8 O'Clock Buzz
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
In 1793, a Yellow Fever outbreak in Philadelphia led to the creation of the city’s first garbage collection service. In 1853, the New York City Board of Health authorized the creation of a reservoir system, and New York’s Central Park, in response to a cholera epidemic. And here in Wisconsin, a 1909 typhoid surge led […]
Humans have inhabited the area where Madison now sits for at least 12,000 years. Over a thousand years ago, the Woodland Culture people built the highest density of effigy mounds of anywhere on the globe. By 1800, the area had become the homeland of the Ho-Chunk, who called the area Taychopera, which means “land of […]
Most science fiction espouses one of two very different visions of the future. In the utopian visions of classic “golden age” sci-fi, humanity grows wiser over the years to come, with social, political and economic advances keeping pace with technological change. In the dystopian vein of more recent sci-fi, humanity may still have cooler tech, […]
Workers in the apple-packing industry in Washington State’s Yakima Valley are not receiving sufficient protection from COVID-19, according to Edgar Franks, Political Director of the union Familias Unidas por la Justicia. The number of workers on strike has quadrupled in the past week, with workers demanding better protection.