Monthly Archives: July 2009

Update

The latest show of Discover Janesville was taped at yesterday at Codos Coffee (119 N. Main). Many thanks to my guests: Terry Thomas, Teri Huber, Jose Carrillo and David McKay!

Terry Thomas talked about his experiences of working for the General Motors, becoming a student, receiving his Bachelors degree in Accounting and being a Rock County Supervisor.

Teri Huber talked about becoming involving and now doing her 4th year as the manager of Janesville’s farmers market.

During the filming, Terry and Teri discovered that they live and have lived just several houses away from each and never knew that until they came to be on the show!

Jose Carrillo talked about some of the many community groups that he is involved with, and about his journey from being a migrant worker in California to a 30-year veteran with the General Motors.

Dave McKay teaches history at UW Rock. We talked about everything from the founding of the respublic, to freeing of the slaves to dropping of the nuclear bomb on Japan. Dave knows and cares deeply about history and it is very apparent when you see how he talks about it.

Discover Janesville at Janesville Senior Center

Here is the latest episode of Discover Janesville with Yuri Rashkin. It features interviews with Roger Axtell, Kevin Murray, Janet McLean and Pat Tobin. Our guest from the Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board this month is Gregg Bosak. This episode was filmed at the Janesville Senior Center, one of great amenities available to Janesville residents. In fact, you don’t even have to be a Janesville resident to enjoy what the Senior Center has to offer. People come from many surrounding communities to take part in various programs offered.

Our guests:

Roger Axtell is a retired executive with Parker Pen Company. Roger has also co-authored of a whole series of books titled “Dos and Taboos”, which cover any number of potentially embarassing situations, which can be encountered by American business travels. Roger has also served on the Board of Regents for the University of Wisconsin system and is a distinguished public speaker. In our interview, we took the opportunity to cover all of those areas of Roger’s life and much more. On top of everything that Roger has accomplished, he is a famous story-teller!

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Kevin Murray is a retired fire-fighter and a member of the Janesville School Board. Our conversation included talking about being a firefighter, being in public service, Kevin’s experience working with Tim Cullen and the Studer Group.

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Pat Tobin and Janet McLean

Pat and Janet are the two wizards of the Senior Center, who’ve been here for 20 and 15 years respectively. Both teachers, Janet and Pat are a big part of the reason that the Senior Center is as popular among those over 50 as it is. In our interview we learned more about the women running the center, as well as about the many programs offered to the center’s users.

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Gregg Bosak

Gregg works for the Southwest Workforce Wisconsin Development Board and he joined us for the interview to talk about the many programs offered by the SWWDB, including the newest – Hire a Neighbor – which is done in a partnership with Monster.com. Gregg also talked about CORD, which stands for Collaborative Organizations Responding to Dislocation.

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