Arts Wisconsin promotes access to art — of all kinds — for everyone in the state of Wisconsin. Anne Katz, the Executive Director, talks about this organization’s 25 year history of working toward that end.
A new Wisconsin law, aimed at increasing the transparency of activities surrounding shootings, may actually be slowing the process of releasing police video — according to Chris Ahmaty of the ACLU of Wisconsin. He talks with Jan Miyasaki about their attempts at getting information and video following the shooting of Sylville Smith in Milwaukee.
On the anniversary of the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and more than 5 years following the meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant, Jan Miyasaki talks to Caitlin Stronell of the Citizen’s Nuclear Information Center about the issues surrounding nuclear power in Japan.
More than half of the legislators in Brazil are facing corruption charges, according to Maria Luisa Mendonca from the Brazil Network for Social Justice & Human Rights. And the President, Dilma Rousseff, is being impeached with no charges made against her. She talks with Jan Miyasaki about politics in Brazil.
Organized 15 years ago, the World Social Forum began as a counterpoint to global corporate control meetings. The WSF strives to be “an open meeting place for reflective thinking, democratic debate of ideas, formulation of proposals, free exchange of experiences and interlinking for effective action, by groups and movements of civil society that are opposed […]
Two weeks after the Republican National Convention, and one week after the Democratic National Convention, attendee and editor-in-chief of The Progressive, Ruth Conniff, reflects on the activities, platforms, and candidates of both parties.