How is Madison moving towards racial and criminal justice in Dane County? The Jail Reform Work Groups, created following the May resolution for comprehensive jail reform, have reported back with their findings. Today Carousel Bayrd talks with County Board Supervisors Shelia Stubbs and Leland Pan on this and where prison reforms are going.
What is the status on the Judge Doyle Square project? What are the benefits? What are the risks? Today on A Public Affair Carousel Bayrd talks with District 15 Alder David Ahrens on why he opposes the project.
What does the new Restorative Justice Initiative mean for low-level youth offenders? Today host Carousel Bayrd talks with YWCA’s Ali Treviño-Murphy and Timebank’s Stephanie Rearick and Lorrie Hurckes to discuss the new initiative that allows youths who receive a Municipal Violation from the City of Madison to go through a restorative justice program instead of court.
How is the school year going? What about the behavior improvement plan, community schools, teacher diversity, racial equity, test scores, white flight, and school voucher schools? Today Carousel Bayrd talks with Madison Metropolitan School District Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Cheatham today to discuss the upcoming year and her vision for the future.
Would the bill requiring a photo ID for food stamp recipients really prevent fraud? Or would it make it more difficult for those in need to receive assistance?
Today Carousel Bayrd talks with Vicky Selkowe , Legal Aid of Wisconsin Director of Legislative, Rulemaking and Training Compliance for Legal Action of Wisconsin about the two bills before the assembly that will make it harder for those on public assistance to participate in FoodShare and Unemployment Insurance
Should the homeless be kicked off public benches? Are the homeless a nuisance for Downtown Madison? To continue the discussion on homelessness in Madison, today Carousel Bayrd talks with Central District Captain of Police Carl Gloede, YWCA Housing First Case Manager Libby Tucci, and Susan Schmitz, President of Downtown Madison Inc. on actions being taken by the city and business owners on the homeless population on the isthmus.