Heidi Allstop, the president of Spill, discusses her journey from creating a local website to presiding over a nationwide business. Spillnow.com uses peer support to help university students, high school students and veterans cope with depression and loneliness.
Phillip Hurley, the co-owner of Sardine and Marigold Kitchen Restaurants, discusses how he became an entrepreneur in this interview with Entrepreneurialism in Society Professor Jeanan Yasari. Hurley shares his background and the steps he took to open two restaurants in Madison.
Paul Rice, the president and CEO of Fair Trade USA, talks about his work with coffee bean farmers in Nicaragua and the origins of Fair Trade USA. By organizing the farmers and selling the coffee beans to fair trade suppliers for a much higher price per pound than they had been receiving, the farmers have been able to provide clean water and schools for their communities.
Kevin Hayden, the president of State Sponsored Business at Wellpoint, delves into the history of Medicaid; why it was enacted, whom it serves, and what is covered.
Diane Lim Rogers, chief economist of The Concord Coalition in Washington DC, discusses realistic, bipartisan approaches to tackling the nation's debt and deficit.
Kathleen Woit, President, Madison Community Foundation.
Kathleen Woit discusses the changes to the concept of philanthropy, explaining how it has moved from just fund raising to a concept based more in community foundations.
Barbara Snell, CEO of University Community Health Centers, Vanderbilt University.
Barbara Snell offers insight into how the two different communities of Madison and Nashville adopted new and innovative ways to address health care access within the last 10 years.
Barry Gaberman, Senior Vice President (ret.), The Ford Foundation.
Barry Gaberman looks at the concept of philanthropy in the context of civil society, focusing first on individual philanthropy. He goes on to discuss organized philanthropy as well as corporate philanthropy.
Mike Dalecki, PhD, Dept. of Sociology, UW-Platteville.
Mike Dalecki offers new ways to look at our usage of energy, focusing on the lenses of sociology, economics and history.
Jeremy Weber, PhD Candidate in Agricultural and Applied Economics, UW-Madison. Weber challenges assumptions about the benefits of Fair Trade coffee by examining the disconnection between promotional materials and reality, and the marginalization of economically disadvantaged producers and groups.