Wednesday Noon Live, Other Broadcasts & Updates
Wednesday Noon Live Plus Other Broadcasts
Noon Live (WNL) is a monthly live video broadcasts that highlights a key issue or priority area here in the state of Wisconsin. Catch Wednesday Noon Live on Facebook at 12:00pm on the first Wednesday of each month!
March 2022 Wednesday Noon Live: Pastor Peter Jonas shares his experience working with other clergy and lay leaders advocating against Trempealeau County becoming a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary (Gun Sanctuary). Several of the advocates experienced push back. Hear what happened to the county proposal. Rev. Jeff Wild discusses his work blacksmithing and peacemaking. Can transforming guns into garden tools transform our hearts? PDF – March 2022 Updates
February 2022 Wednesday Noon Live: Special Guests: Hunger Leaders Deb Martin of All Saints Lutheran Church in Oshkosh, part of the East Central Synod, and Cindy Dobberke, member of Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Mukwonago, part of the Great Milwaukee Synod. Also hear our legislative updates. PDF – February-2022-Updates
January 2022 Wednesday Noon Live: Special Guest is Giovana Oaxaca, ELCA Program Director, Migration Policies, gives an overview of 2021 in relation to immigration and refugees, beginning with comments about the insurrection Jan. 6, 2021. What can we advocate for in 2022? PDF – January 2022 Updates
September 2020: Wednesday Noon Live with a special interview with Vance Blackfox, the new ELCA Desk Director for American Indian Alaska Native Tribal Nations. For our written update: September 2021 Update PDF
August 2021: LOPPW August Updates 2021
Note: LOPPW will take a break from Wednesday Noon Live for the summer. Please catch WNL this fall on Facebook!
Our special guest was Ruth Ivory-Moore, ELCA Director of Environmental and Corporate Responsibility. Join us on FB
Join us to learn about what’s next for masks and vaccinations in Wisconsin, and other updates plus a special interview with Rev. Jonathan Barker of Grace Lutheran Church in Kenosha. Learn about his recent fasting and upcoming 21-day fast for climate justice!
November 2020: Wednesday Noon Live: Audio/Visual/Written Newsletter – 11/2020 Video Podcast With special guest Peggy Weber, RN, MSN – COVID, the Elections, and now the Holidays: How do we cope?
Join us for updates and a special interview with Peggy Weber, RN, MSN – COVID, Elections, and now the Holidays: How are we to cope? Peggy worked as a nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison for 50 years in areas including psychiatry and palliative care. She also has a background as a parish nurse in Catholic churches. Peggy is currently on St. Mary’s Ethics Board and uses her nursing gifts to continue serving her community. During COVID, she has offered guidance on non-death loss.
October 2020: Wednesday Noon Live: Audio/Visual/Written Newsletter – 10/2020: VideoPDF version Oct 2020 With special guest Reid Magney of the Wisconsin Elections Commission
Special Election Broadcast: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm CST. With the U.S. presidential election fast approaching, ELCA Advocacy and the Racial Justice Advocacy Network of Women of the ELCA invite you to join an informational webinar about voting. The webinar will cover early voting and mail-in voting. Presenters will also share information about the ELCAVotes campaign and how you can get involved. You will get a look at the Nov. 3 presidential election from a national and local perspective. Please join the event by clicking this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/reg…/WN_NXRp7ykjR9Gz4NiMPw_AlA
Those of you who have expressed interest will need to click the link and sign up.
Presenters will include:
Jennifer DeLeon, director for justice, Women of the ELCA
The Rev. Amy Reumann, director, ELCA Advocacy
Regina Q. Banks, J.D., director, Lutheran Office of Public Policy—California
The Rev. Cindy Crane, director, Lutheran Office of Public Policy in Wisconsin
Taina Diaz-Reyes, hunger advocacy fellow, ELCA Advocacy
September 2020: Wednesday Noon Live September 2020 – We gained valuable insights about our neighbors in detention during the pandemic and concrete information on what we can do. Join us with our special guests:
- Attorney Mary Campbell is the program director for ELCA’s AMMPARO, which means in Spanish the protection of a living creature from suffering or damage. The acronym – Accompanying Migrant Minors with Protection, Advocacy, Representation and Opportunities Mary.Campbell@elca.org
- Ms. Marisol Fuentes de Dubon is part of the Greater Milwaukee Immigration Task Force. She administers the Detained Migrant Project, which is a joint effort between Emmaus ELCA and the Racine Interfaith Coalition, funded with generous support from AMMPARO. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr. Stephanie Mitchell is a Professor of Latin American History at Carthage College, is a member of Emmaus Lutheran Church, which many people know from when one of our own student pastors, Minister Betty Rendon was deported, And Dr. email@example.com
August 2020: Wednesday Noon Live August 2020 with a focus on the new Mask Mandate, featuring Reverend Blake Rohrer with a response as a citizen and Christian to the the state mandate on masks. Green Bay Alderwoman Barbara Dorff responding to the threats to the City Council after their local mandate and her hopes for the future; Mr. William Mattson of LOPPW’s council and Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rhinelander responding to issues he sees locally and the mandate.
