Poet Shameaca Moore reads her poem “So White Outside” in front of the South Madison Police Station on December 5, 2014.
All kinds of labor issues popping up lately — Right to Work (for less), massive city and county union re-organization drives, and the intersection of low-wage worker strikes and the Black Lives Matter movement. Barry Eidlin joins the Buzz to put all this into context.
UW computer science grad student Shike Mei is using social media to track air pollution in China – in real time, no less.
The Poem of the Week — this time from the Friday December 5 “Black Lives Matter” rally at the South Madison Police Station.
Better make sure the delicate knicknacks are well-secured… Tuba Christmas is coming up, and we had a quartet of low brass coming in to the studio to shake the ground, rattle the walls and give us a preview.
President Obama issued an executive order to reform U.S. immigration policy. Will it it make a difference? Alex Gillis of the Immigrant Workers Union, joins us with a reaction.