Upcoming events

    • September 20, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Oakwood Village University Woods Auditorium/Arts Center

     


    This Concert is FREE to PLATO members and their guests.


    Free enclosed parking.  


    Registration is not required.
        




      


    Bill Miller


    Award Winning Artist

    Bill Miller is an award-winning Native Mohican recording artist, performer, singer/songwriter, activist, painter, and world-class flute player. Miller has produced over a dozen albums, received three GRAMMY® Awards, numerous Native American Music Awards & Association (NAMA) Awards (including a “Lifetime Achievement” Award)..


    Wisconsin Roots, National Reputation

    A Mohican Indian from northern Wisconsin, Miller grew up amid the streams and woodlands of the reservation (his tribe is properly called Mahicanuk, which means “People From Where The Waters Are Never Still”). He has long been one of the most admired figures in the Native American arts and activist arenas, and beyond – a voice for the voiceless, a link between two great and clashing civilizations.


    Visual Art Collected by Smithsonian Museum

    Bill Miller pursues an equally active career as a visual artist and musician. Constantly creating fresh works of visual art, his painted masterpieces and drawings have been shown and sold in prestigious galleries around the country, while several of his iconic paintings have been acquired by the Smithsonian Museum and other important collections.



    Performance Style

    In his unique style, Bill will introduce Native Mohican traditions and how they can help us deal with some of the most vexing problems of the day.

    Bill will play some of his award winning Flute and Guitar music and sing to highlight the following Native American traditions.  

    + Twelve Feathers of Healing:

    Bill addresses the storms of life that we all face and presents the essential keys to healing your spirit - reconciling yourself to the past, improving yourself in the present, and looking forward to the future.

    + The Earth as Sacred Ground

    Today we face an extreme responsibility to protect the sacred land on which we flourish.  With this talk, Bill gives his perspective on environmental responsibility - appreciating our blessings and giving back. to ouer roots.



    Ghostdance album song sampler   https://music.apple.com/us/album/ghostdance/712126247
     a sampler of the style and depth of his Native American Traditions

    Opening with a theme reminiscent of “Toyland” (from Free to Be You and Me), Native American artist Bill Miller combines the idiosyncratic vocal styles of Chris Isaak and Lyle Lovett with traditional instruments to suggest a lingering Indian presence. Miller himself provides most of the instrumentation, which complements his soaring vocals well. The title track is acoustic pop reminiscent of Richard Julian, while the instrumental “The Last Stand” mixes a courtship flute with aggressive rhythms. The feedback-accented “Forgive” tells a pair of stories with no final resolution. The opening theme returns at the close on “The Sun Is Gonna’ Rise,” a mournfully hopeful ballad that reminds listeners that the cycle of life never truly ends.

    Location & Parking Instructions:

    Oakwood Village University Woods Auditorium/Arts Center  
    6205 Mineral Point Road    
    Madison, Wisconsin 53705    

    608-230-4427  
    www.oakwoodvillage.net  

     
    Free parking is available in designated spaces at Oakwood Village - University Woods outdoors & underground. 

    To access underground parking:

    • Enter at the stoplight on Mineral Point Rd.; take the left fork & go to the SECOND driveway on the right.  Look for the sign indicating parking. 
    • Press the button located next to the garage door to speak to attendant; say you are there for a PLATO Lecture.
    • Park in any available Visitor space.

     

    Questions?   Contact information: Mike Di Iorio mdiiorio@tds.net


    • October 09, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Oakwood Village University Woods Auditorium/Arts Center

     

    This lecture is FREE to PLATO members and their guests.
        

    Free enclosed parking.  




    Registration is not required.






    Lecture Description


    Review of Past Healthcare Reforms

    We start with the first Federal intervention in 1798 and continue through various designed and inadvertent interventions into the healthcare system. This journey will make stops in the 1940’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, 1990’s, 2000’s, 2010 and today. 

    What Makes the US population Unique?

    We will define the unique cost drivers within the US population that set us apart from both the Canadian and Western European systems. Then we will apply these concepts to the Affordable Care Act, and the modifications made since it became law. 

    Possible Future Healthcare Plans

    We will review the current Proposals, such as: "Medicare for All", "Buy in to either Medicare or Medicaid" and "the Public Plan Option" and other proposals.

    We will leave plenty of time for discussion.


    David Grunke

    Speaker, Coach & Instructor

    For over 40 years David has made presentations on a diverse portfolio of topics including Health Care Reform. 

    Currently, David is an Associate Facility member of The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. The topics that David presents to Insurance Companies executives and their agents include Health Insurance & Employee Benefit Concepts, and Ethics. 

    As a noted resource on Health Care Systems/Delivery/Financing, David has presented to the National and WI State Associations of Health Underwriters, and many insurance agencies and companies on Health Care Reform.   

    In addition, David leads classes on Health Care in conjunction with various Chambers of Commerce, most recently, Monroe WI and the Latino Chamber of South-Central WI.

    Location & Parking Instructions: 

    Lecture Location:

    Oakwood Village University Woods Auditorium/Arts Center  
    6205 Mineral Point Road    
    Madison, Wisconsin 53705    

    608-230-4427  
    www.oakwoodvillage.net  

     
    Free parking is available in designated spaces at Oakwood Village - University Woods outdoors & underground. 

    To access underground parking:

    • Enter at the stoplight on Mineral Point Rd.; take the left fork & go to the SECOND driveway on the right.  Look for the sign indicating parking. 
    • Press the button located next to the garage door to speak to attendant; say you are there for a PLATO Lecture.
    • Park in any available Visitor space.

     

    Questions?   Contact information: Tim Otis tierneyotis@gmail.com


    • November 20, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Capitol Lakes Retirement Community, 333 W Main St., Auditorium, Madison


     

    Free to PLATO members and guests.

    Registration is not required.

    Free parking in ramp in designated Capitol Lakes Visitor spaces.  


     




    Lecture Description

    USAID is the world's premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development. USAID's work advances U.S. national security and economic prosperity, demonstrates American generosity, and promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience.

    As a retired senior US Diplomat, Dr. Cheema will talk about her experiences and insights on the following topics:

    The Role of US AID in World diplomacy 

    Life of a diplomat, some personal vignettes

    How USG diplomacy works and how it has changed over time

    J.K. Cheema, PhD

    Dr. Jatinder Cheema, has lived and served in multiple countries managing and overseeing development programs. For nearly thirty five years, she worked in Central Asia, Armenia, South Asia, Afghanistan, and countries in Africa.

    Born in 1942 in India, she witnessed history in the making as the subcontinent of India was being divided into separate countries, India and Pakistan. As a daughter of a civil service officer, moving and living in different places was an integral part of her growing up.

    In 1975, Cheema moved to the United States for graduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. After graduating, she worked with International Organizations as a development consulted and in 1991 joined the United States Agency for International Development as a career Foreign Service Officer. She reached the ranks of a Senior Executive before retiring

    Lecture Location

                        Capital Lakes Auditorium

    333 West Main Street

                         Madison, WI 53703

                         608-283-2000  

    Parking      

    Park in ramp across the street in Capitol Lakes Visitor designated space.  Take a ticket when entering ramp and have it validated at the Front Desk following the lecture.

    Questions    

    Contact Aleta Murray at  a-murray@sbcglobal.net or 608-276-8531.

     

     

     


 

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