Jan interviews Robert Alvarez from the Institute for Policy Studies about the historic and current role of the scientist as a political activist in a day of science denial.
Short memory? Less than 10 years after the “great recession” on 2008 and just 7 years after the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act established consumer protections against unregulated spending and risky investing, the Republican-lead congress is considering rolling back consumer protections. Peter Skopec from WISPIRG discusses the “Financial Choice Act”, and its […]
Organized just a year ago, Open Doors for Refugees meets on the third Wednesday of every month to coordinate resettlement of refugees into the Madison area. They collect household items and furniture to provide the daily needs new residents, and are sponsoring a fund-raising film, “Fire at Sea”, at the Barrymore Theater at 7:00 today, […]
May Day has been an important day for workers — this year the Immigrant Workers’ Union in Madison is joining with 140 other cities worldwide in having a rally in support of workers. Too often immigrant workers have no work permit, receive no benefits, and are met with harassment in schools and at work. Alex […]
Professional baseball has traditionally been a sport only for men — and from 1887 to 1946 only for white men. Jackie Robinson breaking the color line in major league baseball in 1947 is well-celebrated, but less well known are the efforts women have made to crack the lineup or pitching rotation of America’s pastime. Leslie […]
Back in 1910, Wisconsin, home to the legendary lumberman Paul Bunyan, was at the epicenter of America’s insatiable appetite for lumber. Much of Wisconsin’s northern forests had been cleared, and the U.S. Government established the Forest Products Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin Madison to come up ways of using the suddenly scarce resource more […]