2007 Radio Series
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Carl Bargabos: Soldiers at War
Carl, a retired colonel, shares stories about our veterans, the virtue of fortitude, and their ability to survive the trauma of war.
Stuart Robertshaw: Prescription for a Good Laugh
Known as Dr. Humor, Stuart takes a serious look at the need for laughter in our everyday lives.
Gail Vaughn: Advocating Peace and Justice
Gail, Wisconsin's Peacemaker of the Year, talks about what motivates her to work for causes important to her.
Leslie Slauenwhite: New Beginning….New Life
Once homeless, Leslie shares her story and that of other women who struggle socially and economically, and how the Matthew 25 ministry changed her life.
Brian Rude: Politicians and Ethics
Highly respected for his integrity, Brian, a former politician, explores ethical issues that confront our elected officials.
Linnea Jackson: Compassionate Care for Our Dying Days
Linnea talks about her experience with hospice, the power of love, and the importance of dignity during the final chapter of life.
Pat Ruda: Alcohol and Teens--What's the Limit?
Pat, from Coulee Council on Addictions, talks about the all-important role of parents and the challenges they face in confronting this complex societal and family issue.
Ron Malzer: Marriage for Better or Worse
Ron, a marriage and family counselor, reflects on how to keep a marriage alive and thriving, as well as the pitfalls to avoid.
Terry Rindfleisch: A Reporter's Story
Terry, a newspaper man, talks about what it is like pursuing the truth, confronting deadlines, and chasing down stories that we all take for granted in reading the morning paper.
Carol Dammon: Once Bottomed-Out, Now Halfway Home
Carol was full of despair until the YWCA’s Ruth House came into her life. Now she is a role model who talks about the importance of a safe and supportive environment.
Jim Nissen: Serving the Public Good
Jim works for you and me managing the Mississippi River. There are a lot of competing interests, so how does he get us all to agree on these common interests?
Jearold Holland: A Personal Perspective on Being Black in La Crosse
Jearold talks about race, stereotypes and his life in the Coulee Region.
Skip Jones: Storyteller and Community Folksinger
Skip says there's more to a good yarn than telling a tall tale and that stories have the ability to give us a better understanding of ourselves and our world.
Dick Swantz: The Inner Work of Leadership
Dick, a highly successful local leader, talks about the ingredients that nurture the competent and respected leader.
Holly Briggs: The Making of a Teacher
Aside from parents, our teachers spend the most time with our children. Holly talks about the qualities that go into this very important profession and the people who love to do it.
Fr. Tom O’Neill: Hope….a Virtue When All Else Fails
Fr. Tom works in college campus ministry and he talks about hope, one of the least known and most misunderstood virtues.
These broadcasts were developed with assistance from:
John Gaddo: Production and editing assistance
Chuck Ericksen: Production coordination and editing assistance
Earl Madary: Music-original composition
Richard Kyte: Project Advisor
Pat Kerrigan: Interviewing and production assistance.
Note* Programs will be Broadcast on Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m. during Morning Edition and again at 3:50 p.m. during All Things Considered.