The events that took place in Washington, DC yesterday will go down in history. Pro-Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol building to disrupt Congress’s certification of president-elect Biden’s victory, leaving four dead and many injured. Anti-fascist groups have been warning about Trump’s unprecedented attempt to overturn the election. Today, we talk to Sunsara Taylor of […]
Yesterday saw two major news events impacting the Black community in America. Earlier in the day, authorities announced that the police officers involved in the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha last summer will not face any criminal charges. But yesterday was also a monumental day in Georgia, where the organizing work of Stacey Abrams […]
Many of us have been spending lots of time lately on video calls—from work meetings and online school to virtual game nights and family gatherings—and this is affecting how we feel about ourselves. Weight shaming and body dissatisfaction are at an all-time high as our routines are disrupted and we spend more time on social […]
Long, long ago, in 2019, artist Jenny Odell published the book How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy, “a field guide to doing nothing as an act of political resistance” and an argument for reclaiming the most valuable thing we have: our attention. It became a New York Times bestseller and even landed on […]
Today, we kick off 2021 with a looking-back/looking-forward conversation with alder Rebecca Kemble, a longtime Madison organizer, water protector, labor activist, and housing advocate. She talks about her hopes for the new year—the rising generation, community rights, the power to act collectively—and discusses important moments from 2020 in Madison city government, including higher resident participation […]
For today’s New Year’s Eve show, Allen looks back on 2020 and lessons from the pandemic with Marc Rosenthal, a practicing nurse and activist in social justice, environmental, and anti-fascist movements who has been working as a volunteer street medic in Madison.