Wed, 29 April 2015
Internationally renowned scholar and MacArthur Memorial Museum Archivist James Zobel presented the stories of three generations of MacArthurs in Milwaukee. Arthur MacArthur was elected Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin and later served as a Circuit Court Judge and an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia. His son, Arthur Jr., led the 24th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War, and won the Medal of Honor for bravery at the Battle of Missionary Ridge. His son Douglas, also a Medal of Honor recipient, led American forces in WWI, WWII and Korea and concluded his career by transforming post-war Japan into a Western democracy.
Direct download: Rotary_4.28.15_-_James_Zobel_-_Three_Generations_of_MacArthurs_in_Milwaukee.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:14am EDT
Tue, 21 April 2015
Stan Stojkovic, Dean and Professor of the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, discussed the topic of prisoner re-entry and the issues that must be addressed for it to be successful within communities. Professor Stojkovic placed particular emphasis will be on the re-entry needs of returning offenders and how an effective re-entry program can be initiated and maintained. He examined the principles of effective prisoner re-entry, along with the role of multiple agencies in producing re-entry outcomes among offenders. He concluded with the major obstacles facing communities when starting a re-entry program.
Direct download: Rotary_4.21.15_-_Stan_Stojkovic_-_Prisoner_Reentry.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:54pm EDT
Tue, 14 April 2015
Former Congressmen Tom Petri from Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District and Dave Obey from Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District spoke to Rotary as part of their Civic Participation Lecture Series on advocacy without partisanship and the state of the current political landscape. This lecture series is supported by the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and the Wisconsin Humanities Council.
Due to technical difficulties, the first several minutes of the program was not recorded. The recording begins a few minutes into Congressman Obey's opening remarks.
Direct download: Rotary_4.14.15_-_Congressmen_David_Obey__Tom_Petri_-_Civic_Participation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30pm EDT
Tue, 7 April 2015
Rotarian John Franke, Partner with Gass Weber Mullins, will speak on “The Price of Political Speech & Campaign Finance Regulation.” John will discuss current Wisconsin campaign finance law, its Constitutional uncertainties, and the difficulties we face in regulating spending in the political arena. John was appointed to the Government Accountability Board (GAB) in June of last year. The GAB is responsible for the administration and enforcement of Wisconsin’s Election and Campaign Finance laws.
Direct download: Rotary_4.7.15_-_John_Franke_-_Government_Accountibility_Board.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:39pm EDT