The U.S. Federal Labor Standards Act states that anyone who is “suffered or permitted” to work deserves just compensation. Yet, in many industries, young professionals starting out in their field are expected to take unpaid internships to get their careers started. In 2013, a federal judge in New York ruled that unpaid interns on the […]
The Rock River Coalition, with its volunteer team, takes the pulse of local rivers and streams, about half of which are “impaired”. Nancy Sheehan talks about their efforts and upcoming volunteer training.
Amidst protests from local Korean clergy and residents in South Korea, the U.S. missile defense system “Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD)” went live last week. Julian Cho, from Zoom In Korea, describes the estimated 8000 riot cops (under the direction of the U.S. operations) who removed the protestors and allowed critical equipment to be installed.
Celebrating their community, Occupy Madison‘s Tiny Village provides small but livable safe housing on Madison’s East Side. To raise money to expand their kitchen and provide additional housing, the group is holding a plant sale and sale of woodworking projects and jewelry on May 13 at their site on 3rd Street. Jan speaks with Bruce […]
Today is May Day, which to many may bring visions of maypoles, baskets of flowers and dancers. But in everywhere else except the United States, May Day is Labor Day, alternatively known as International Worker’s Day, or the Day of the Martyrs of the Revolution. Ironically, since the holiday is not officially celebrated here, International […]
Denver, Colorado and Madison, Wisconsin both exist in the vast, nebulous forgotten land known as “Flyover Country” to jetsetters between the U.S.’s coastal capitals of cultural privilege, New York and Los Angeles. Together With, a collaborative exhibit between Denver’s Hyperlink collective and the currently Wisconsin-based Young Space project seeks to collapse the 964 miles between […]