Ethics Today
Grief Reimagined

Grief Reimagined

October 5, 2020

Loss affects all of us, yet many of us struggle to deal with it effectively. In today's podcast we talk to Christine Kortbein and Catherine Tyink about their new book, "Grief Reimagined: 50 Creative Ways to Build Resilience." The book presents 50 real-life stories of people who have dealt with their own loss in unique and creative ways. We talk about how rituals can help us break through emotional ruts and the importance of learning how to deal with small, everyday losses so we are prepared to cope with the grief that comes from major setbacks. The book is available for purchase at www.christinekortbein.com.

Hunting Ethics

Hunting Ethics

September 29, 2020

Is ethical behavior in the field and on the stream getting worse?  Today's guest is Jay Anglin of Anglin Outdoors, a guide service out of LaPorte, Indiana.  We discuss changing norms in the hunting/fishing community, increasing competition on public lands, and the importance of mentoring.

A Conversation on Servant Leadership

A Conversation on Servant Leadership

August 26, 2020

This episode features an interview with Tom Thibodeau, Distinguished Professor of Servant Leadership at Viterbo University.  We discuss the history of servant leadership, the significance of Robert K. Greenleaf's writings, and why servant leadership is so relevant today. 

Sports and the Pandemic

Sports and the Pandemic

August 7, 2020

What can we learn from the return of sports? Today's guest is Ben Wedro, MD, an emergency room doctor at Gundersen Clinic and a clinical professor in the department of emergency medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Wedro has provided medical consultation at several major international sporting events including the Winter and Summer Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup, and the Pan Am Games. We talk about the ways different leagues have approached the resumption of competition and what that can tell us about the return to schools and universities this fall. Also, what should you do if you experience symptoms like a runny nose or an upset stomach?

Life is in the Transitions

Life is in the Transitions

July 13, 2020

Today’s program features Bruce Feiler, author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers including COUNCIL OF DADS, which inspired a new drama series on NBC. We talk about his latest book, LIFE IS IN THE TRANSITIONS: Mastering Change at Any Age. Bruce describes his journey across America, collecting hundreds of life stories, exploring how we can navigate life's growing number of transitions to live with more meaning, purpose, and joy. 

Called to Serve

Called to Serve

June 29, 2020

In 2017, after a 24 year career in the US Army, Jervie Windom moved to Texas City, Texas to start a new church dedicated to helping residents recover from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. What motivates someone to spend their retirement in service to others?

Hosted by Richard Kyte of the DB Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership at Viterbo University.

Learning to compose your world

Learning to compose your world

June 11, 2020

How can one learn to be a creative presence in the world? In this episode of Ethics Today we talk to Kai Kight, a classical violinist, innovative composer, and motivational speaker from Los Angeles, CA. We discuss how he learned to think of himself as both a performer and a composer, how the creative process works, how the acknowledgment of mistakes can inspire confidence, and how the pandemic revealed a depth of social interconnectedness that prepared us for the George Floyd protests.

Hosted by Richard Kyte of the DB Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership at Viterbo University.

How should white people talk about race?

How should white people talk about race?

June 3, 2020

In this episode of Ethics Today we talk to Keonte Turner, member of the La Crosse School Board and the La Crosse MLK Community Celebration Committee about the discomfort white people often feel in addressing racial issues, the burden of publicly representing minority populations, and the challenge of working to reform institutions from within.

Hosted by Richard Kyte of the DB Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership at Viterbo University.

Is racism in America getting worse?

Is racism in America getting worse?

June 3, 2020

Is racism today worse than it was twenty years ago, or are we just seeing more evidence of it due to social media?

In this episode of Ethics Today we talk to Dr. Andre Johnson, Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Media Studies at the University of Memphis, co-author of "The Struggle over Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter," and Senior Pastor at Gifts of Life Ministries, an inner-city church in Memphis, Tennessee. We discuss the recent protests over the murder of George Floyd, the goals of the protest organizers, how policing could be reformed, and how black people and white people see racism differently.

If you wish to learn more about Gifts of Life Ministries and help support the efforts of Dr. Johnson and his congregation to address racial injustice, go to http://glife02.blogspot.com/.

Hosted by Richard Kyte of the DB Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership at Viterbo University.

The fight to save Bristol Bay

The fight to save Bristol Bay

June 2, 2020

What happens when the largest known natural deposits of gold and copper are discovered in the headwaters of one of the world's last fully functioning and intact ecosystems? In this episode of Ethics Today we visit with Meghan Barker, the Bristol Bay Organizer for Trout Unlimited. We discuss Bristol Bay, its ecological, cultural, and economic significance, the threat posed by Pebble Mine, and a new documentary coming out this summer.

To learn more about the issues discussed in this program, go to www.savebristolbay.org. Also, get updates about digital screenings of "The Wild" www.thewildfilm.com.

Hosted by Richard Kyte of the DB Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership at Viterbo University.

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