Tue, 18 November 2014
After one of the most contentious, most expensive and closest gubernatorial races in the nation, join us for expert analysis of the campaign with pollster Charles Franklin of Marquette University Law School and "Wisconsin Voter" columnist Craig Gilbert of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as they break down who won and why and what is likely to come next. Wisconsin has been one of the most politically divided states in the nation, particularly in the Milwaukee metro area. Will this stark polarization continue? And if it does, what does it mean for citizens? What does it mean for our long tradition of good government? Rotarian Dave Haynes, Editorial Page Editor for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, will moderate. This is a joint program with the Milwaukee Press Club.
Direct download: Rotary_11.18.14_-_Craig_Gilbert__Charles_Franklin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:36pm EDT
Tue, 11 November 2014
In honor of Veterans Day, Timothy G. McMahon, Associate Professor of History at Marquette University, will speak on "Catastrophic Catalyst: The Great War and the Twentieth Century." In the decades after the Great War (1914-1918), a common refrain was that the war had changed everything. Certainly, when one considers the impact of the war—from the men lost to adaptations on the home fronts to the emergence of new states—observers could make a great case that the uncertainties with which we became familiar in the twentieth century were unleashed by events of those few years. This talk will highlight three of of the most important, including new state rivalries, the implications of total war, and the unmet desires of people for stable homelands.
Direct download: Rotary_11.11.14_-_Timothy_McMahon_-_Legacy_of_World_War_I.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:53pm EDT
Tue, 4 November 2014
Steve Fronk is the Director of the Milwaukee Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security as well as the point of contact (POC) for the Southeast Wisconsin Urban Area Security Initiative. As such he manages and oversees collaborative efforts concerning disaster prevention, response and recovery in a 5 county region including Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington and Waukesha counties. In his presentation to Rotary, Steve will give an overview of EMHS and what do they do, and talk about what individuals can do to take care of themselves and their families, as well as what businesses can do in order to stay in business when a disaster hits.
Direct download: Rotary_11.4.14_-_Steve_Fronk_-_Local_Emergency_Management.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:26pm EDT