Over 50% of Madison residents are renters, and over 13,000 households are paying more than half of their monthly income in rent—and that’s not counting Madison’s student population of 40,000. What can be done about this? Today on the show, guest host Brenda Konkel hosts a vital conversation about affordable housing with Olivia Parry, senior […]
Brenda Konkel is the executive director of the Tenant Resource Center and a long-time advocate for affordable housing. She also represented the near-east side District 2 as an alder for four terms until losing the seat in 2009. WORT producer Nina Kravinsky sat down with Konkel to discuss her bid for mayor. The election will […]
In a surprise announcement Thursday, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi said the Madison Chamber of Commerce had accepted an offer to purchase their building as a site for the long-delayed homeless day shelter and resource center.
Happy Birthday Madison! The city of Madison is 160 years old today! In addition, today is A Public Affair’s last day of Pledge Drive! Today sub host Bert Zipperer talks with Brenda Konkel of the Tenant Resource Center to discuss housing rights, democracy and the attacks on tenant rights in Wisconsin. Click here or visit the […]
Last week the Assembly Real Estate Committee heard public testimony on AB 568, which would dramatically change — yet again — -the relationship between tenants and landlords in Wisconsin. The bill is still in committee, but could be released for a floor vote any day now. Brenda Konkel from the Tenant Resource Center joins Buzz […]
MADISON (WORT) — Dane County officials are moving forward with an indoor ban on e-cigarettes. The City of Madison is discussing whether to increase fees on sidewalk cafes and more debate is scheduled on Mayor Paul Soglin’s controversial bench ordinance targeting the city’s homeless residents.