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A Native American tribe in Wisconsin is suing opioid manufacturers in federal court in what might be the first such lawsuit in the country. The St. Croix Chippewa Indians are hoping for damages from manufacturers and distributors of prescription drugs like percocet and oxycotin. They say the cost of treating addiction has burdened their community. […]
Lauren Azar, former WI Public Service Commissioner and Department of Energy Advisor discusses her Grid 2030 report. The conversation with the hosts of the Wisconsin Energy Broadcast includes an overview of the grid, new developments in microgrids, and the threats to the current grid infrastructure.
One of the best new rock bands to emerge in Madison’s music community this year was Solid Freex, a trio consisting of a father and two sons. Sixteen-year-old Evan Coombs-Broekema plays bass, 19-year-old old Josh Coombs-Broekema plays guitar, and their dad, Steve Coombs, plays drums. All three of them share vocal duties. Steve Coombs has […]
The Madison teachers’ union continues its battle for open records access. The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in a challenge from M-T-I to access union vote records. Back in 2015, the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission denied a request from Madison Teachers Inc. to the names of which teachers did and didn’t vote in […]
The November Criminals describe themselves as the world’s only non- ironic Polka Hip Hop band. They’re playing here in Madison on Friday at the Wisco, and their music has a message that goes beyond its creative combination. Helena White spoke with two of the band’s members about that message and their origin. They will also […]
Governor Scott Walker is moving forward with plans to require drug screening for people to access to food. The proposal would require able-bodied adults to pass a drug screening to benefit from FoodShare, Wisconsin’s food-aid program. But some close to that program and its sister program, FoodShare Employment and Training (FSET), the associated employment and […]