Dane County leaders are currently weighing a resolution disavowing no-knock warrants. As its name implies, a no-knock warrant permits officers to enter someone’s home without first informing the residents. The practice has drawn heavy criticism from civil rights advocates, police reformers and police abolitionists. It gained national attention after the killing of Breonna Taylor, who […]
According to research from the Brennan Center for Justice, lawmakers in forty-seven states have recently proposed legislation with restrictive provisions related to voting, including limiting early and absentee voting, voter ID law, election-day registration, disability access, and availability of polling places and ballot drop boxes. To get a clearer picture of what this means for […]
Madison’s Task Force on Government Structure wrote in their final report that “the city’s current government structure is an impediment to full participation and representation and, therefore, that the city’s structure is fundamentally unfair to a large portion of the city’s population, including, most notably, the city’s residents of color and low income.” As a […]
Wisconsin’s spring election is coming up in two weeks! Today on the show, we meet Deborah Kerr and Jill Underly, the two candidates running for Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Wisconsin is holding its 2021 spring election on Tuesday, April 6. More information from the Wisconsin Elections Commission here. You can register to vote, […]
For the first part of today’s show, we air Carousel’s recent interview with Governor Tony Evers about the 2021–2023 Wisconsin state budget, sometimes referred to as “Badger Bounceback,” which prioritizes helping Wisconsinites recover from the pandemic. Then, Carousel discusses the policy outcomes of the budget with Jenni Dye, policy director for the Evers administration.
The U.S. is in the midst of a housing crisis that the pandemic has only intensified. Today, we kick off the hour learning about local efforts to combat evictions and homelessness with Robin Sereno from the Tenant Resource Center. Then, journalist Marisa Endicott gives us a picture of the housing crisis at the national level […]