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On November 6,1956, Americans re-elected Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower over Democratic challenger Adlai Stevenson, Wisconsin voters elected Republican Vernon Wallace Thompson Governor over Democrat William Proxmire, and voters in the Wisconsin 26th Assembly District elected 29-year old World War II Navy veteran Fred Risser as their representative. Six years later, Risser won a special […]
James Morgan, Peer Support Specialist at Madison Urban Ministries and member of Ex-PO interviews Latoya Greer about her experiences as a Black woman in the current system of law enforcement, incarceration, and the effects of the COVID-19 restrictions on the incarcerated individuals in the state.
The earth is a complicated place. Cause and effect often take circuitous routes, thanks to a variety of ecological, atmospheric and geologic feedback loops that often take surprising turns. That makes modelling the effects of climate change peculiarly difficult. For example, if you were an animal that eats grass, you might think that warmer temperatures […]
The coronavirus pandemic’s impacts are not limited to the public health arena. The State of Wisconsin has banned gatherings of 10 or more people, and shut down schools, restaurants and bars across the state. Public offices, libraries and small businesses have shut down or severely limited services in an effort to thin crowds and slow […]
With 381 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and four deaths, as of March 22nd, Wisconsin is just entering the acceleration phase of the coronavirus pandemic. Dane County has 61 of the state’s COVID-19 confirmed cases, but that number is expected to grow as the county moves into the community spread phase, meaning it’s no longer practical […]
Amidst the COVID-19 concerns, Congress is pushing a stalled bill, HR-6191 — the “AQUA” act, to allow permitting for industrial ocean fish farming in the Pacific coasts. Hallie Templeton, Senior Oceans Campaigner of Friends of the Earth, talks about the issues and many concerned environmental groups efforts to “Keep Fin Fish Free”.