There’s a nip in the air and a turkey on the grocery list. Time to start thinking about what you are thankful for… and maybe start thinking about those in need this Thanksgiving season. Madison has a number of resources for those who might need helping putting together a Thanksgiving feast – and for those […]
The November 15, 2012 episode of Perpetual Notion Machine featured science video games, both to learn science and to do science. We spoke with Kurt Squire, UW-Madison professor and director of the Center for Games, Learning, and Society about the video games his group has produced. Then, we found two science novices to try playing […]
Occupy Madison has returned. The social-movement-turned-homeless-camp has a new location: Dane County Human Services. Approximately 15 homeless people have set up camp on the lawn next to the county office building on Northport Avenue on Madison’s north side. At least for now. In Our Backyard spoke to homeless advocate Brenda Konkel as well as […]
The City of Madison has passed new capital and operating budgets for 2013. On Tuesday, just before Council members convened to begin their final budget deliberations, In Our Backyard caught up with a few alders to learn where they stood. Common Council President Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, who represents the near west side, and Bridget Maniaci, […]
You may be listening to “In Our Backyard,” but this story could more appropriately be called “Not In Our Backyard.” Last Thursday’s public meeting on Dane County’s proposed temporary homeless shelter for the vacant Teen Loft space on East Washington Avenue brought out a number of fuming neighborhood residents. View Larger Map […]
Voters head to the polls tonight to decide the next president of the United States. What will their choice mean for basic science funding in the future?