8 O'Clock Buzz
In Madison’s Forest Hill Cemetery, troops from the Union and Confederate armies still face off, a hundred and fifty years after their death. Burial plots for Union soldiers are separated from another plot for Confederate prisoners of war by just a few yards. In August of 2017, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin, reacting to the removal […]
In theory, Wisconsin has relatively strong legal protections for public sector whistleblowers to make sure they don’t suffer retaliation, but in practice, those laws don’t work quite so well. Recent reports from the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism highlight the price state whistleblowers pay when they do what they think is right. Dee Hall, managing […]
The government recently reauthorized the NSA surveillance program, which, according to NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake, allows over-reaching data gathering on U.S. citizens. Mr. Drake was charged with espionage because of his part in exposing this program, and in 2011 the charges were dropped.
The U.S. Supreme Court has heard the arguments in the Wisconsin Gill v. Whitford anti-partisan gerrymandering case, and is set to announce in June whether to allow the lower court’s ruling to stand. But the Wisconsin case isn’t the only case, and the Campaign Law Center’s specialist Annabelle Harkless talks about North Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania, […]
More mounds were built by American Indians in Wisconsin than any other region of North America – between 15,000 and 20,000, at least 4,000 of which remain today. Robert Birmingham will discuss his book Indian Mounds of Wisconsin, co-written with Amy Rosebrough and recently released in a second edition, which provides a comprehensive overview of […]
Science and religion may be at odds, but one thing both have in common, they both traffic in stories of doom. Whether it’s climate-change Cassandras at Cal Tech predicting catastrophic melting of the arctic ice sheets or podium pounding evangelists quoting the more lurid passages from Revelations, the apocalypse has become a favorite motif of […]