The Madison Public Library starts a new film series focused on racial justice this week. For the kickoff, on Wednesday, January 24th the Central Library will screen the documentary “Race: The Power of an Illusion,” which traces the concept of “race” in North America and the now-debunked 19th century pseudo-science that legitimized it. Community Shares […]
For many years, conservationists with the state and federal governments in the upper midwest have been divided about what to do with so-called “problem wolves.” Although gray wolves do not attack humans, they do sometimes prey on livestock — hey, who would turn down such an easy meal? When wolves kill horses or cows, farmers […]
Lincoln Hills School for Boys and Copper Lake School for Girls are located in the rural community of Irma, in Lincoln County, Wisconsin about two and a half hours north of Madison and three and a half hours from Milwaukee. In 2011, due to declining inmate populations, recently-elected governor Scott Walker shut down the two […]
Since April of 2017, three of the current literary lights of Madison’s African-American community have travelled around Dane County to talk about three literary giants from days gone by. Former Madison poet laureate Fabu, Inspiring Destiny founder and novelist Sherry Lucille and playwright Catrina Sparkman have been hitting the road with “Hidden Voices: African American […]
Last fall, Madison’s long-awaited day-shelter and resource center for the homeless individuals finally opened. Longtime Buzz host Brian Standing speaks to Jackson Fonder, President and CEO of Catholic Charities about how things are going so far at The Beacon.
Common Good Productions specializes in documentaries on complex social issues. Their recent feature films include “The Abominable Crime” about violence and homophobia in Jamaica and “Mann v. Ford” about the struggle of the Ramapough Indians to get the Ford Motor Company to clean up a toxic site on native lands. Their work has aired on […]