In many states, prisoners released from jail after serving their time still are prohibited from voting, whatever the felony they committed. Jerome Dillard from Ex-Prisoners Organizing (EXPO) discusses the issues facing prisoners returning to society. He also talks with Jan about EXPO radio, a low-power radio station, 104.1 FM, in Milwaukee (and available on the internet).
How will the proposed tax restructuring affect the “common man” (or woman)? Patty Lovera from Food & Water Watch talks about the history of tax cuts, trickle-down economics, how it affects the deficit… and you.
Jan talks with Andrea Hughes from the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation about women in business and educational opportunities for people interested in starting their own small business. They will be holding a free business planning class on December 13th.
With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, many are planning menus and running up big grocery bills preparing for the annual feast. Luke van den Langenberg has plenty of plans, but his bill may be considerably lower. Why? Because Luke is an experienced connossieur of found food plucked from your local dumpster — for free. Luke van […]
The 2017 elections were also a coming-of-age party for the transgender community in local races across the U.S. Openly transgender candidates surged to victory in such diverse places as Minneapolis, Minnesota, Erie, Pennsylvania, Prince William County, Virginia, Palm Springs, California, Doraville, Georgia and Somersworth, New Hampshire. The TransUnited Political Action Committee introduced its Breakthrough Initiative, […]
The 2017 election cycle brought a stunning surge of diverse, progressive legislators, alders, mayors, district attorneys and others into state and local offices across the country. Over the next few weeks, the Monday Buzz will feature interviews with a sampling of this new wave of progressive leaders. Starting out the program today, Eight O’Clock Buzz […]