Wisconsin Republicans recently blocked Governor Evers’s nomination for Agriculture Secretary, Brad Pfaff. Wisconsin State Senator Jon Erpenbach says this fighting between Democrats and Republicans is “politics as usual—lately.” On today’s show Senator Erpenbach chats with host Carousel Bayrd about tensions at the capitol. They also talk about needed changes to transportation and access to high-speed […]
Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway recently released a budget proposal for 2020, with the city council scheduled to deliberate and offer amendments the week of November 11. For today’s show, Carousel sits down in the studio with Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway to discuss the budget and her plans and priorities for the city, including improved transit infrastructure […]
It’s budget season! Today on the show, Carousel returns to local government coverage by discussing the vital role of county government in providing services and taking a close look at next year’s county budget with Dane County Executive Joe Parisi.
Approximately 2.4 million Black youth throughout the United States participate in a wide range of after-school programs that focus on tutoring, academic achievement, sports and play, organizing and activism, cultural identity, and more. Today on the show, Carousel sits down with Bianca J. Baldridge to talk about the youth workers who run these programs—who are […]
In the wake of Pacifica Foundation’s announcement yesterday that it would be laying off staff and cancelling programming at WBAI 99.5 FM New York, we spend today’s episode discussing the future of community radio with Ernesto Aguilar from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. He emphasizes the importance of local news and access to information […]
On today’s episode, Ali talks with Chicago-based journalist Nissa Rhee about her work on immigration reporting, youth justice, and mass incarceration. She is joined in the studio by Carousel Bayrd to emphasize the importance of supporting independent, local media. Nissa Rhee is an independent journalist who lives in Chicago. Her work has appeared in a […]