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Franciscan Spirituality Center - Barb Kruse

Franciscan Spirituality Center920 Market StreetLa Crosse, WI 54601Welcome to the Franciscan Spirituality Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin’s, What is Spirituality podcast. Your host, Steve Spilde, is the associate director at the Center. His guests talk about their evolving understanding of God. My name is Steve Spilde, and today I’m meeting with Barb Kruse. Welcome, Barb. Thanks, Steve. Good to be here. We've known each other for about five years. We met before when we were part of the Spiritual Direction Preparation Program and that is a program of the Franciscan Spirituality Center and you were on the staff long before I joined the staff of the FSC. So, could you tell me when you joined the staff of the Center and, what brought you here. Sure. So, I knew about the Center and have been part of Spirituality Center long before I started working on staff and probably I think I began coming to the Center maybe in the ‘90s and looking for spiritual direction. I remember coming to an En...

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E7 City of La Crosse - Char Wegner City Recycling

Transcription is for SEO purposes only. To find out more about the city of La Crosse please visit their website www.cityoflacrosse.org to find out more about Podcast For Hire please visit PodcastForHire.comLa Crosse Wisconsin is a great place to work and play lacrosse. Vision 2020 podcast this month featuring Char Wegner from the La Crosse recycling department. I first met Char nine years ago, eight, nine years ago when the city of La Crosse first started talking about bringing the garbage carts out and bring the recycling carts out and I thought to myself there's no way that these things can be great, Char. You told me when he came in to talk to me my radio show that these things can be fantastic and I won't regret it. Just what Char you are absolutely 100% right. I love them. I really like them AI with a nonbeliever off and he actually may bring one surprise and I went from having six garbage cans a week to one garbage spin and one recycle bin and honestly my recycle bin fills up ...

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E7 City of La Crosse - Char Wegner City Recycling

E19 Chris Jones 1 Word -Drones and virtual shows

Chris Jones is well known for his appearance on America’s Got Talent when he made the impossible happen: Known germaphobe Howie Mandel shook hands with Heidi, Howard, and Mel live. Since his first TV appearance, Chris has performed on shows like The Steve Harvey Show, Windy City Live, Good Day Chicago, Penn and Teller, Scam School, and the Adam Carolla Show.

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E19 Chris Jones 1 Word -Drones and virtual shows

Franciscan Spirituality Center - Vince Hatt

Franciscan Spirituality Center920 Market StreetLa Crosse, WI 54601Steve Spilde: My name is Steve Spilde. Today I’m here with Vince Hatt, the longtime director of the Franciscan Spirituality Center. Tell me about your work at the Spirituality Center, and maybe specifically your understanding of what the Spirituality Center is all about.Vince Hatt: I started out as basically the Spiritual Director. From there I eventually became Director of the Spiritual Director and Preparation Program, and I eventually became Director. My purpose, I think – one of the main ones, anyway – was to provide a safe place for people to explore the big questions of life. It gave me the most joy when I saw people ask themselves the hard questions and go deeper.Steve: Tell me how you came to the Franciscan Spirituality Center.Vince: I was a priest in Iowa for 27 years. I resigned in 1993. I called Mary Katherine to basically cancel during a retreat because I was no longer going to be a priest, and she said, ‘Would you like to work here?’ I said, ‘Sure.’ She said, ‘Well, that’s good.’ Then I said, ‘How do I apply?’ She said, ‘You’re the only applicant.’ So I resigned on August 15th, 1993 and started here September 7th, 1993. I worked here until I retired.Steve: We’re going to circle back to that, how you ended up here and how you resigned from the priesthood. But I want to find out how you entered the priesthood in the first place. Let’s kind of rewind the tape to the beginning of your life. Tell me who Vince was as a young boy, and how you ended up becoming a priest.Vince: As a young boy, my purpose was to be successful. I not only wanted to be a good student, I wanted to be valedictorian of the class.Steve: Did you succeed?Vince: Yes, of course. When I put my energy into something, it was focused. Then I not only wanted to be the best long-distance runner my school, I wanted to be the best in the conference. My focus was always on succeeding. Another question that arose pretty early is, what is my purpose? I’m a goal-setter, so what’s my purpose? On October 4th, 1957, I was on my way to a cross country meet in Ames, Iowa, and [there] was breaking news. They didn’t use that term as frequently as they do now, but the breaking news was that the Russians had sent up the first space satellite, Sputnik, and then right away I knew my purpose was to catch up with the Russians in space. Because of my record, I was offered a full-ride scholarship to Notre Dame in physics and math. I thought that was my purpose. I didn’t particularly enjoy it, but you know, what am I supposed to do? Well, that was the environment, so I did that until the third year. I was taking a course called “Quantum Mechanics,” and about halfway through the course I thought, ‘You know, maybe someone else can help the United States catch up with the Russians in space.’ I pulled out of that, and then the last year at Notre Dame I was thinking about, what was my purpose? I decided the church needs priests [and] somebody’s got to do it. I was always kind of the guy [who said], ‘Somebody’s got to do it. I would.’ That had good results in some areas, like when I was in high school [and] I got elected to any position, usually I didn’t volunteer. They would come to me and I would say, ‘Somebody’s got to do it.’ That was kind of the person I was, and that’s how I ended up a priest.Steve: What was your experience in the church when you were young?Vince: When I was young, I grew up in an Italian family and the church was very important. I would go to church all the time with my grandparents and my parents. I think my first purpose in the church was to get to heaven. That was my spirituality. That worked pretty well until I hit adolescence. Then I thought, ‘This is not so easy.’ Pretty much the whole thing was getting to...

