(WORT)–A local program that engages students and communities in environmental education received a national grant from the Environmental Protection Agency this May. UW-Madison Arboretum’s Earth Partnership Program continues not only to thrive, but also to diversify with initiatives like the Latino Earth Partnership and Indigenous Arts and Sciences.
A federal watch-dog agency proposed new rules Thursday designed to rein in predatory lending. But will they make it harder for millions to access credit in a pinch? Darien Lamen reports.
Barry Burden speaks with WORT’s Darien Lamen about why a Wisconsin trial could set a new precedent for the way voting maps are drawn across the country.
The Madison Police Department is readying a request for up to 40 new officers. But community organizers appealed to the City Council this week to direct money away from MPD into more community-led initiatives. Darien Lamen reports.
The American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter Monday to Madison Police Chief Mike Koval, urging him to change the way MPD works with landlords to police rental properties in Madison.
Madison Alders Maurice Cheeks and Matthew Phair announced Tuesday a set of budget proposals and expanded initiatives they hope will prevent gun violence, particularly among youth, in the future. Phair talks with WORT’s Darien Lamen about the recommendations.