Wisconsin’s spring election is still scheduled to take place on Tuesday, April 7, so today we focus our attention on voting issues. First, Matt Rothschild from the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign discusses why victim advocacy groups are saying “no” to the Marsy’s Law referendum on the upcoming ballot. Then, Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell answers listener […]
With the 2020 general election on the horizon, we turn our attention to voting and progressive politics for today’s show with Jane Kleeb, chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party and author of the new book Harvest the Vote: How Democrats Can Win Again in Rural America. She and Patty spend the hour discussing issues facing […]
As a Super Tuesday special, we present this pledge drive rebroadcast of Carousel’s interview with Wisconsin State Representative Dianne Hesselbein about gerrymandering and the fight for fair maps with Wisconsin. With fair maps in place, Rep. Hesselbein says, “Nobody can rig the system anymore—not Republicans, not Democrats, not anyone.” During the live segments of this […]
We’ve got an extra day on the calendar this year, with February 29th coming up this Saturday. This week on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster takes a peek at the history of Leap Year, tracing the trial-and-error process that’s given us this quadrennial phenomenon.
On this episode, we hear two very different critiques of the Trump administration. First, journalist McKay Coppins offers the latest on his reporting about disinformation in the 2020 Trump campaign. Then, tribal law expert Richard Monette joins Esty in the studio for a discussion of the Tohono O’odham Nation’s opposition to Trump’s border wall and […]
We’re in the midst of a United States Census year—what does that mean for social and political life? For this episode, we get a historical perspective on the census with historian Margo Anderson and a peek into local efforts to make sure everyone is counted with Brenda González, chair of the City of Madison’s Complete […]