As we gear up for the new school year, Ali talks all things back-to-school, including what students, parents, and teachers can look forward to this year. Our guests are Mike Hertting, chief of school operations for the Madison Metropolitan School District, and Tremayne Clardy, deputy chief of MMSD’s middle schools.
Last week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a special report on climate change, land management, and food security. One of the take-away messages is that we need to change how we do things—and quickly—to secure our future on this planet. The findings of the report are urgent, but it’s not all doom […]
Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) recently denied Representative Jimmy Anderson’s (D-Fitchburg) request to phone in to committee meetings. Rep. Anderson, who is paralyzed from the chest down, argues that the Americans with Disabilities Act requires the State Legislature to provide accommodations. The situation has sparked a broader conversation about disability rights, which is the […]
Let’s talk education! For today’s episode, Ali hosts a roundtable discussion with Mary Swenson (English teacher, West High School), Natasha Sullivan (7th/8th grade teacher, Badger Rock Middle School), Lydia Hester (student, East High School), and special guest Walter about navigating the divide between teachers, students, and administrators. They spend the hour talking about issues vital […]
Earlier today, the House Judiciary Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence held open hearings with Special Counsel Robert Mueller about the 448-page Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election, commonly known as the Mueller Report. To make sense of all this, we play select audio clips from […]
That’s the question our reporting interns Peyton Barber and Mario Canacasco set out to investigate. For the past two decades, there have been MPD police officers stationed in each of the major Madison high schools, paid for by the school district. But recently, this deal has come under scrutiny by community members who say that […]