Souls to the Polls wants to turn out the vote in Milwaukee. The non-profit has united around 120 churches from inner city Milwaukee, working to enfranchise voters of color via grassroots organizing. Now, in the face of COVID-19, the organization is trying to balance voting rights with public health and safety. Friday 8 0’Clock Buzz […]
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Milele Chikasa Anana, a prominent leader in Madison’s Black community and mentor to so many, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 86. For three decades, Ms. Milele was publisher and editor of UMOJA, a monthly magazine highlighting achievements and positive stories in Madison’s […]
A group of local service industry workers is calling on Dane County to set specific guidelines for its $10 million fund for small local businesses. On Monday, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced a plan to direct $10 million in federal aid to small businesses, tasking the non-profit Dane Buy Local to disburse the money. […]
How has voting changed? Elizabeth Howard, Counsel for The Brennan Center for Justice has studied that question in her “Ensuring Safe Elections Report”. Five times more people in Wisconsin voted by absentee ballot than the 2016 primary — which results in much additional cost the local and state government — funding which is not supported […]
The Republican-controlled Nuclear Regulatory Commission has announced that it will move forward with temporary high-level nuclear waste storage in New Mexico, despite hazards of transportation and failure to have a long-term solution. Kevin Kamps from Beyond Nuclear discusses the issues.
Amanda Starbuck, Senior Food Researcher and Policy Analyst at Food and Water Watch talks about how the COVID crisis has shown how broken the U.S. food supply chain is. Corporate farms, consolidation of meat production into only a few companies, and using COVID as an excuse for more deregulation is showing the weak underbelly of […]