8 O'Clock Buzz
In the continuing monthly series on Madison Sister City groups, Jan talks with Jerreh Kujabi about the Madison-Kanifing (The Gambia) sister city project, including the cultural enrichment and economic empowerment the relationship strengthens.
The U.S. has over 800 military bases on foreign soil, costing an estimated $51 Billion annually to continue to build and maintain. These constitute over 90% of all military bases in foreign countries, displacing local populations and acting as provocations against the U.S.. Catherine Lutz, author of “The Bases of Empire: The Global Struggle Against […]
With the deadline for signing up for healthcare approaching quickly (this Saturday, December 15th), many people are trying to navigate the complexities and might not know what their cheapest options are. Adam VanSpankeren, “Lead Navigator” from Covering Wisconsin talks about how that organizations helps people manage those options, and an open healthcare signup clinic they […]
A couple of weeks ago, we spoke with the City of Madison’s sustainability coordinator about the work city government has undertaken to clean up its act. However, the public sector makes up only a small percentage of the carbon emissions, waste, fossil fuel consumption produced in the Madison/Dane County area. Getting the private sector to […]
During his tenure in the Governor’s office, outgoing Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker frequently touted the work his Administration did to combat waste and fraud in state government. Walker bragged that in 2017, state inspectors found $150 million in Medicaid fraud and overpayments. That sounds impressive, until you realize that $150 million is less than 2% […]
Last week state lawmakers passed several bills in a lame-duck extraordinary session that will give the legislature more authority, a move that takes place a month before Governor-elect Evers and Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul are set to take office. Writer and journalist Dan Kaufman was in Madison to follow this extraordinary session, and he joins […]