Throughout the pandemic, prisons have been one of the hardest-hit spaces for inmates and staff alike, with high rates of infection and minimal to no proper protective equipment or access to adequate hygiene. Back in April, Cook County Jail in Chicago suffered the worst COVID-19 outbreak the country had seen. For today’s episode, Wednesday host […]
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In this month’s edition of the ExPO series, Jerome Dillard talks with Tamra Oman, a human services program coordinator (the first Peer Role in a correctional setting in Wisconsin) at the Wisconsin Resource Center; a mental health treatment facility classified as a prison, and her 17-year experience advocating for criminal justice reform.
Milwaukee-based poet, community builder and Latina LGBTQ advocate Carmen A. Murguia joins Damita Brown to share her poetry, story and what we can do to build better communities. Photo by Emily Mills: flic.kr/p/UtMy6B
Photo from 12019 / 10259 images on Pixabay. A group of environmental advocates and property owners are seeking to stop an energy company’s attempt to reroute an oil pipeline in northern Wisconsin. The pipeline is owned by Endbridge, a Canadian energy company. According to the company’s website, the line was built in 1953 and […]
Last week, the city of Madison announced that it would be using a herd of 40 goats to help deal with invasive plants. The goats will spend the next several weeks grazing in Greenside and Acewood parks. According to city parks planner Sarah Close, the goats have an important job to do, and there are […]
In a press release issued this morning, a dozen Madison Alders and Dane County Council Members expressed their concern over the county’s plans to begin reopening non-essential businesses this week. In the release, the officials wrote that the move into Phase One of Forward Dane is premature and could result in a spike in COVID-19 […]