8 O'Clock Buzz
Jerome Dillard of EXPO (Ex incarcerated People Organizing) interviews Wisconsin state senator Lena Taylor about issues related to Wisconsin prisons and the prison system in the state.
Jerome Dillard interviews David Liners from WISDOM, a grassroots organization comprised mostly of religious congregations of many denominations, from about 160 congregations of 19 different religious traditions. Besides criminal justice reform,WISDOM and its local organizations promote Immigrant Rights, Economic Justice, Health Care availability, Public Transportation, Workforce Housing, and more.
On April 2, 2017, the Safe Alliance of Interfaith Leaders in Columbus, Ohio organized the first Interfaith March for Peace and Justice. The turnout exceeded organizers’ expectations, filling a city block six abreast. This year, on April 29th the march goes bigger, hoping to pull off sister marches across the nation. Joining Eight O’Clock Buzz […]
Seven years ago, UW Madison grad student Gergens Polynice departed his Port Au Prince home to return to Madison just hours before a 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the Island of Haiti. Polynice’s family survived, but Polynice noticed that traditional relief agencies, like the Red Cross, were focused on immediate disaster aid. No one at the time […]
The volume of food we all throw away is truly staggering. Some 40% of the food produced in the U.S. never gets eaten. While households can do more to reuse or compost food before it ends up in the landfill, you have to look a little further along the supply chain to find the real […]
“Religion Around Billie Holiday” is the most recent book written by Tracy Fessenden, associate director and faculty head in religious studies at Arizona State University. Her book discusses the culture of religion in society that influenced the person and the music of Billie Holiday, and talks about the book with Jan Miyasaki.