The Wisconsin Legislature has taken the extraordinary step of mandating that all Racine School Board positions be up for election on April 5. Aaron Eick, Vice President of the Racine Education Association, talks with Tony Castaneda about how this flows from Act 10 which stripped collective bargaining rights from teachers and other public employee unions. […]
Mike Basford, Chair of the Dane County Democratic Party talks with Tony Castaneda and Chris Lay about the presidential primary and spring elections coming up on April 5. They discuss the most recent Marquette poll, the pivotal state supreme court race, the presidential primary, local elections, and planning to make sure you can vote on […]
How many ways can Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Legislature wriggle out of accountability? Tony Castaneda and Capital Times reporter Katelyn Ferral count the ways. Ferral’s article, The ‘me-first’ session? analyzes the top 10 dodges from trying to carve exceptions in open records laws to abolishing the Government Accountability Board.
In the last state budget, with no pubic input, legislators slipped in a requirement that all Wisconsin high school students must pass a civics test to graduate. Tony Castaneda talks with Tim Slekar of the BustED Pencils blog and Dean of Education at Edgewood College, about the racist underpinnings of this apparently all-American requirement. They […]
Get the inside perspective on highlights and hidden treasures of the 2016 Wisconsin Film Festival. Tony Castaneda and Chris Lay chat with Festival Coordinator Ben Reiser, Director of Programming Jim Healy, and Senior Programmer Mike King. This lively discussion is a great way to help plan your Festival going.
Big Step Madison helps train job seekers from diverse communities for family-supporting union jobs in the building trades. Bill Clingan director of Big Step Madison, talks with Tony Castaneda and Chris Lay about how Big Step teaches skills to people of color and women, then connects them with industry and unions to get their start […]