On Monday, the City-County Homeless Issues Committee heard a presentation on a report from the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty during its first meeting of the new year. The presentation looked at the Center’s Housing, Not Handcuffs report, which looks at how cities around the country treat acts such as sleeping or sitting […]
Born out of protest and controversy, the Occupy Madison Tiny Home Village has settled down to become a fixture on Madison’s east side. So, too, has the OM Village’s annual holiday fair, featuring handcrafted works by the Village’s residents. Occupy Madison Incorporated co-president Brenda Konkel and Amanda McKaig, Secretary of the Board of Directors joined […]
A few weeks ago, we aired an episode about the opposition to the Air National Guard’s proposal to site a fleet of F-35 fighter jets at Madison’s Truax Field. For today’s show, guest host Brenda Konkel sits down with local officials to get updates on the F-35s and the city and county resolutions opposing them. […]
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.