Can we afford 20% administrative overhead in healthcare? Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, practicing physician and co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program discusses how a single-payer healthcare system, a.k.a. “Medicare for all”, can help insure everyone with only a 2% overhead, using models already in use in other countries.
Jan Miyasaki talks to Clarissa Pearson from the Black-Latino Unity Picnic, an annual coalition-building gathering being held this year at Penn Park on Sunday, August 28th from 1-5 PM.
8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing visits, in the studio, with Jack Williams, a professor of Geography at the University of Wisconsin Madison, who has studied the complex interlinkages between extinct megafauna and the North American environment. Conservationists have an impressive list of success stories of species rescued and reintroduced from the brink of extinction: gray […]
8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing with guest Theresa Williamson, Director of Catalytic Communities, discuss the long-term and short-term social impacts of the 2016 Olympiad held in Rio de Janeiro. Williamson has worked in and studied Rio’s favelas for decades. The 2016 Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, completed on Sunday, officially cost a total of $12 billion, […]
Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, Director of the Racial Wealth Divide initiative of the Corporation for Enterprise Development talks to Jan Miyasaki about the wealth (not just income) gap in America’s society today, where the average household wealth of blacks is about 1/8 that of white households, and the wealth of latinos is just over 1/7 of white […]
Arts Wisconsin promotes access to art — of all kinds — for everyone in the state of Wisconsin. Anne Katz, the Executive Director, talks about this organization’s 25 year history of working toward that end.