GARYVIDEOS at GaryTalk.com – Wondering about overcrowded jail problems in a Wisconsin detention facility at the turn of the century and how the 911 incident affected state law enforcement? There are interesting facts and info about that from nearly twenty years ago in a recently posted discussion with then Wood County, WI Sheriff Kurt Heuer. Heuer talked with Gary Morgan in a videotaped conversation in 2002 about the 9/11/2001 incident, anti-terrorist precautions, the need for additional jail space, and shipping prisoner overflow to outside jails while the county attempted to raise funds for a new jail, and more.
GARYVIDEOS – There once was a wise state politician who was good enough to get re-elected umpteen times from 1970 to 2010. His name, Marlin Schneider, a wise man among politicians who started as an educator turned politician after teaching high school in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. Marlin, born in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, became a young teacher not too long out of college before getting the bug to run for a chance to be elected to represent the 72nd Assembly District in the Wisconsin State Capital. We talk about many subjects in this cable tv show which was originally seen in 2002.
GARYTALK.COM – David Obey celebrated his 80th birthday October 3rd, 2018. For those of you who may not remember Dave, he was a United States Congressman, representing the Wisconsin 7th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives from 1969 to 2011. Obey (OH-Bee) was preceded by Melvin Laird, who resigned to take on the responsibility of Secretary of Defense in the Nixon administration. Prior to becoming a Congressman, Obey was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1963 and served there until 1969 when Laird took on the Secretary of Defense job. Obey’s work ethic and political ideals impressed me enough to influence my decision to try the political arena, myself, for a brief time.