The final Wisconsin job numbers from 2016 are in, and Governor Walker’s promise of 250,000 private sector jobs remains unfulfilled. Marquette economics professor Abdur Chowdhury spoke with Tony Castaneda about the data, the state’s “brain drain”, and the impact of Walker’s labor policies.
With the closing of Oscar Meyer in Madison, we are reminded of Madison’s economic development. Where is it going? How is Madison supporting jobs and how can we create them? Today Carousel Bayrd talks with Satya Rhodes-Conway of COWS and Madison Region Economic Partnership President Paul Jadin.
Each month the Monday Buzz hears the latest from muckrakers at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. Kate Golden and Madeleine Behr joined us on June 1st to share stories of the troubling decline of walleye in the region and the extent of the WEDC’s impact in the northern part of the state.
What do you think about the minimum wage? Can you survive and provide the basic goods and necessities if you are only making minimum wage? Should it be raised or should if stay the same? Find out more on this edition of A Public Affair!
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, out of the 534 jobs of the U.S. economy, women earn more than men in 7 of those jobs. This means that 99% of women earn less than their male counter-parts in the same job. On Tuesday August 27th, our host Carousel Bayrd had an in-depth conversation with former Attorney General Peggy Lautenschlager and Kathy Utley, founding president at Social Innovations for Women and Communities about women in the workforce and how it is impacting our society as a whole.