18 MINJUN 24
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E7 Randy Nelson Extra Innings - What things will be different

Contact School District of La Crosse807 East Avenue SouthLa Crosse, Wisconsin 54601(608) 789-7600https://www.lacrosseschools.org/Transcription is for SEO only37 years in the education business and the lasting a last dozen or so into working in administration probably didn't see this coming at all. At the at the end of your career for sure. As we look at this and we look at the on the pandemic of a look at the school closings that we've had what you think. You think will be different in the future. Randy because of this I wish I knew. I wish I could provide everyone with a really clear description of what this is going to be like I can't and I think that one thing is really it's becoming clear to me though is that it's never to be the same it. If this is our education and the way we do education the way we see education is never going to be the same essay that the most simple way because I do believe that even though our work in remote learning. We jumped into that and at times may be haphazard and not at the same level of quality. Perhaps others of face-to-face classroom. We also know that we've got. We have some some students out there. We have some families out there that like that stay like that method of delivery and usually we leave kind of remote learning and online learning as an option that we think about after everything else has failed. Well, you could try reading on that strontium online and I think it's time for us to make sure as we talk about us being the school district of choice to make sure that a remote learning opportunity is considered a viable part of education. When I extrapolate that out into the future. Just a little bit. Part of the immediate future is you don't goodness. What we do in July we got summer school and we have two schools that are on your own calendars and what's going to happen with them in July. Are we gonna be able to start school with them in July so that's one of the that's one of the upcoming questions that were having to answer were just waiting for the next kinds we want to know more about okay, what's after this current safer at home, executive order, there's gotta be something there, since you gotta be some sort of a statement that says okay here's the pattern that were in now until further notice, or until a particular date summer, waiting for that shoe to drop, so that we know better how is this can impact you live in summer school on your own calendars. I have to tell you I also think that even when we get to September. Not so certain that schools can be the same way in September is that as it was last September. To be honest with you, and I think we have to prepare ourselves for that and you know there's a whole process of gotta go through the grieving process when you realize that it's knocking to be the same, but I think once you get through that process. You also then can quickly move in the process of a gate what you can be and what's our opportunity where are we and what how can we make this great because I still think inside of a really huge challenge that were in right now. There's always opportunity our administrative team is been meeting virtually three times per week. I'd be lying if I told you that I love these virtual meetings in my face-to-face guy myself, but I'm getting really tired of these virtual meetings, but else I will be got a good group of folks and what were talking about is Chris trying to extrapolate out to the fall what you know what could this mean so were actually starting to run some scenarios, what would it be like for instance if we had to do school in the fall and we had to do social distancing can we even do it so we been exploring models. For instance, and the models of you in exploring that might be. We arty have a six day cycle ABC DEF you help and so on may be. As it turns out just so that we can only have 1/3 of the students...

6 MINJUN 18
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E7 Randy Nelson Extra Innings - What things will be different

E6 Randy Nelson Extra Innings - March School Closings

Contact School District of La Crosse807 East Avenue SouthLa Crosse, Wisconsin 54601(608) 789-7600https://www.lacrosseschools.org/Transcription is for SEO onlyThanks Randy, you know the challenges of the kids and the families are dealing with nowadays is a lot different than what I had to deal with with my other children as they were getting close to graduation. I got twins are graduating this year and is still, it's been different. I feel bad for the seniors in high school this year and I feel bad for the underclassmen as well because they don't have the opportunity to kinda learn from the older kids as their wrapping up the school year and I'm sure that you're probably seeing that throughout the entire school district in Trenton throughout the entire state throughout the entire country right now as we as kids are getting ready to ramp up for their next piece of life, but they haven't really had the chance to turn the pages of the last few chapters of this part of their life. Think this is one of the big challenges that were that everyone is having a not just here in our district but all over the place now and then that really is a lot about how do we come to closure. But how do we help our students come to closure. How do we get them poised and ready for the coming school year and there's a so many questions that go alongside of that. But what were looking at so many different perspectives to end the school year and in this, the graduation piece is one of the one that they were taking a look at now I we've Artie decided this. That's the best closing of summer school for June. That was rather easy to do because we were pretty much required to do that based on the last ordered that Gov. universe of made it doesn't require us to completely close school, but it does require us not to have face-to-face school through June 30. And so we will continue to support learners in this remote learning environment which some learners are finding really good works well for them and others are thinking. Boy that's not that's not gonna work well for me. So some of the face-to-face and small group things in the enrichment kinds of opportunities that we've typically had for June are not going to happen this year as a result of summer school and I were taking a look at July and getting into the July piece and we have not made any decisions in July and July happens to be our most prolific month when it comes to summer school about 80 different courses were running in July. Many of them good hands-on face-to-face kinds of classes and so we don't know the full disposition of that were moving forward and asking people to register as they have always registered for summer school, but it's very possible that summer school in July could be in jeopardy, as well. As we move forward. Read over were waiting for, the next shoe to drop on the state level or the county level or someone is okay, here's what's going to work. Now here's what we do love now here's of the, here's when the numbers are hears of the metrics are and so now here's what we can do next and so come to closure. I think has been a challenge for us. We are doing some adjusting with our curriculum as our teachers made this change from the classroom into the online environment they really had to step back our curriculum folks. We took the time to step back and say okay probably in this environment. This remote learning environment. The coverage of curriculum is not gonna be as broad as it would've been if we would've had you in classroom so actually what they did is they started working on what we would call power standards. No these are the tested standards. The most important standards that we have at the state level in each one of our content areas. Each grade level and support and have a focus on these and then what were trying to do is to make sure that we have a good degree of...

