8 O'Clock Buzz
The current H-2A program in the U.S. is a mechanism where growers are allowed to import laborers from foreign countries to harvest crops. However, according to a new report by David Bacon, Oakland Institute, these workers are often exploited by the growers, who can set high production quotas, fire workers for little cause, and blacklist […]
Michael Li, Senior Counsel, Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, has recently published a report “The Redistricting Landscape, 2021-22“. His report analyzes four factors that affects voting boundaries: who controls map drawing; changes in the legal rules governing redistricting over the last decade; pressures from population and demographic shifts over the same period; […]
Mitch Jones, Policy Director at Food & Water Watch, takes a deep dive into the factors effecting the power and water supply failures in Texas during the recent winter storms in his recent article in the Institute for Public Accuracy “Actual Causes of the Texas Disaster“. He summarizes the failures as “the result of climate […]
Today on the Tuesday 8:00 Buzz with Dr. Damita Brown (in exile)… Sculptor, activist artist, and Artistic Director of Winter is Alive, Tamsie Ringler joins us to talk about the current exhibition happening city-wide in parks and on the lakes. Maps and more about Winter is Alive, which closes this coming Sunday. Photo of “Fish […]
Today on the Tuesday 8:00 Buzz with Dr. Damita Brown (in exile)… Madison District 11 Alder and Native American activist Arvina Martin joins to talk about Native issues locally, as well as Madison politics. Keep up with Arvina on Twitter
WORT 89.9FM Madison · Rushing to Hate Jonathan Zarov speaks to The New Republic staff writer Alex Shepard, who had a few words about the legacy of late conservative broadcaster Rush Limbaugh. His recent piece is titled “Rush Limbaugh Made America Worse.” Photo courtesy: Gage Skidmore on Flickr.