Each year, fewer and fewer Americans consume broadcast and cable media, while more and more consume digital social media. In 2016, paid political advertising on internet social media platforms like Facebook dwarfed their broadcast counterparts to the tune of $1.4 billion in 2016. But with the Supreme Court lifting spending caps on so-called issue ads […]
Esty Dinur speaks with Greg Palast, a provocative muckracker and writer for The Guardian and Rolling Stone. He talks about the erosion of voting rights, the 2016 election, a recent contempt of court order against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, and his recent documentary, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.
A UW-Madison study released this week found that nearly 17,000 potential voters were deterred from casting a ballot in the 2016 election because of Wisconsin’s voter ID law, and that the law disproportionately prevented African-Americans and low-income people from voting. The study, which cost Dane County $55,000 to complete, prompted Republican State Treasurer Matt Adamczyk […]
This Week On Mel & Floyd: The Great Denial and Smartypants’ post-election nightmares, 76 crestfallen policy experts to Trump: “Please don’t F up the Iran Deal”, Corporate America to Trump: “Please don’t F up the Paris Agreement”, Ivanka Trump Hawking Bracelets plus more tasty tidbits from the New/Old World Order!
Host Will Cushman speaks with Lauren Morello, U.S. news editor for Nature, about the 2016 election and how the results might affect science policy going forward on both the Federal level and in individual states and municipalities.
8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing is joined in the studio with guest Andrew Hahn, who has covered the politics of water for the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. It’s becoming an increasingly common site in rural Wisconsin, yard signs saying “No CAFOs” or “Save our Water.” As Election Day looms near, many of those issue signs […]