5 MINJUN 18
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E6 Randy Nelson Extra Innings - March School Closings

E5 Randy Nelson Extra Innings - Academies

Contact School District of La Crosse807 East Avenue SouthLa Crosse, Wisconsin 54601(608) 789-7600https://www.lacrosseschools.org/Transcription is for SEO onlyThanks, Randy and his podcast and hoping you can give me your thoughts on academies. We talked about that in the past but exactly what makes an academy on a particular school district. We been working on academies mostly for grades 11 and 12. Probably her most prolific Academy. There is the health science Academy that's in its 10th year and I really started with conversations with folks at Gunderson and also with folks at mail and quickly turned into follow-up conversations with our higher end partners including UW well the turbo and Western what we did as we pulled together and experience for students in grades 11 and 12. It provides an opportunity for them to really good practical hands-on experience in the areas of the health science but we also have a construction academy and we also have an engineering Academy this year for the first times are really excited about these opportunities for students a couple of critical things that really need to happen inside of an Academy model forest. First some sort of a career focus. It's really helping our students get themselves immersed in a career or careers and help them sort out a little bit in their heads. Okay, I've experienced this enough. I don't want to do this or I love this and this is exactly what I want to do for it to be interdisciplinary is also important. We don't want them to take a class on health science just to take a class in health science we really want there to be some connections with other areas, whether it be mathematics or social studies or English language arts or science if it makes sense or physics, so we always want there to be some ways that the teachers who are involved in the program can collaborate with one another and they can provide lessons from several different perspectives of the children they go through the academies. They get all their regular classes even though they gone the Academy they still can graduate with the kids. They started kindergarten with absolutely. So what we've done is we've taken our English 11 English 12 classes to get brought right into an Academy situation. The teachers are given the opportunity that make changes to that curriculum to make it work inside of that particular Academy. So if the students are still getting their English credit there still getting a math credit and they might be getting this career in tech and credit that they're involved with, as well. Salted brings all the pieces together keeps a student on track to graduate but it brings a flavor of that work inside of it so it mathematics. For instance, think of all the mathematics you might find in a construction academy, especially in geometry, so the students are getting credit for that mathematics and while at the same time they're getting credit for understanding of the construction side of it and the safety side of it and how to build things, etc. maybe the physics out of it. There are a lot of components that all come together and students are getting multiple credit for doing this one thing inside of the Academy, which is typically two and half hours or so every morning is part of the schedule a couple of my children have gone to the construction academy at Central High School will now as a union carpenter. The other one graduates in 2020 and is interested in getting into construction as well because of the love of construction that they both learn through going to school. While this is what's really cool I think about the academies because not only is it about pulling together these content areas in math and science, and English language arts with something that's connected to a career, but it also allows some of our staff who really love these kinds of opportunities I can think...

