Episode 2: The Big Pivot!

Imagine that in the first episode we were facing one direction—looking toward the past. We are going to start there—and during the course of this episode, we are shifting our view and orientation toward what the future holds for Wild Bill’s.

In this episode, we chat with Dr. Mercedes Bern-Klug, the Director of the University of Iowa School of Social Work, who shares her memories of Bill Sackter and talks with Jen and Stephen about the future plans.

We would like to thank Lane Wyrick, who kindly supplied the audio of Bill Sackter playing his harmonica. Lane Wyrick directed the 2011 documentary A Friend Indeed, about the life of Bill Sackter.

Published by Stephen Cummings

I've been involved with the social work field for over 20 years, although I needed a good mentor early on to state explicitly: "You know what you are doing is social work, right?" I worked with a community-based agency for people with intellectual disabilities before seeking my MSW. After graduating, I worked as a hospital social worker for 10 years, focusing on interventions for trauma patients and families. I've had an interest in technology in the field of social work practice, which led me to my current role as the Distance Education Director and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa School of Social Work.

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