Additional Special Interview on Caring for God’s Creation (outside of Wed. Noon Live): Talking about Climate Change during the Pandemic Interview with Chief Meteorologist Bob Lindmeier
June WNL Broadcast – June 3, 2020, Noon: Wednesday Noon Live with updates and special interview with ELCA Program Director of Domestic Policy John Johnson, Washington, D.C.
Additional Special Interview Addressing Hunger (outside of Wed. Noon Live): Food Truck Ministry: Filling a hole during the pandemic – interview with Rev. Lindsey Buekelman of All People’s Lutheran Church in Milwaukee
Additional Special Interview Addressing Policing (outside of Wed. Noon Live): Policing & the Use of Force with former Madison Police Chief and Police Officer in Minneapolis, now an Episcopal priest, Father David Couper.
Additional Special Interview Addressing Domestic Abuse, Child Abuse, and Sex Trafficking (outside of Wed. Noon Live): The Pandemic and Living on the Edges of Safety: Interview with Sue Sippel of the Family Center in Wisconsin Rapids talking about domestic abuse; Jan Miyasaki of Project Respect in Madison talking about sex trafficking; Sharyl Kato of the Rainbow Project in Madison talking about child abuse
Additional Event Addressing a New Social Statement (outside of Wed. Noon Live): “Government and Civic Engagement: Discipleship in a Democracy” moderated by Rev. Dr. Roger Willer. Zoom Recording of Social Message Draft Discussion
Additional Special Interview Addressing Hunger (outside of Wed. Noon Live: Great tips and wisdom from Sharry Hebert, Food Pantry Coordinator, Trinity Lutheran Church in Eau Claire. Watch this video: How to Start a Food Pantry:
Additional Special Interview on Caring for God’s Creation (outside of Wed. Noon Live): Our environment since the pandemic and what is possible next: Dr. Erin Zimmerman, Climate Reality Leader, packs a lot of engaging information with a sense of hope into a five-minute presentation, followed by answers to some great questions.
Hear from Nurse Elizabeth “Buffy” Riley, who went from Memorial Hospital in Cumberland, WI to help at the epicenter of the coronavirus in New York City, and from Up North News Journalist Julian Emerson, who followed Buffy’s story (below is one of his articles). Buffy has been struggling with her health after contracting the coronavirus while working in New York, and will join us at noon on May 5 only if she is feeling well. Julian has permission to share her story if she is not up for an interview. Please keep Buffy in your prayers.
Additional video: Sudden Surge of Pastors Online!
March’s focus is on Immigration!
Wednesday Noon Live March 2020 via Facebook: Attorney Molly Dobberke Riehle discussed her work at a detention center in Texas and her work with domestic abuse through Centrol Legal, where she serves as the executive director. Wednesday Noon Live Co-host and Advisory Council Member Andy Twiton also shared his experiences at the border. Both Molly and Andy made their journeys via ELCA programs and have significant stories to tell.
We created a video of our interview with Chief Meteorologist Bob Lindmeier from our most recent Wednesday Noon Live. Please feel free to use in your congregations and other communities and share on social media:
January 2020: Wednesday Noon Live January 8, 2020 Featuring Chief Meteorologist Bob Lindmeier on Climate Change and Natural Disasters Podcast 20-minute interview with Chief Meteorologist Bob Lindmeier – VIDEO 20-minute interview with Chief Meteorologist Bob Lindmeier – Podcast
Featuring Attorney Rachel Monaco-Wilcox on anti-sex trafficking and Safe Harbor legislation
First Wednesday Noon Live in October 2019 Featuring Trinidad Ariztia, ELCA Program Director for Development and Migration Policy on What is happening with public policies on immigration and refugees