6 MINJUN 18
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E5 Randy Nelson Extra Innings - Academies

E4 Randy Nelson Extra Innings - Community Partnerships

Contact School District of La Crosse807 East Avenue SouthLa Crosse, Wisconsin 54601(608) 789-7600https://www.lacrosseschools.org/Transcription is for SEO onlyHad conversations on and off for the last 12 years and I really enjoyed that I really enjoyed watching you bridge the schools with the community I mean just watching how somehow things work as might my cavities, my kids is an example to my four children went to the construction academy at Central High School and had the opportunity to build a garage build a house. My middle son who is enjoying a career now as a as a union carpenter. My youngest son is taking this class at Central High School minutes. Cool to see how to getting kids real life skills that they're going to use after they graduate. Well I think it's I think this is an important part of schools. Fact of the matter is your schools or your community in your community are really your schools. It's a symbiotic relationship and so we really take pride in building strong relationships but also making sure that were were helping students navigate for themselves, their interests, what they might be interested in. We do several skill surveys to help students, determine get some ideas about what they may want to do as they get older and what they may want to consider that nothing locks that under stone your children may be used as some of those who said I always wanted to be a coward. They watched you and the work that you do. Or maybe they took a skill servant said carpenter is one of something I want to get into. They look at what I do. Others, like I want to be in radio's path of a hole in the school District of La Crosse. We have been working diligently to establish opportunities for students and so along the way. Not only have we established the construction academy. We have also have a health science Academy that it's in. Since 10th 10th year we've had a few hundred kids move through this health science Academy grades 11 and 12 and it's really the epitome of I think strong partnerships and that we have for instance as partners. We have male health systems with Gunderson health systems we have UW well in the turbo and we have Western all involved in kids getting credit there getting opportunities inside of that and the getting opportunities off of our campus. It's an important part. We try to do our academies is a get kids off the campus is the most authentic opportunities they can find and we can provide for them inside of the community and those those entities. Those organizations that are working with us are are all about it at the same time they're also looking for a future employees lets us put that on the table. Of course, what were trying to do is to try to find connections. Our health science Academy. For instance, one of the things that our students are required to do is to still watch a surgery. Sometimes you find out the student finds out quickly that the sight of blood. It is not for them and so the sale Decided I am knocking to be a nurse or I'm not cyanotic of this, but I might want to look at something else in the health field really help students start to understand what they are really excited about by actually trying some of those things out and it also saves parents the money and tuition because it helps the students don't maybe go down up a better path maybe what their thing because they've experienced a little bit in their understanding they're talking to adults there talking to mentors and the mentor saying here's what we have to do and we do this, and here's how this happens and so I think that these community connections, the academies, the partnerships that we been running are so important. So why is a sense of community important in schools, but I think that community means everything inside the heart of the community as a strong relationships and so we whether talking about a...

5 MINJUN 18
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E3 Randy Nelson Extra Innings - Rebuilding for Learning

Contact School District of La Crosse807 East Avenue SouthLa Crosse, Wisconsin 54601(608) 789-7600https://www.lacrosseschools.org/Transcription is for SEO onlyI had the opportunity to be a part of your rebuilding for learning and it's in an initiative that I know that the school District of La Crosse had for quite a few years. A chance for teachers to get together and explain some of the things they're doing to some of the other teachers. That way the teachers can all can learn from each other exactly. So we really established a connection between the school District of La Crosse and employees from the county employees from the city and what we were really trying to accomplish with that the organization was once really happening. How can we best support our students, our families, what we've seen. I think over the last few years is that we do have more and more of our students living in crisis. Actually, sometimes at home for various reasons, very complicated reason sometimes and sometimes in navigating those crises really involves a lot of different individuals including social workers, including child protective services, etc. and so what we really try to do in the first few years of rebuilding for learning was to bring together individuals we've had about 100 2025 people at our first one and it really was to bring together individuals from the city and the County and the school district and just have face-to-face meetings and build relationships with one another so that when it is time for us to have a discussion about a certain situation that we all should be involved with and supporting a family and supporting a child that is not the first time we've had a discussion with each other. We recognize faces. We recognize voices and we can get past those sub pleasantries and really get into the challenges that might be existing so that we can best help a child and get that child back on the right track again and so it started as a small group about 120 people last year. I think it was 1400 and we are a La Crosse Center and so we had our staff there several concurrent sessions about a myriad of different issues and challenges that were experiencing center classrooms in our community. All of these things are so intertwined and just having a good opportunity to visit with one another about that and also to gain knowledge from others. Send some experts in the field so that we can do our jobs better and I'm wondering Randy if a lot of community members don't realize we do have a group of kids that are homeless in a group of kids that are maybe writing a couch and are at a friend's house rather than having a home to go to because it that they're not getting along with their families or that their living in the car somewhere because they don't have a place to go. Actually, we've talked about school safety a little bit before Bob and I think that what's unfortunate is that for many of our students. School is the safest place in the life it's the place for them to be is the place were they feel safest all the time because outside of school, they're not always sure sure about their own safety. Sometimes whether it's a difficult living situation that their involvement or whether it's of friends who really aren't so much friends along the way and so these are some of the things we try better to understand. We really have been working hard to better understand the cultural pieces that come alongside of the solid instruction and making sure that everyone is welcome everyone has a role of the inclusive practices that are teachers are really trying to also better understand how do we work to make sure every single child is valued every child who somehow is marginalized in our community. Our job in public education is to un-marginalize it goes deeper than just while here, let's take another test store here. Let's do this intervention...

5 MINJUN 18
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E6 City of La Crosse - Jay Odergaurd Park Rec Forestery

Transcription is for SEO purposes only. To find out more about the city of La Crosse please visit their website www.cityoflacrosse.org to find out more about Podcast For Hire please visit PodcastForHire.comThe city vision 2020 podcasts this month featuring Jay oderguard he's got the longest business card in the city of La Crosse is a park rec forestry building and grounds director that I miss anything, to do it with the world as it is not. It's the whole co-fed and all that stuff is a city of La Crosse Park and wrecked department do anything different because of the colder times we try to revolve with recommendation stricture walls are cool. We have been able to keep our part (and we had the playground cold for a while the folder open backup really were just being with all of the culture of the facility were seeing our huge upswing in our and all landing and trail you about the boat landings. Is there some new stuff this year with the bulimics this year we've gone to computerized re...

