Jan interviews Doug Henwood, journalist, economist, and author of the book “Wall Street”, about proposal by some of the Democratic presidential contenders for a financial transaction tax, aimed to curb high volume computerized financial transactions which add volatility to the stock market.
Remember those fifteen inches of rain that fell out of the sky in less than a day last summer? The resulting flooding wreaked havoc, including at least one death and hundreds of millions of dollars of damage. Even though weather forecasters tracked and predicted the storms, the record rainfall came as a surprise. National Weather […]
On May 31, 2019, the Illinois House of Representatives voted 66-47 to approve a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state of Illinois. The House vote followed a bipartisan state senate vote of 38-17 in favor. The bill now heads to the desk of Governor J.B. Pritzker, who has said he will sign […]
Emilio De Torre, Director of Community Engagement at the ACLU of Wisconsin, talks about some of that group’s activities related to racial justice, divestment in mass incarceration, and hopes of prison reform under the Evers’ administration.
Sheryl McFarland, member of “Just Leadership USA” talks with Jerome Dillard about the efforts by that group to close the Milwaukee County Secure Detention Facility, a prison used primarily to house parole revoked, but released, ex-incarcerated individuals. The center has experienced 1 death per year of its 18 year existence, and the group is working […]
The history of the U.S. and Iran has been a complex one — the U.S. lusts after Iran’s oil, and has stated that “regime change has always been on the table”. Depending on whether it kowtows to the U.S. or acts on its own, Iran has either been an ally or an “axis of evil” […]