and fan and offers her unique perspective on sports and sportsmanship.
June 10 and 13, 2005
Quincy Daniels: Down but Not Out – Quincy talks about his life as a troubled youth and how a teacher went way out of her way to straighten him out.
June 17 and 20, 2005
Judge Dale Pasell: Passing Sentence – Dale, a La Crosse County Circuit Judge discusses the challenges and ethical considerations of sentencing.
June 24 and 27, 2005
Dick Mial: Let's Talk – Dick, Opinion Page Editor of the La Crosse Tribune, discusses how he selects what to put in the opinion page and how media can facilitate conversation and build bridges between people.
July 1 and *Tuesday, July 5, 2005
Avrie Schott: The Public Trust – As a police officer in La Crosse who serves as a University Liaison Officer, Avrie speaks of the importance of ethics in her work to maintaining the public's trust.
July 8 and 11, 2005
Dr. Keith Beyer: Separating Facts from Fiction – Keith, as Associate Dean of the College of Science and Allied Health with UW-La Crosse, talks about the ethics of scientific and academic research.
July 15 and 18, 2005
Julie Henley: A Neighborhood Acts – Julie, a local community activist who helped organize the Clearwater Foundation, talks about how neighbors organized a new kind of 'smart growth' housing development that is greener and more environmentally healthy.
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.