The management of Overture Center for the Arts has managed to upstage their run of Miss Saigon even before a note’s been sung. In response to objections over problematic narratives in Miss Saigon, the story of a romance between a young Vietnamese woman and an American G.I. during the Vietnam War, the Overture Center partnered […]
Ilhan Omar, U.S. Representative from Minnesota, has been criticized as being anti-semitic for her criticism of the Israeli government. Jan talks with Abba Solomon, author of “The Speech, And It’s Context”, about how criticism of the country of Israel is not the same as anti-semitism.
In a prelude to the Madison Sister City’s celebration on April 27th, Jan will be talking with representatives from 8 of the 9 Sister City groups. Today she talked with Ricardo Gonzalez from the Camaguey Cuba sister city and Salvador Carranza from the Tepatitlan Mexico sister city project.
Plutocracy: a country or society governed by the wealthy. Many worry that this is the direction that the U.S. is headed — or is already there. A number of lawmakers are proposing changes in how taxes are levied to the uber-rich, while others are calling these plans “socialism”. Chuck Collins, Director the Program on Inequality […]
Who looks out for the consumers for a monopoly-based industry like electricity, gas, or water utilities? The Citizen’s Utility Board (CUB) of course! Jan talks with Tom Content, the Executive Director of CUB about what that non-profit does to help control the reins of cost of utilities to the state’s consumers.
In March of 2019, William Rick Singer plead guilty to federal conspiracy, bribery and obstruction of justice charges for his work as an academic admissions “fixer.” Following an FBI sting, Singer admitted to bribing college admissions staff, getting ringers to take ACT and SAT tests, and fabricating athletic resumes, all on behalf of the offspring […]