Did you know that 24 percent of Milwaukee African-Americans voted for Mitt Romney in 2012 or that before voter ID, it was too easy for some people to vote? These are 2 assertions made by witnesses trying to defend Wisconsin’s voter ID law. Tony Castaneda talks with Mike Browne, Deputy Director of One Wisconsin Now, […]
Wisconsin’s Little Plover River has repeatedly dried up in recent years in part due to groundwater depletion from high-capacity wells. Attorney General Brad Schimel issued an opinion last week that the DNR lacks authority to regulate these wells. Tony Castaneda talks with Christa Westerberg, counsel for Friends of the Central Sands, about how this may […]
Tony Castaneda interviews Justin LaPlante of Ride Safe Madison and Jim the Mole about their independent investigation of Uber and Lyft. They describe how they’ve been able to submit fake insurance documents and expired vehicle registrations to Uber. They also discuss driving conditions and terms of service for Uber and Lyft that leave drivers and riders […]
Tony Castaneda talks with Yorel Lashley, founder and President of DrumPower, about upcoming events. Africa Night 2016, to be held at Mills Hall on May 20, features student performers from elementary to high school age. Voluntary donations will help support the summer Drum & Dance Camp. DrumPower teaches West African Traditional, Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian drumming […]
In 2014, the Madison school district replaced a zero-tolerance discipline policy that emphasized expulsion with new practices that keep kids in school. Dean Loumos, Madison School Board member, talks with Tony Castaneda about successes and bumps in implementing the new policy, and how it keeps kids involved in activities such as sports, drama and music.
Join Tony Castaneda and Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera, for a look at how bills affecting immigrants fared in the recently ended legislative session. While grassroots opposition helped kill a bill that would have involved police in immigration, a law passed that prohibits counties from issuing local IDs. The law will […]