Business/Economics

Building Success in Nonprofit Enterprises – Ep. 694

Dennis Johnson, a vice-president of Forward Community Investments, explores building the capacity of non-profits across the state of Wisconsin. Johnson discusses the guidance and resources needed to help to build a strong, secure and sustainable statewide non-profit community.

Turning a Website into a Company - Ep. 692

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.

Being a Restaurateur On Your Own Terms – Ep. 689

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.

A Market Based Approach to Solving World Problems – Ep. 679

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.

The Impact of Health Care Reform – Ep.664

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.

Getting "Civilized" About Deficit Reduction – Ep. 658

Diane Lim Rogers, chief economist of The Concord Coalition in Washington DC, discusses realistic, bipartisan approaches to tackling the nation's debt and deficit.

The Role of Community Foundations in Building Civil...

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.

Health Care Access: Community Needs and Approaches that...

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.

Building Civil Society Through the Non-Profit Sector -...

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.

Sustainable Thinking in an Age of Energy Challenges - Ep....

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.

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