4 MINJUN 16
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Franciscan Spirituality Center - Barb Kruse

Franciscan Spirituality Center920 Market StreetLa Crosse, WI 54601Welcome to the Franciscan Spirituality Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin’s, What is Spirituality podcast. Your host, Steve Spilde, is the associate director at the Center. His guests talk about their evolving understanding of God. My name is Steve Spilde, and today I’m meeting with Barb Kruse. Welcome, Barb. Thanks, Steve. Good to be here. We've known each other for about five years. We met before when we were part of the Spiritual Direction Preparation Program and that is a program of the Franciscan Spirituality Center and you were on the staff long before I joined the staff of the FSC. So, could you tell me when you joined the staff of the Center and, what brought you here. Sure. So, I knew about the Center and have been part of Spirituality Center long before I started working on staff and probably I think I began coming to the Center maybe in the ‘90s and looking for spiritual direction. I remember coming to an En...

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E7 City of La Crosse - Char Wegner City Recycling

Transcription is for SEO purposes only. To find out more about the city of La Crosse please visit their website www.cityoflacrosse.org to find out more about Podcast For Hire please visit PodcastForHire.comLa Crosse Wisconsin is a great place to work and play lacrosse. Vision 2020 podcast this month featuring Char Wegner from the La Crosse recycling department. I first met Char nine years ago, eight, nine years ago when the city of La Crosse first started talking about bringing the garbage carts out and bring the recycling carts out and I thought to myself there's no way that these things can be great, Char. You told me when he came in to talk to me my radio show that these things can be fantastic and I won't regret it. Just what Char you are absolutely 100% right. I love them. I really like them AI with a nonbeliever off and he actually may bring one surprise and I went from having six garbage cans a week to one garbage spin and one recycle bin and honestly my recycle bin fills up ...

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E19 Chris Jones 1 Word -Drones and virtual shows

Chris Jones is well known for his appearance on America’s Got Talent when he made the impossible happen: Known germaphobe Howie Mandel shook hands with Heidi, Howard, and Mel live. Since his first TV appearance, Chris has performed on shows like The Steve Harvey Show, Windy City Live, Good Day Chicago, Penn and Teller, Scam School, and the Adam Carolla Show.

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Franciscan Spirituality Center - Vince Hatt

Franciscan Spirituality Center920 Market StreetLa Crosse, WI 54601Steve Spilde: My name is Steve Spilde. Today I’m here with Vince Hatt, the longtime director of the Franciscan Spirituality Center. Tell me about your work at the Spirituality Center, and maybe specifically your understanding of what the Spirituality Center is all about.Vince Hatt: I started out as basically the Spiritual Director. From there I eventually became Director of the Spiritual Director and Preparation Program, and I eventually became Director. My purpose, I think – one of the main ones, anyway – was to provide a safe place for people to explore the big questions of life. It gave me the most joy when I saw people ask themselves the hard questions and go deeper.Steve: Tell me how you came to the Franciscan Spirituality Center.Vince: I was a priest in Iowa for 27 years. I resigned in 1993. I called Mary Katherine to basically cancel during a retreat because I was no longer going to be a priest, and she said, ‘Would you like to work here?’ I said, ‘Sure.’ She said, ‘Well, that’s good.’ Then I said, ‘How do I apply?’ She said, ‘You’re the only applicant.’ So I resigned on August 15th, 1993 and started here September 7th, 1993. I worked here until I retired.Steve: We’re going to circle back to that, how you ended up here and how you resigned from the priesthood. But I want to find out how you entered the priesthood in the first place. Let’s kind of rewind the tape to the beginning of your life. Tell me who Vince was as a young boy, and how you ended up becoming a priest.Vince: As a young boy, my purpose was to be successful. I not only wanted to be a good student, I wanted to be valedictorian of the class.Steve: Did you succeed?Vince: Yes, of course. When I put my energy into something, it was focused. Then I not only wanted to be the best long-distance runner my school, I wanted to be the best in the conference. My focus was always on succeeding. Another question that arose pretty early is, what is my purpose? I’m a goal-setter, so what’s my purpose? On October 4th, 1957, I was on my way to a cross country meet in Ames, Iowa, and [there] was breaking news. They didn’t use that term as frequently as they do now, but the breaking news was that the Russians had sent up the first space satellite, Sputnik, and then right away I knew my purpose was to catch up with the Russians in space. Because of my record, I was offered a full-ride scholarship to Notre Dame in physics and math. I thought that was my purpose. I didn’t particularly enjoy it, but you know, what am I supposed to do? Well, that was the environment, so I did that until the third year. I was taking a course called “Quantum Mechanics,” and about halfway through the course I thought, ‘You know, maybe someone else can help the United States catch up with the Russians in space.’ I pulled out of that, and then the last year at Notre Dame I was thinking about, what was my purpose? I decided the church needs priests [and] somebody’s got to do it. I was always kind of the guy [who said], ‘Somebody’s got to do it. I would.’ That had good results in some areas, like when I was in high school [and] I got elected to any position, usually I didn’t volunteer. They would come to me and I would say, ‘Somebody’s got to do it.’ That was kind of the person I was, and that’s how I ended up a priest.Steve: What was your experience in the church when you were young?Vince: When I was young, I grew up in an Italian family and the church was very important. I would go to church all the time with my grandparents and my parents. I think my first purpose in the church was to get to heaven. That was my spirituality. That worked pretty well until I hit adolescence. Then I thought, ‘This is not so easy.’ Pretty much the whole thing was getting to...

