Wednesday Noon Live Plus Other Broadcasts
An American Epidemic May 26, 2022 statement on shooting in Texas
May 2022 Wednesday Noon Live – Special Guest: Rev. Lanny Westphal to talk about his sister currently living in Ukraine and how Lutherans are responding to the devastating impacts of the war imposed by Russian. PDF – May 2022 Updates
April 2022 Wednesday Noon Live – Special Guest: Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette. How some leaders tried to overthrow the 2020 election results in Wisconsin. What is at stake in the Secretary of State’s position? PDF – April 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
July 2021: LOPPW July 2021 Update
June 2021: Updates with a Pastoral Letter regarding the State Budget LOPPW June 2021 Updates
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?
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
September 2020: Wednesday Noon Live September 2020 – Covid-19 & Detention, featuring Attorney Mary Campbell, Program Director of AMMPARO; Ms. Marisol Fuentes de Dubon, Milwaukee Immigration Task Force & Detained Migrant Project; and Dr. Stephanie Mitchell, Professor of Latin American History at Carthage College & Emaus Lutheran Church (Racine) member.
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 19, 2020: Wednesday Noon Live June 2020 via Facebook focus is on the New Stimulus Bill and SNAP with special guest, John Johnson, ELCA Program Director of Domestic Policy PDF Updates, Announcements, & Advocacy Opportunities
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, please do, in this slighted edited version! She packs a lot of engaging information with a sense of hope into about a five-minute presentation, followed by answers to some great questions people asked.
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