Tue, 26 November 2013
An extraordinary entrepreneur and one of America’s leading philanthropists, Joe Zilber started a small real estate company in 1949 which he built in to a thriving multi-million dollar real estate enterprise. After 60 years in business, Zilber turned his attention to philanthropy. Milwaukee Magazine editor Kurt Chandler held extensive interviews with Zilber before the developer's death in 2010, and on October 10th Marquette University Press published Zilber’s story of deals well done and of a life well lived in the memoir How I Built an Empire & Gave it Away. Rotarian Mike Mervis, who served for over 35 years as a special assistant to Mr. Zilber, recently retired as vice president of Zilber Ltd and is a member of the Board of the Zilber Family Foundation, led a conversation with Chandler at Rotary on November 26th.
Direct download: Rotary_11.26.13_-_Mike_Mervis_and_Kurt_Chandler_-_Joe_Zilbers_Memoir.mp3
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Tue, 19 November 2013
Paula A. Kerger is president and chief executive officer of PBS, the nation’s largest non-commercial media organization with more than 350 member stations throughout the country. Ms. Kerger joined PBS as its sixth president and chief executive in March 2006. Since her arrival, Ms. Kerger has made particularly strong commitments to the arts, news and public affairs, high-quality content for education, diversity, and the use of new technology to bring public media into the lives of all Americans.
Direct download: Rotary_11.19.13_-_Paula_Kerger_-_Public_Broadcasting_System.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:31pm EDT
Tue, 12 November 2013
Stress and resilience expert Paula Davis-Laack spoke about “Building Resilience in the Military” in honor of Veteran’s Day. When Davis-Laack’s grandfather fought in WWII, his life changed forever. He fought on the beaches of Normandy and even though he earned a Purple Heart for his bravery, he struggled in the following decades as he tried to cope with all that he experienced. Today’s soldiers now have additional tools at their disposal, a set of skills that build mental toughness and resilience. Davis-Laack talked about what resilience is and her work with the military, discussing the many lessons she has learned in working with soldiers.
Direct download: Rotary_11.12.13_-_Paula_Davis-Laack_-_Building_Resiliency_in_the_Millitary.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:01pm EDT
Tue, 5 November 2013
Bucks GM John Hammond dished about what’s new for the Milwaukee Bucks - 11 new players, all new coaches, and an exciting new season about to start.
Direct download: Rotary_11.5.13_-_John_Hammond_-_Milwaukee_Bucks.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:14pm EDT