Tue, 28 July 2015
Katherine Gehl, fourth-generation President and CEO of Gehl Foods, discussed U.S. competitiveness and the state of our democracy. Harvard Business School defines competitiveness as the co-existence of business success AND rising living standards for average Americans. For the last several years, our businesses have been making record profits, but workers’ wages have not kept pace. Business leaders from all sides of the political spectrum generally agree on the top policy priorities that will help reinvigorate American competitiveness: fix the debt and the tax code, enact comprehensive energy policy, invest in our infrastructure, and strengthen our K-12 education system. Despite widespread consensus on these issues, our political leaders haven't made any progress. Katherine shared her views on what needs to change.
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Category:general -- posted at: 4:23pm EDT
Tue, 21 July 2015
Health care in the United States is in the midst of profound changes including a shift from fee-for-service to capitated care, consolidation of health care service providers, and increasing reliance on imperfect quality measures tied to reimbursement. These changes are impacting the care of seriously ill and dying patients who consume an inordinate amount of health care resources. In January 2015 The Palliative Care Network of Wisconsin was formed to help advocate for improved care for the seriously ill through advocacy, education and systems change. David E. Weissman, MD will describe efforts in Wisconsin to improve care for patients and families facing a serious illness.
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Category:general -- posted at: 4:15pm EDT
Tue, 14 July 2015
Dennis Kois, CEO, Milwaukee Public Museum presented the program, "Fakes, Mummies and Mastodons: Do Museums Matter?" Museums like MPM are rapidly changing from sleepy keepers of cultural and scientific heritage to forums for energetic civic dialogue, incubators for STEM education and lifelong learning, and instigators of compelling and topical public programming. They have also proven to be quality-of-life bellwethers, and critical to the ability of cities to attract and retain a talented millennial workforce. Where did museums come from? Where are they going? And perhaps more to the point: in this digital age… do they even matter?
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Category:general -- posted at: 4:45pm EDT
Wed, 8 July 2015
Rotarian Doug Stahl, Milwaukee School of Engineering Professor and member of the professional Milwaukee chapter of Engineers Without Borders, gave an overview of RCM’s projects in the Guatemalan highlands.
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Category:general -- posted at: 9:22am EDT