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 […]
North American bat species are in deep trouble, thanks to a small fungus pseudogymnoascus destructans that grows on the body parts of hibernating bats, causing what is known as White Nose Syndrome. Bat colonies infected with White Nose Syndrome can experience mortality rates as high as 90%. Scientists around the globe have been scrambling to […]
Worker’s Compensation got its start in Wisconsin in 1911. Under this so-called “Grand Bargain,” businesses would pay for the full medical expenses for employees injured at work, but in exchange, workers agreed not to pursue legal damages against their employers in court. Instead of turning to the courts to settle disagreements about the nature of […]