April 28, 2015


Guests:  Dawn Crim and her daughter, Danielle Crim

This past March 6, Dawn Crim and her 12-year-old daughter, Danielle, began their journey to Birmingham and then Selma, Alabama to walk in the steps of those who - 50 years ago - marched from Selma to Montgomery in their determined quest to gain the right to vote.

At the top of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma on Sunday, March 8, Dawn turned to her daughter and said, “When you turn 18 you will exercise your right to vote, and you will take your children. That is what we do, WE VOTE!  That is why we are here today.” Once the March began, Danielle said, “It was amazing! It felt like I was walking beside the spirits of everyone on Bloody Sunday and everyone who walked from Selma to Montgomery.”

On this program, Dawn and Danielle Crim relive details from their historic journey and the firsthand experiences that brought to life those memorable moments from 50 years ago.

April 23, 2015


Guests:  Jo Jean Kehl Janus, Retired Director; Jenny Kehl Hiltbrand, Owner/Director; JoAnn Uhalt Janus, Teacher/Choreographer - Kehl School of Dance 

Dancing may have changed over the past 135 years, but for the Kehl family, some things haven’t. Four generations of Kehls have led the Kehl School of Dance since Great-Grandfather, Frederick W. Kehl, a German immigrant, founded the dance studio in Madison in 1880. And the 5th generation is rehearsing in the wings, in step with keeping the family tradition going.

On this program, Jo Jean Kehl Janus shares moments from the gilded history of the gifted Kehl family of dancers. Daughters Jenny Kehl Hiltbrand and JoAnn Uhalt Janus describe how dance promotes self-confidence and creativity and how their classes have evolved to include ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop giving people of all ages the opportunity to participate in an enriching dance experience.

A special Kehl School of Dance 135th Anniversary Performance will be held 6:00 p.m. Thursday, April 30 at Verona High School. Tickets are available at the door.

 (photo courtesy of Jeremy Jones of Unified Newspaper Group)

April 16, 2015


Guests:  Sara Finger, Executive Director; Mike Murray, Policy Director, Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health

The Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health recently held their 6th Annual Wisconsin Women’s Health Policy Summit.  On this program, Sara Finger and Mike Murray present an overview of the current legislative landscape for women’s health policy in Wisconsin and share tips on how Wisconsin citizens can affect policy.  They describe how the proposed State Budget addresses women’s health issues, and what the anticipated impact on Wisconsin women and girls is.

April 9, 2015


Guests:   Angela Russell, Health Equity Coordinator for Public Health Madison and Dane County; Colleen Butler, Director, YWCA Racial Justice and Restorative Justice Programs

“…many of our anti-discrimination policies focus on finding the bad apples who are explicitly prejudiced. In fact, the serious discrimination is implicit, subtle and nearly universal,” says New York Times columnist David Brooks. The stark disparities that separate the black and white communities in Dane County were well documented in the 2013 Race to Equity Report.

On this program, Angela Russell and Colleen Butler describe how unconscious bias presents itself, the differences between inequality and inequity, the layers of racism, and what we can do to change the pattern.

In preparation for the program, why not test your unconscious bias?  Take Harvard University’s Implicit Bias Assessment - https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/

April 2, 2015


Guests:  Tim Slekar, PhD, Dean of the School of Education, Edgewood College; Jed Hopkins, PhD, Associate Professor of Education, Edgewood College

What are the real issues in education today? Cost vs. Benefit? Private vs. Public? Accountability vs. Responsibility? Standardized testing or furthering knowledge? Career-readiness or developing inquiring minds? And why is the achievement gap so wide in Wisconsin?  These are some of the questions Tim Slekar, PhD and Jed Hopkins, PhD, take on in this stimulating and thought-provoking conversation.

To follow their ongoing conversations online, go to www.bustedpencils.com.