When we look into the night sky, we all know about Cassiopea, Orion the Hunter, Draco the Dragon, or Leo the Lion, all named after Greek myths. But, not everyone looks at the stars through the same lens. The Manfred Olson Planetarium in Milwaukee is hosting Indigenous Voices-Sharing the Night Sky March 23 through May […]
In 1982, the Milwaukee Journal published a map of “Ethnic Groups in Wisconsin.” The map legend shows distinct colors for areas settled by people from the British Isles, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, and Western Europe. A good chunk of the map, however, is colored light blue, for “diverse nationalities or Indian,” with no other explanation, and […]
Republican Wisconsin Senator and U.S. Senate Candidate Leah Vukmir wants to throw parolees and those on probation back in jail if they do anything wrong… even if it means spending state money to build more prisons. Vukmir’s legislation, Senate Bill 54 would revoke the probation or parole for anyone who is charged with a new […]
This week on Mel & Floyd: Mr. Smarty Pants acts as Grammar Police [also Judge, Jury & Executioner] while Mel remains “Minnesota Nice”; Chinese eye rolls, fat American chicken feet & a Sea of Turkeys; gun safety, school safety & a Foxconn safety net; Kraniak; “playing french horns & all sorts of other horrifying things”; […]
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, having stayed mostly out of the news since her confirmation hearing last year, appeared on 60 Minutes on Sunday. Policy scholars were not convinced that she understood the state of the nation’s schools. Mitchell Robinson is Associate Professor and Chair of Music Education at Michigan State University, and he joins the […]
Esty Dinur hosts an open line, and receives a slew of calls. Listeners called in about chicken little-ism, marching in the streets, the commons, eminent domain, and the Takings Clause, and concerns about environmental disasters and climate change.