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Tuesday, Jan, 21 2014

    Human trafficking, subjecting women to become sex slaves, is a topic most
of us would rather not talk about.  But it's here, in the Fox Valley, in greater measure
than most of us realize.  Some of the victims are barely into their teens.
     An organization, 5 Stones, was formed to fight the practice.  Its position statement
is "fighting the giant of sex trafficking."  The founding member of 5 Stones is Connie
Campbell,  who maintains the  solution lies in awareness and education, not
punitive action.
     Take some time to hear the two-part series,  posted on our website, whby.com. 
You'll find it under Audio Vault as an Assignment Fox Cities. The message Connie
Campbell shares is an eye-opener and may encourage you to join the fight.


    
    
    

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Assignment Fox Cities

Friday, Jan, 10 2014

     As you watch the Green Bay Packers home football games you recognize the players
and coaches, but rarely do you pay attention to the "chain gang."   They're the ones who
keep tabs on yards gained and the downs.
     A member of that chain gang is Outagamie County Judge John Des Jardins, who has been
performing those sideline chores for about 13 years.   Des Jardins had those duties at the
high school level, but  wanted to take it up a notch.   So he applied to the Packers and
was hired in 2000.
     Des Jardins is 5 foot 8,  weighs 150 pounds, and admits "it's pretty humbling" sharing
the sidelines with the those giants of the NFL.   The story is posted on our website, whby.com,
under Audio Vault.   You're sure to enjoy it.

 

    

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Assignment Fox Cities

Saturday, Dec, 14 2013

     Outagamie County Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are set to begin
working with children who are abused or neglected in a program that gets underway
next month.  Currently there are 15 advocates, screened and fully-trained to work
with children, their families and the courts.
     We got a glimpse of what the program is all about while interviewing Executive 
Director Maria Turner and two advocates, Susan Sykes and Mitch Vesaas.
     Catch their story on Assignment Fox Cities heard on WHBY Wednesday,
December 18th, at 6:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. 
     Take some time to give it a listen.  It's sure to Open Your Eyes and Open Your 
Heart, a theme used by CASA Fox Cities.


                                                                                                         

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Assignment Fox Cities

Friday, Dec, 6 2013

     Police agencies in greater numbers are turning to social media to solve crimes.  By using
social media, police have the additional eyes, ears and data provided by those who share
the technology, and it's  paying big dividends.
     Appleton police Sergeant Dave Lund says they have used social media for several years, but
now do so on a daily basis.   It paid-off heavily in their search for a hit-and-run driver who struck
and killed a bicyclist on east Wisconsin Avenue.
     After a Lawrence University student was struck by a hit-and-run drver on College Avenue, a
police video of the incident generated tens-of-thousands of responses.
     Sergeant Lund details the use of social media and how it helps police solve crimes in
Assignment Fox Cities, posted on our website, whby.com.
    
    
    

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Assignment Fox Cities

Monday, Dec, 2 2013

  Years in the making, the Outagamie County Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
program is ready to begin serving abused and neglected children in the county.   The
program will be up-and-running early next year.   
   Fifteen advocates have been thoroughly screened, trained, and are ready to serve as a
liaison between the children,  their families and the courts.
   The CASA Fox Cities story is now posted on our website, whby.com, under Audio Vault.
Highlight that, get a drop-down menu and the feature Assignment Fox Cities appears.
   In the program, Executive Director Maria Turner details the program, and two advocates,
Susan Sykes and Mitch Vesaas, share their involvement.   Judge John DesJardins, long a
proponent of the program, says the intervention will help judges make decisions in the
best interest of the children.
   Give it a listen.   Study the accompanying picture of the poster child and its caption:
Open Your Eyes, Open Your Heart.

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