Earlier this month, Governor Tony Evers declared that 2019 is the year of clean drinking water in Wisconsin. Yesterday, he announced that he will propose legalizing medical marijuana in the upcoming budget. For today’s show, we hone in on these two emerging initiatives to get a clearer picture. First, we hear from Kerry Schumann, executive […]
On today’s edition of Meet the Candidates, WORT news director Molly Stentz speaks with the candidates for MMSD school board seat 5: TJ Mertz, Ananda Mirilli, and Amos Roe. Over the course of the hour, the candidates discuss why they’re running, academic achievement gaps, budget priorities in the district, and school safety. The local spring […]
We pick back up with another edition of Meet the Candidates, this time for the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) school board. For today’s show, Carousel interviews the candidates for seat 3, Cris Carusi and Kaleem Caire. They spend the hour discussing their priorities for the students and teachers of Madison’s K–12 school system.
Today’s episode is a rebroadcast from April 24, 2018. Guest host Denise DeMarb spends the hour dedicated to the topic of childcare with guests Jen Bailey, executive director of Reach Dane, an early childhood services agency; Coral Manning, Early Childhood Care and Education manager for the City of Madison; and Jodi Bartnick, executive director of […]
Last week, a federal judge ruled that early voting restrictions signed into law during Wisconsin’s lame-duck session in December violated a 2016 court order. For the first part of today’s episode, we speak with Analiese Eicher, program director at One Wisconsin Now, one of the organizations that filed the court challenge. Then, we hear from Representative […]
We continue Carousel’s Meet the Candidates series today by highlighting two more mayoral candidates: Mo Cheeks and Toriana Pettaway. They discuss their priorities for the city of Madison, including addressing inequality, solving the housing crisis, making mental health resources more accessible, supporting the youth of the city, raising the minimum wage, spurring economic development, and […]