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E7 Randy Nelson Extra Innings - What things will be different

Contact School District of La Crosse807 East Avenue SouthLa Crosse, Wisconsin 54601(608) 789-7600https://www.lacrosseschools.org/Transcription is for SEO only37 years in the education business and the lasting a last dozen or so into working in administration probably didn't see this coming at all. At the at the end of your career for sure. As we look at this and we look at the on the pandemic of a look at the school closings that we've had what you think. You think will be different in the future. Randy because of this I wish I knew. I wish I could provide everyone with a really clear description of what this is going to be like I can't and I think that one thing is really it's becoming clear to me though is that it's never to be the same it. If this is our education and the way we do education the way we see education is never going to be the same essay that the most simple way because I do believe that even though our work in remote learning. We jumped into that and at times may be haphazard and not at the same level of quality. Perhaps others of face-to-face classroom. We also know that we've got. We have some some students out there. We have some families out there that like that stay like that method of delivery and usually we leave kind of remote learning and online learning as an option that we think about after everything else has failed. Well, you could try reading on that strontium online and I think it's time for us to make sure as we talk about us being the school district of choice to make sure that a remote learning opportunity is considered a viable part of education. When I extrapolate that out into the future. Just a little bit. Part of the immediate future is you don't goodness. What we do in July we got summer school and we have two schools that are on your own calendars and what's going to happen with them in July. Are we gonna be able to start school with them in July so that's one of the that's one of the upcoming questions that were having to answer were just waiting for the next kinds we want to know more about okay, what's after this current safer at home, executive order, there's gotta be something there, since you gotta be some sort of a statement that says okay here's the pattern that were in now until further notice, or until a particular date summer, waiting for that shoe to drop, so that we know better how is this can impact you live in summer school on your own calendars. I have to tell you I also think that even when we get to September. Not so certain that schools can be the same way in September is that as it was last September. To be honest with you, and I think we have to prepare ourselves for that and you know there's a whole process of gotta go through the grieving process when you realize that it's knocking to be the same, but I think once you get through that process. You also then can quickly move in the process of a gate what you can be and what's our opportunity where are we and what how can we make this great because I still think inside of a really huge challenge that were in right now. There's always opportunity our administrative team is been meeting virtually three times per week. I'd be lying if I told you that I love these virtual meetings in my face-to-face guy myself, but I'm getting really tired of these virtual meetings, but else I will be got a good group of folks and what were talking about is Chris trying to extrapolate out to the fall what you know what could this mean so were actually starting to run some scenarios, what would it be like for instance if we had to do school in the fall and we had to do social distancing can we even do it so we been exploring models. For instance, and the models of you in exploring that might be. We arty have a six day cycle ABC DEF you help and so on may be. As it turns out just so that we can only have 1/3 of the students...

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E7 Randy Nelson Extra Innings - What things will be different

E6 Randy Nelson Extra Innings - March School Closings

Contact School District of La Crosse807 East Avenue SouthLa Crosse, Wisconsin 54601(608) 789-7600https://www.lacrosseschools.org/Transcription is for SEO onlyThanks Randy, you know the challenges of the kids and the families are dealing with nowadays is a lot different than what I had to deal with with my other children as they were getting close to graduation. I got twins are graduating this year and is still, it's been different. I feel bad for the seniors in high school this year and I feel bad for the underclassmen as well because they don't have the opportunity to kinda learn from the older kids as their wrapping up the school year and I'm sure that you're probably seeing that throughout the entire school district in Trenton throughout the entire state throughout the entire country right now as we as kids are getting ready to ramp up for their next piece of life, but they haven't really had the chance to turn the pages of the last few chapters of this part of their life. Think this is one of the big challenges that were that everyone is having a not just here in our district but all over the place now and then that really is a lot about how do we come to closure. But how do we help our students come to closure. How do we get them poised and ready for the coming school year and there's a so many questions that go alongside of that. But what were looking at so many different perspectives to end the school year and in this, the graduation piece is one of the one that they were taking a look at now I we've Artie decided this. That's the best closing of summer school for June. That was rather easy to do because we were pretty much required to do that based on the last ordered that Gov. universe of made it doesn't require us to completely close school, but it does require us not to have face-to-face school through June 30. And so we will continue to support learners in this remote learning environment which some learners are finding really good works well for them and others are thinking. Boy that's not that's not gonna work well for me. So some of the face-to-face and small group things in the enrichment kinds of opportunities that we've typically had for June are not going to happen this year as a result of summer school and I were taking a look at July and getting into the July piece and we have not made any decisions in July and July happens to be our most prolific month when it comes to summer school about 80 different courses were running in July. Many of them good hands-on face-to-face kinds of classes and so we don't know the full disposition of that were moving forward and asking people to register as they have always registered for summer school, but it's very possible that summer school in July could be in jeopardy, as well. As we move forward. Read over were waiting for, the next shoe to drop on the state level or the county level or someone is okay, here's what's going to work. Now here's what we do love now here's of the, here's when the numbers are hears of the metrics are and so now here's what we can do next and so come to closure. I think has been a challenge for us. We are doing some adjusting with our curriculum as our teachers made this change from the classroom into the online environment they really had to step back our curriculum folks. We took the time to step back and say okay probably in this environment. This remote learning environment. The coverage of curriculum is not gonna be as broad as it would've been if we would've had you in classroom so actually what they did is they started working on what we would call power standards. No these are the tested standards. The most important standards that we have at the state level in each one of our content areas. Each grade level and support and have a focus on these and then what were trying to do is to make sure that we have a good degree of...

