Today on the show, host Ali Muldrow is joined in the studio by former school board member Ed Hughes and Madison Teachers Inc. executive director Doug Keillor to discuss issues pertaining to Madison K–12 schools, including the budget, upcoming referendums, the search for a new superintendent, and the ongoing fight for public education. Ed Hughes […]
It’s budget season! Today on the show, Carousel returns to local government coverage by discussing the vital role of county government in providing services and taking a close look at next year’s county budget with Dane County Executive Joe Parisi.
Can you feel the rhythm? Craft musical instruments from recycled materials and enjoy a live musical performance from the Madison Area Ukulele Initiative. Get ready to shake, rattle, and roll!
The Department of Defense’s budget is laden with made-up numbers and purposefully obscure as to avoid audits — this according to Dave Lindorff, award winning investigative journalist and founder of the group “This Can’t Be Happening“. Despite requirements by the GAO for all federal departments undergo financial audit, the Defense’s $1.3 Trillion budget has been […]
As she prepares to move east to take a position at Harvard University, Jen Cheatham joins Carousel in the studio to reflect on her six years as superintendent of the Madison Metropolitan School District. Their conversation is wide-ranging and includes topics like addressing racial equity in Madison schools, the role of parents in effecting change, […]
As the Wisconsin State Senate meets to vote on the state budget today, Ali explores all things budget with State Representative Chris Taylor of the Joint Finance Committee. With the input of listener-callers, they cover Tony Evers and the “People’s Budget,” special education, gerrymandering, and the role of money and privatization in shaping public and […]