8 O'Clock Buzz
In 2015, a group of seven peace activists, some of them grandparents, broke into a U.S. nuclear submarine base and performed acts of civil disobedience to protest the government’s policy on nuclear war. Now known as the “King’s Bay Plowshares 7”, the group is headed toward trial, and their defence is being squelched by the […]
Several Democratic Presidential candidates are proposing increasing taxes on the wealthy. John Miller, professor of economics at Wheaton College and a member of the Dollars & Sense collective, recently wrote an article, “The Optimal Tax“, relating the 91% taxes in the Eisenhower era to proposals today — and what should be done with the revenue.
The open enrollment period for signing up for healthcare starts soon, and so it’s time to hear from Brynne McBride, CEO of ABC for Health, a non-profit in Dane County which works to help people sort through the confusion surrounding the choices available.
Jan talks with 76th district Representative Chris Taylor for an update on discussions and public input for the stationing of F-35 fighter jets in Madison. She and a group of concerned Madison leaders will be visiting Burlington, VT to see how the F-35 squad stationed there is affecting that city.
In an era where political charges of “junk science” and “fake news” get thrown around to stifle opinions that differ from one’s own, getting science journalism right is a difficult, and often dangerous task. University of Wisconsin Journalist in Residence Christie Aschwanden recently tackled this minefield in her book “GOOD TO GO: What the Athlete […]
For the 23,000 people incarcerated in Wisconsin’s prisons, getting a decent meal is not an easy task. Prison canteens offer a very limited selection, cooking utensils are few and far between, and most prisoners earn too little on the inside to afford much in the way of food from the for-profit canteens. Necessity, however, […]