8 O'Clock Buzz
Jan talks with Frank Alfano, coordinator of the Madison-Mantova (Italy) sister city project. They discuss how the relation started, how the cities are linked, and activities of the group.
Jen Rubin grew up in her father’s electronics store on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. In 1977, the largest blackout in U.S. history plunged all of New York City into darkness. Looters ran rampant, smashing Leon Rubin’s window and stealing most of his merchandise. The next day, Leon put up a sign, reading “We Are Staying.” […]
If you walk into the Wisconsin State Historical Society Museum in Madison, you’ll find a good chunk of the building dedicated to the socialist and progressive politics of the Badger State. Historically, Wisconsin led the nation in thoughtful, progressive and pragmatic policy. Wisconsin was home to early abolitionists, was the first state to ratify the […]
Can the world continue toward a path of cooperation in light on Trump’s nationalism and isolationism? James A. Paul, Executive Director of the Global Policy Forum from 1993 through 2012, hopes so, and talks with Jan Miyasaki about Trump’s recent addresses to the United Nations, and about his on-line publication: “OF FOXES AND CHICKENS Oligarchy […]
Kate Gould, Legislative Director, Middle East Policy of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, talks about the humanitarian effects on the U.S. policies in the Middle East, especially in Yemen and Palestine.
The Enbridge Corporation’s Line 61 carries 560,000 barrels of tar sands oil a day from Superior, Wisconsin to Pontiac Illinois. In 2015, the Canada-based Enbridge sought to triple the capacity of Line 61, which would require upgrades to pumping stations throughout Wisconsin, the last of which sits within Dane County. Responding to concerns about the […]