In this commentary, Mike McCabe of BlueJean Nation talks party platforms. What’s the purpose? McCabe states party platforms are only relevant to a few thousand delegates for one week a year during the party convention. The excessively verbose documents, he says, are really scaffolds, not platforms.
The 2017 Wisconsin Film Festival will be running from March 30 to April 6. We’ve got three writers leading the preview coverage for Tone Madison—Mark Riechers, Grant Phipps, and Chris Lay. Grant is also covering the festival a bit for the madison film site LakeFrontRow. As in years past, previewing the festival means choking down a lot […]
Farmer Heidi Accola of Roots & Shoots CSA, near Baraboo and Sauk Prairie, takes us into the sugar bush on her farm where she taps about 75 to 100 maple trees each spring. We learn the process of making maple syrup, from drilling holes for the taps and hanging the sap bags, to hauling the sap […]
24 million Americans will lose their health insurance under the new proposed health care law, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The new bill, proposed by Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump, is being dubbed Obamacare-light by critics on both sides of the aisle. Conservatives say it doesn’t eliminate the Affordable Care Act enough.While […]
When do we stop getting excited about science? How can we start again? Tonight, the Perpetual Notion Machine has local artist Rhea Ewing as our guest. Rhea talks with first-time producer Brett Schlough to discuss how we can use art as a tool to get us interested in science again. Their fine arts work encourages […]
“Messaging” is a popular buzz word in political circles. According to Mike McCabe, those who win elections are convinced superior messaging is the secret of their success, while the losers are convinced that faulty messaging was their downfall. In this commentary, Mike McCabe of BlueJean Nation believes good messaging won’t fix a political party’s problems […]