21 episodes

"Bird on a Wire" is a captivating podcast series that delves into meaningful conversations centered around hope, civility, and action. Guided by the charismatic and dedicated host, LuAnn Bird, a remarkable individual hailing from Hales Corners, Wisconsin, whose husband's tragic paralyzing construction accident led to a lifetime of civic engagement. Her background includes being a former State Assembly candidate, a former school board member, and a former Executive Director for the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin.  From her diverse experiences and unwavering commitment to making a positive impact, LuAnn engages guests and listeners alike in thought-provoking discussions that inspire and empower. Through the power of conversation, "Bird on a Wire" serves as a beacon of hope, encouraging individuals to engage actively in their communities and embrace the transformative potential of community action. Listen Live: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Saturday Sunday

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"Bird on a Wire" is a captivating podcast series that delves into meaningful conversations centered around hope, civility, and action. Guided by the charismatic and dedicated host, LuAnn Bird, a remarkable individual hailing from Hales Corners, Wisconsin, whose husband's tragic paralyzing construction accident led to a lifetime of civic engagement. Her background includes being a former State Assembly candidate, a former school board member, and a former Executive Director for the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin.  From her diverse experiences and unwavering commitment to making a positive impact, LuAnn engages guests and listeners alike in thought-provoking discussions that inspire and empower. Through the power of conversation, "Bird on a Wire" serves as a beacon of hope, encouraging individuals to engage actively in their communities and embrace the transformative potential of community action. Listen Live: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Saturday Sunday

    Hear Wisconsin

    Hear Wisconsin

    In this heartwarming story, Liam Zamzow, age 10, shares what it is like to be born with hearing loss. According to Liam, it's part of who he is.  He says, "I am just a normal 4th grader."  Learn how Hear Wisconsin provided much-needed services for the whole family. Many of us at some point in our lives may experience hearing loss. Liam and his dad teach us how to adapt and still live our lives! 

    • 48 min
     Raging Grannies of Madison

     Raging Grannies of Madison

    In this entertaining podcast, you can listen to creative ways the Raging Grannies highlight issues of justice and safety through song.  I could not help but join in the singing.  Activism happens in many ways and at any age. These dynamic women share how they work to make the world better for our kids and grandkids. 

    • 43 min
    Alex Lasry

    Alex Lasry

    Alex Lasry ran for US Senate because he wants to get things done for Wisconsinites. He helped build the new Milwaukee Bucks arena, helped build a championship team and helped revitalize downtown by creating the Deer District. During the Obama years he worked as a staffer at the White House. Now he plans to play a role in national politics by serving as our Democratic National Committee representative.  He brings a unique blend of business and politics to Milwaukee.  

    • 51 min
    AG Josh Kaul

    AG Josh Kaul

    Attorney General Josh Kaul on Safety, Justice, and Freedom



    In this episode AG Kaul lays out his vision for protecting our freedoms and keeping us safe. Important issues include ending gun violence, protecting women's rights, restoring power to voters through fair maps and more.  He promotes civic engagement and stands up for our rights every day.

    • 41 min
    Motherhood for good

    Motherhood for good

    Kate Duffy and Erin Phillips organized Moms for Mandela after the horrific shooting in Uvalde Texas. It was time to get involved if they were going to keep their children safe. Within a few months they had more than 1000 followers on Instagram.  After Mandela lost they transformed to Motherhood for Good and today they have more than 11,000 followers.  "Moms are master organizers.  If you want to get something done ask a mom." Kate Duffy  Listen to this inspiring story of how to get young people involved!
    Guests: Kate Duffy, Erin Phillips

    • 51 min
    Garrett Smith

    Garrett Smith

    "Meet Garrett Smith, a remarkable US Navy Veteran who defied the odds when he was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) during his military service. Doctors initially gave him a grim prognosis of six to 18 months to live, but here he is, more than six years later, sharing his incredible journey.



    Despite losing the use of his arms and legs and relying on a ventilator, Garrett's indomitable spirit shines through. He harnesses the power of assistive technology to communicate, wears a smile every day, and dedicates his time to volunteering with I AM ALS to support fellow veterans facing this challenging disease.



    Garrett made the life-altering decision to embrace ALS. His story is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit as he continues to lead a fulfilling life, remaining a devoted father and husband to his family. Join us for an inspiring tale of hope, courage, and the determination to make every moment count."



    Garrett Smith's website

    • 44 min

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