8 O'Clock Buzz
Madison Arcatao Sister City Project (MASCP) was created in 1986 at the height of the brutal Salvadoran civil war, which lasted from 1980 until the Peace Accords in 1992. Jan talked with the Madison coordinator, Marc Rosenthal, and a group of delegates who just returned, including Chris Taylor, Fabiola Hamden, and Jonathan Solare about their […]
50 years after the passage of the “Fair Housing Act of 1968” and housing discrimination is still an issue. William Tisdale, President/CEO of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, and Alison Ahlgrim, Program Services Coordinator of the Fair Housing Center of Greater Madison, talk about the issues.
George Bernard Shaw wrote “St. Joan” in 1923, three years after the Roman Catholic church canonized Joan of Arc, and 492 years after the heroine of Orleans was burned at the stake by an English Court in Normandy. Shaw based his play on the unusually well-documented historic transcripts of the trial of Joan of Arc. […]
Anyone who has read Hunter S. Thompson knows it is often difficult in his works to separate reality from fiction… or from drug-induced hallucination. So, in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, when Thompson described his attorney as “a 300-pound Samoan,” we should all know to take that with a grain of salt. In fact, […]
For years, Wisconsin prided itself as a model for open, transparent government. The State has had one of the strongest open records laws and open meetings laws on the books since 1981, and its elections were generally seen as competitive and fair. But beginning in 2010, with the Republican party seizing control of all branches […]
It has now been twenty years since Bill Talen first donned his white suit and a clerical collar and started preaching about the Disney anti-Christ in Times Square. Since then, Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir have brought an evangelical fervor to a wide variety of anti-corporate protests around the globe. Lately, the Church […]