The “First Step Act”, as the Federal Criminal Justice Reform bill is known, was passed by Congress and signed into law by the President at the end of 2018. While it looks at trying to reform sentences of prisoners in Federal custody, a vast majority incarcerated persons are housed in state facilities as a result […]
Janine Wedel, Professor of Social Anthropology at George Mason University, talks to Jan about her latest paper, “Dirty Populists“, which details how many populist elected leaders run against political corruption, but bring with them an even worse “swamp” of corruption.
Journalist Emily Mills, the editor of Our Lives magazine, a musician and DJ, talks about her upcoming gig this week at Crucible for all the House Heads out there. Liz and Emily also talk about some of Emily’s reporting on Plan B and also about the upcoming roller derby season.
Host Elizabeth DiNovella talks with Dr. Jonathan Kohler, a Trauma Medical Director at American Family Children’s Hospital and an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Kohler is also the host of the medical podcast called The Surgery Sett.
The most recent attacks by the White House on the environment include removing 20% of streams and 50% of wetlands from federal protections. Scott Edwards from Food & Water Watch talks about how these and other assaults on environmental protections are aimed to benefit developers, agribusiness, and petrochemical companies while ignoring the environment.
A recent plan to clean phosphorus from the Starkweather Creek watershed uses aluminum to “coagulate” and settle phosphorus to the creek bed and then dredge the sludge. Many have concerns over this plan, and John Steines and Matthew Miller talked with Jan about the concerns.