Last month, the Madison City Plan Commission unanimously approved a proposal to update and expand the Salvation Army homeless shelter on the east side. On today’s episode, we learn about the details of this project and the community’s response with Salvation Army director of social services Melissa Sorenson, city planner Tim Parks, and community development […]
“Our obligation as Jews is to bear witness when we see injustice anywhere,” says Rabbi Bonnie Margulis of Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice. She recently made a trip to the U.S.–Mexico border to visit a migrant shelter in Juárez, a detention center in New Mexico, a criminal court proceeding, and the Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy […]
School breaks can be stressful for kids and families who don’t have enough food. Today, host Carousel Bayrd talks with two groups who are making sure Madison families are fed over the Thanksgiving holiday. First, Carousel is joined in studio with Lea Aschkenase, Mary Lou Taylor, and Jani Koester of Food for Thought Initiative. They […]
Wisconsin Republicans recently blocked Governor Evers’s nomination for Agriculture Secretary, Brad Pfaff. Wisconsin State Senator Jon Erpenbach says this fighting between Democrats and Republicans is “politics as usual—lately.” On today’s show Senator Erpenbach chats with host Carousel Bayrd about tensions at the capitol. They also talk about needed changes to transportation and access to high-speed […]
Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway recently released a budget proposal for 2020, with the city council scheduled to deliberate and offer amendments the week of November 11. For today’s show, Carousel sits down in the studio with Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway to discuss the budget and her plans and priorities for the city, including improved transit infrastructure […]
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.