In today’s 8 O’Clock Buzz Ex-PO hour, Jerome Dillard speaks with Melissa Sargent, candidate for the 16th District Senate seat vacated by Mark Miller. The discussion focuses on her work on social justice issues, investing in people and opportunities rather than punishment, disproportionate rates of arrest for people of color, legalization of cannabis, and more.
Today, we continue our interview series with the eight candidates running to represent Assembly District 76 in the Wisconsin State Legislature, which covers downtown Madison (see the full map here). In this episode, we meet candidates Ali Maresh and Nicki Vander Meulen. Wisconsin is holding its partisan primary election on Tuesday, August 11. The general […]
There are two Democratic candidates campaigning to represent Wisconsin’s 49th Assembly District in a race that may flip the seat. The district is in the southwest corner of the state and encompasses all of Grant County, the western half of Richland County, a corner of southwest Lafayette County, and the municipalities on the western boundary […]
Madison BookBeat – Madison authors, book events, and publishers Stu Levitan welcomes best-selling author Larry Tye, whose new book Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy is filled with important revelations about the man and his ism. Joseph Raymond McCarthy was a farm boy from the Fox River Valley, grandson of Irish-German […]
Voting rights and voter access are major issues across the U.S. right now, with names being removed from the voter rolls, poll locations reduced due to the pandemic, and a heated partisan debate over vote-by-mail. Today, Esty spends the hour with Greg Palast to discuss voter access in 2020 through the lens of his new […]
Olivia Panthofer and Christina Zordani, WISPIRG coordinators and UW Madison students, discuss the New Voters Project with Jonathan Zarov on the Friday, July 24, 8 O’Clock Buzz. The New Voters Project aims to use young people’s digital skills to help register tens of thousands of young voters. Image credit: unsplash.com/@morningbrew