Mayor Paul Soglin was one of the students who led the charge against Dow Chemical recruiting on UW-Madison’s campus. The protest against the company for manufacturing Napalm used in the Vietnam War marked a turning point in Soglin’s career, and he says, in Madison history. “I think the protest was successful in terms of changing […]
Immigrants rights group Voces de la Frontera provided transportation for people from across the state to testify at the hearing. The group’s leader, Christine Neumann Ortiz, worries it will open the floodgates for racial profiling and distrust of lawmakers in immigrant communities. “When you characterize an entire group of people as criminal, that’s racist,” Neumann […]
Hiwot Adilow is an emerging writer who works at a crossroads of music, poetry, and performance. She has been a part of Madison-based music acts such as The Bellhops and ME eN YOU, but recently she has been writing and developing a new set of music as a solo artist. Adilow and her band were a hit at […]
Artist and designer Katie Garth made numerous contributions to the art community in Madison before relocating to Washington, DC last year. During her time in Madison, Garth was one of the organizers behind local printmaking collective Polka! Press, organized group art shows in town, worked as a designer for Planet Propaganda, and showed a lot of her […]
This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Gill versus Whitford, a lawsuit that’s set to decide the fates of Wisconsin’s state legislative districts. Plaintiffs are arguing that Republicans gerrymandered the state Assembly’s map after the 2010 census. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Patrick Marley is covering the case in Washington D.C.
The bill would create a state licensing board specifically for sign language interpreters for the first time. That board would designate licenses based on the interpreters’ level of skill and experience. Representative Joel Kleefisch is one of the of the bill’s authors. He says having an interpreter with the right level of experience is crucial. […]