articles tagged "Civil Service"
Monday, 25 November 2013 | buzz
The Wisconsin State Legislature created the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Service 116 years ago. The WGNHS’ mission reads: “We provide objective scientific information about the geology, mineral resources, water resources, soil, and biology of Wisconsin. We collect, interpret, disseminate, and archive natural resource information. We communicate the results of our activities through publications, technical talks, and responses to inquiries from the public. These activities support informed decision making by government, industry, business, and individual citizens of Wisconsin.” But what if private industry and the government don’t care for the information presented, or the individual in the employ of the WGNHS who presents it? And does “providing objective scientific information” mean that the employees of the WGNHS cannot have opinions of their own outside of their work? Geologist Jason Huberty found out the answers to those questions the hard way — at the cost of his job. Jason joined Monday Buzz host Brian Standing on 11/25/2013 to talk about the political pressures that drove him from his job. Photo courtesy of Wisconsin Citizen’s Media Cooperative. more »
Wednesday, 9 January 2013 | buzz
On Tuesday, January 8, our host Aaron Perry spoke with Enis Ragland, honored with the Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award, presented by Mayor Paul Soglin. Enis, raised in Milwaukee, has worked for the city of Madison for eighteen years at the Mayor’s Office, the Affirmative Action Department and the Office of Community Services. He encourages young people to participate in politics and be involved with decision making processes that will affect the community. He also speaks about his experiences working for Senator Coggs’ Office and other elected officials. Listen to the full interview here: more »