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E5 Randy Nelson Extra Innings - Academies

Contact School District of La Crosse807 East Avenue SouthLa Crosse, Wisconsin 54601(608) 789-7600https://www.lacrosseschools.org/Transcription is for SEO onlyThanks, Randy and his podcast and hoping you can give me your thoughts on academies. We talked about that in the past but exactly what makes an academy on a particular school district. We been working on academies mostly for grades 11 and 12. Probably her most prolific Academy. There is the health science Academy that's in its 10th year and I really started with conversations with folks at Gunderson and also with folks at mail and quickly turned into follow-up conversations with our higher end partners including UW well the turbo and Western what we did as we pulled together and experience for students in grades 11 and 12. It provides an opportunity for them to really good practical hands-on experience in the areas of the health science but we also have a construction academy and we also have an engineering Academy this year for the first times are really excited about these opportunities for students a couple of critical things that really need to happen inside of an Academy model forest. First some sort of a career focus. It's really helping our students get themselves immersed in a career or careers and help them sort out a little bit in their heads. Okay, I've experienced this enough. I don't want to do this or I love this and this is exactly what I want to do for it to be interdisciplinary is also important. We don't want them to take a class on health science just to take a class in health science we really want there to be some connections with other areas, whether it be mathematics or social studies or English language arts or science if it makes sense or physics, so we always want there to be some ways that the teachers who are involved in the program can collaborate with one another and they can provide lessons from several different perspectives of the children they go through the academies. They get all their regular classes even though they gone the Academy they still can graduate with the kids. They started kindergarten with absolutely. So what we've done is we've taken our English 11 English 12 classes to get brought right into an Academy situation. The teachers are given the opportunity that make changes to that curriculum to make it work inside of that particular Academy. So if the students are still getting their English credit there still getting a math credit and they might be getting this career in tech and credit that they're involved with, as well. Salted brings all the pieces together keeps a student on track to graduate but it brings a flavor of that work inside of it so it mathematics. For instance, think of all the mathematics you might find in a construction academy, especially in geometry, so the students are getting credit for that mathematics and while at the same time they're getting credit for understanding of the construction side of it and the safety side of it and how to build things, etc. maybe the physics out of it. There are a lot of components that all come together and students are getting multiple credit for doing this one thing inside of the Academy, which is typically two and half hours or so every morning is part of the schedule a couple of my children have gone to the construction academy at Central High School will now as a union carpenter. The other one graduates in 2020 and is interested in getting into construction as well because of the love of construction that they both learn through going to school. While this is what's really cool I think about the academies because not only is it about pulling together these content areas in math and science, and English language arts with something that's connected to a career, but it also allows some of our staff who really love these kinds of opportunities I can think...

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E5 Randy Nelson Extra Innings - Academies

