It’s been five years since the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling. Peter Skopec, leader of the Reclaiming Our Democracy campaign at WISPIRG, joins Buzz host Jan Miyasaki to discuss the impact of the ruling, particularly on the 2014 congressional election here in Wisconsin.
Daniel Weiner, counsel with the Brennan Center for Justice, talks with Jan about his recently released report, “Citizens United, Five Years Later.
Jan Miyasaki talks with James Henry, Senior Fellow at Columbia University’s Center for Sustainable International Investment and Senior Advisor with the Tax Justice Network, about the recent cache of files made available on February 9th. These files support the claim that HSBC helped clients in more than 200 countries evade taxes.
Professor Tim Yu, of UW Faculty Organizing for Change, joins Buzz host Jan Miyasaki to talk about Governor Walker’s proposed $300,000,000 cut in funding to the UW system and how the proposed conversion of the UW system to a public authority will effect governance and curriculum.
Laura Olah, of Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger, a member of Community Shares, talks about the history of the group and the Badger Army Ammunition plant.
Janine Wedel is a university professor in the School of Public Policy at George Mason University and a Senior Research Fellow of the New America Foundation. She joins 8 O’Clock Buzz host Jan Miyasaki to talk about her new book “Unaccountable.”