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Heidi Peltier, a Research Fellow at the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, has recently released a study showing that money spent on education, healthcare, infrastructure, or sustainable energy create more jobs and are a greater boom to the economy than military spending. She talks with Jan about her study.
The popular poetry and prose writer Mary Oliver—known for her meditations on the natural and spiritual world—passed away on Thursday. Widely read in introductory English classes, but sometimes shunned by “fancy critics,” Oliver won a Pulitzer Prize in 1984 for her fifth collection of poetry, American Primitive, and the National Book Award in 1992 for […]
Walking the line between fiction and reality, cartoons have the power to convey seemingly complex messages through subtle, and often creative, ways. As a cartoonist, Rodney Lambright Jr. makes use of the surreal imagery to disarm readers with a friendly atmosphere on the surface, but then dives into psychological trauma and the unconscious mind through […]
The United States imprisons more people, per capita, than any other nation. But the distribution of who’s getting locked up isn’t exactly even, especially for juvenile detention centers. According to the DOJ, black children are five times more likely to be detained or committed than white children. In our own state of Wisconsin, black youth […]
Affirmative action policy has early roots in U.S. history, introduced in 1961 under John F. Kennedy to address workplace discrimination. Since then it has become embedded in college admissions practices to allow equal opportunities for minority students. But in 2008, the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin court case challenged the fairness of those […]
Founded as a non-profit, non-partisan news gathering organization in 2009, the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism has been a mainstay for democracy and freedom of information for over 10 years now. Since its start, the Center has published more than 300 major news reports that have appeared in over 600 news publications around the state […]