Tony Castaneda talks with Ken Baun of Open Doors for Refugees, a new group that brings together people and organizations that want to welcome new refugees to the Madison area. Open Doors will sponsor a potluck picnic on Sunday, August 7 where people can meet, learn and enjoy free music and activities.
One topic you wont hear about at the Democratic convention is public education. Tony Castaneda and guest Tim Slekar of Busted Pencils discuss what the Dems need to do to build public support for schools that prepare our kids for full citizenship, not test taking.
Tony Castaneda interviews Greg Gelembiuk of the Community Response Team (CRT) about Madison Police Chief Mike Koval’s leadership and policy problems, especially use of force policies. CRT is spearheading a community effort to make Koval accountable for his actions.
Britain’s Chilcot report lays out in detail the incompetence and outright lies used to sell the Iraq war. Tony Castaneda’s guests, Jennifer Loewenstein of Penn State and Norm Stockwell of The Progressive, discuss what was known during the war buildup versus the version peddled by Tony Blair, George Bush and other war supporters.
The Wisconsin Legislature recently prohibited access to public land on the Mississippi River by crossing railroad tracks. These lands are now effectively off limits. Tony Castaneda talks with Charlie Preusser, editor of the Crawford County Independent about whether there’s really a safety issue and how access could be restored.
Tony Castaneda chats with Bob Queen, longtime music organizer for the Marquette Waterfront Festival. Bob is known for bringing the best international music acts to the Waterfront and other neighborhood festivals. Find out about this year’s music lineup and other highlights of the festival, coming up this Saturday and Sunday at Yahara Place Park.