Noted author and politician and U.S. Congressional representative from Illinois, Paul Findley died on August 9th. He was a strong advocate of the War Powers Act of 1973 and a moderate Republican who spoke out against regimes which suppressed the rights of others, such as the apartheid movement of South Africa and Israeli domination of […]
Jan interviews Cassie Steiner, Campaign Manager for the Sierra Club, Wisconsin John Muir Chapter. The Sierra Club works to maintain clean water and environment by monitoring and actively opposing potentially disastrous pipelines, mining projects, power lines, and promoting non-fossil fuel energy sources. Cassie talks about this and many volunteer activities coming up.
Since President Richard Nixon signed the Endangered Species Act in 1973, 99% of the 1,600 species identified in the act remain alive on the earth today. On the other hand, despite some high-profile success stories such as the Bald Eagle, less than 1% of the species protected by the act have recovered significantly enough to […]
Wisconsin farmers are having a rough time lately. In the first quarter of 2019, 449 Wisconsin dairy farms went out of business, up 25% from the same time last year. Global commodity prices have tumbled in recent years, reducing income for farm families. A rapidly changing and unpredictable climate has disrupted planting and harvesting, and […]
In June of 2015, in the wake of a series of police shootings, the Madison Common Council voted to spend $400,000 for an independent review of the Madison Police Department. Priohr to the vote, Madison Police Chief Mike Koval decried the expenditure in his online blog, saying to council members, “You are being watched, this […]
Several broad-reaching historic EPA regulations are being re-written by the Trump administration, weakening regulations which have been safeguards for clean water and air in the U.S. — all in the name of fast-tracking development for industry and the petrochemical companies. Mitch Jones from Food & Water Watch talks about how these proposed rule changes will […]