Kathleen Falk served as Dane County Executive from her first election in 1997 until 2011. In September of this year, she took a post as the Region 5 Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, serving the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Part of her job responsibilities include […]
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Pigeons. Some folks call them “rats with wings.” Some cities have enacted pigeon eradication programs, even — so the story goes — reintroducing Peregrine Falcons to kill pigeons. None of these tactics have worked particularly well for the Domestic Pigeon columbia ilvia domestica, which has proven more resistant to human influence than their native cousins, […]
On November 8, Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines, bringing it with it winds up to 230 miles per hour, and a storm surge over 13 feet high. The death toll in the Philippines is expected to reach over 2,300, with millions displaced from their homes. Typhoon Haiyan comes hot on the heels of […]
This week your host Sabi Atteyih plays from Abdel Halim Hafez’s “The Cup Reader.” Arab-American news updates include the “Burqa Bandit” in San Diego, Rashida Tlaib‘s run for Michigan state senate in 2014, Thomson Reuters Foundation’s survey on the state of women in the Middle East and an update on Damascus. Sabi also covers “Detroit […]
World leaders gather in Warsaw, Poland this week to attempt to negotiate global climate deals. What’s happening there? Will there ever be enough global political will to address the problem?
The Wisconsin Friends of Utah Wilderness talk about America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act and why it is important to protect federal land in Utah (which belongs to all of us). They also intend maybe to read some poetry, and to give folks the chance to call in with questions, etc.