E4 Randy Nelson Extra Innings - Community Partnerships

Contact School District of La Crosse807 East Avenue SouthLa Crosse, Wisconsin 54601(608) 789-7600https://www.lacrosseschools.org/Transcription is for SEO onlyHad conversations on and off for the last 12 years and I really enjoyed that I really enjoyed watching you bridge the schools with the community I mean just watching how somehow things work as might my cavities, my kids is an example to my four children went to the construction academy at Central High School and had the opportunity to build a garage build a house. My middle son who is enjoying a career now as a as a union carpenter. My youngest son is taking this class at Central High School minutes. Cool to see how to getting kids real life skills that they're going to use after they graduate. Well I think it's I think this is an important part of schools. Fact of the matter is your schools or your community in your community are really your schools. It's a symbiotic relationship and so we really take pride in building strong relationships but also making sure that were were helping students navigate for themselves, their interests, what they might be interested in. We do several skill surveys to help students, determine get some ideas about what they may want to do as they get older and what they may want to consider that nothing locks that under stone your children may be used as some of those who said I always wanted to be a coward. They watched you and the work that you do. Or maybe they took a skill servant said carpenter is one of something I want to get into. They look at what I do. Others, like I want to be in radio's path of a hole in the school District of La Crosse. We have been working diligently to establish opportunities for students and so along the way. Not only have we established the construction academy. We have also have a health science Academy that it's in. Since 10th 10th year we've had a few hundred kids move through this health science Academy grades 11 and 12 and it's really the epitome of I think strong partnerships and that we have for instance as partners. We have male health systems with Gunderson health systems we have UW well in the turbo and we have Western all involved in kids getting credit there getting opportunities inside of that and the getting opportunities off of our campus. It's an important part. We try to do our academies is a get kids off the campus is the most authentic opportunities they can find and we can provide for them inside of the community and those those entities. Those organizations that are working with us are are all about it at the same time they're also looking for a future employees lets us put that on the table. Of course, what were trying to do is to try to find connections. Our health science Academy. For instance, one of the things that our students are required to do is to still watch a surgery. Sometimes you find out the student finds out quickly that the sight of blood. It is not for them and so the sale Decided I am knocking to be a nurse or I'm not cyanotic of this, but I might want to look at something else in the health field really help students start to understand what they are really excited about by actually trying some of those things out and it also saves parents the money and tuition because it helps the students don't maybe go down up a better path maybe what their thing because they've experienced a little bit in their understanding they're talking to adults there talking to mentors and the mentor saying here's what we have to do and we do this, and here's how this happens and so I think that these community connections, the academies, the partnerships that we been running are so important. So why is a sense of community important in schools, but I think that community means everything inside the heart of the community as a strong relationships and so we whether talking about a...

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E4 Randy Nelson Extra Innings - Community Partnerships

E3 Randy Nelson Extra Innings - Rebuilding for Learning

Contact School District of La Crosse807 East Avenue SouthLa Crosse, Wisconsin 54601(608) 789-7600https://www.lacrosseschools.org/Transcription is for SEO onlyI had the opportunity to be a part of your rebuilding for learning and it's in an initiative that I know that the school District of La Crosse had for quite a few years. A chance for teachers to get together and explain some of the things they're doing to some of the other teachers. That way the teachers can all can learn from each other exactly. So we really established a connection between the school District of La Crosse and employees from the county employees from the city and what we were really trying to accomplish with that the organization was once really happening. How can we best support our students, our families, what we've seen. I think over the last few years is that we do have more and more of our students living in crisis. Actually, sometimes at home for various reasons, very complicated reason sometimes and sometimes in navigating those crises really involves a lot of different individuals including social workers, including child protective services, etc. and so what we really try to do in the first few years of rebuilding for learning was to bring together individuals we've had about 100 2025 people at our first one and it really was to bring together individuals from the city and the County and the school district and just have face-to-face meetings and build relationships with one another so that when it is time for us to have a discussion about a certain situation that we all should be involved with and supporting a family and supporting a child that is not the first time we've had a discussion with each other. We recognize faces. We recognize voices and we can get past those sub pleasantries and really get into the challenges that might be existing so that we can best help a child and get that child back on the right track again and so it started as a small group about 120 people last year. I think it was 1400 and we are a La Crosse Center and so we had our staff there several concurrent sessions about a myriad of different issues and challenges that were experiencing center classrooms in our community. All of these things are so intertwined and just having a good opportunity to visit with one another about that and also to gain knowledge from others. Send some experts in the field so that we can do our jobs better and I'm wondering Randy if a lot of community members don't realize we do have a group of kids that are homeless in a group of kids that are maybe writing a couch and are at a friend's house rather than having a home to go to because it that they're not getting along with their families or that their living in the car somewhere because they don't have a place to go. Actually, we've talked about school safety a little bit before Bob and I think that what's unfortunate is that for many of our students. School is the safest place in the life it's the place for them to be is the place were they feel safest all the time because outside of school, they're not always sure sure about their own safety. Sometimes whether it's a difficult living situation that their involvement or whether it's of friends who really aren't so much friends along the way and so these are some of the things we try better to understand. We really have been working hard to better understand the cultural pieces that come alongside of the solid instruction and making sure that everyone is welcome everyone has a role of the inclusive practices that are teachers are really trying to also better understand how do we work to make sure every single child is valued every child who somehow is marginalized in our community. Our job in public education is to un-marginalize it goes deeper than just while here, let's take another test store here. Let's do this intervention...

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E3 Randy Nelson Extra Innings - Rebuilding for Learning

E6 City of La Crosse - Jay Odergaurd Park Rec Forestery

Transcription is for SEO purposes only. To find out more about the city of La Crosse please visit their website www.cityoflacrosse.org to find out more about Podcast For Hire please visit PodcastForHire.comThe city vision 2020 podcasts this month featuring Jay oderguard he's got the longest business card in the city of La Crosse is a park rec forestry building and grounds director that I miss anything, to do it with the world as it is not. It's the whole co-fed and all that stuff is a city of La Crosse Park and wrecked department do anything different because of the colder times we try to revolve with recommendation stricture walls are cool. We have been able to keep our part (and we had the playground cold for a while the folder open backup really were just being with all of the culture of the facility were seeing our huge upswing in our and all landing and trail you about the boat landings. Is there some new stuff this year with the bulimics this year we've gone to computerized re...

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