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Tuesday Speaker: Dairy Farm Program
Location: Memorial Hall
Date & Time: September 24 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
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Wisconsin’s dairy farmers are facing a brutal environment with price of milk down nearly 40 percent and farms closing by the dozens. Wisconsin lost nearly 700 farms in 2018 alone – nearly two a day. Rick Barrett, a reporter with years of experience covering the industry for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, will join dairy expert Pete Hardin to discuss what’s happened to the state’s signature dairy industry – and what might happen next. Rick is lead reporter on the Journal Sentinel’s Dairyland in Distress project, a yearlong look at the industry. Pete is founder of The Milkweed, a periodical that focuses on the dairy industry. He lives on a small farm near Brooklyn, south of Madison.

 

https://projects.jsonline.com/topics/dairy-crisis/dairyland-in-distress.html

Tuesday Speaker: Joe Cirincione
Location: Memorial Hall
Date & Time: October 1 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
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Presidential Politics and US Nuclear Policy

Presented by Joseph Cirincione, President, Ploughshares Fund

With the departure of former National Security Advisor John Bolton, a new space has opened for policy towards Iran and North Korea. As the Democratic presidential campaign intensifies, candidates are jockeying to present their own, alternative national security strategies.

This makes the next 18 months potentially some of the most dynamic months in President Donald Trump’s tenure in office. Can he forge new deals with Iran and North Korea? How would a new Democratic president reshape America’s nuclear policy? This talk will explore the possibilities and predict some of the most likely outcomes.

 

 

 

About Joseph Cirincione:

 

Joseph Cirincione is president of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation, and the host of the weekly national security podcast, Press The Button.

 

Cirincione has worked on nuclear weapons policy in Washington for over 35 years and is considered one of the top experts in the field. He is the author or editor of seven national security books, most recently, Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late and Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons.  He served previously as vice president for national security at the Center for American Progress, director for non-proliferation at Carnegie Endowment, and senior associate at Stimson. He worked for nine years as professional staff on the U.S. House of Representatives Committees on Armed Services and Government Operations. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a former member of the International Security Advisory Board for Secretaries of State John Kerry and Hillary Clinton. He teaches at the Georgetown University Graduate School of Foreign Service.

 

Cirincione is an MSNBC nuclear security expert and his commentary has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Financial Times, Kyodo News, Moscow Times, Foreign Policy, The Hill, Daily Beast, Huffington Post, and others.

Tuesday Speaker: Dennis Mistrioty, WI Hemp Scientific, A Consumer’s Guide to CBD
Location: Memorial Hall
Date & Time: October 8 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
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Tuesday Speaker: Glenn Kleiman, 88.9 Radio
Location: Memorial Hall
Date & Time: October 15 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
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Jamie Reeve interviews Glenn Kleiman, 88.9 Radio, on the support of musician entrepreneurs