The April 2018 ballot in Wisconsin included a referendum to eliminate the office of state treasurer. The measure was defeated, with 61.75% of voters opposing the amendment. Wisconsinites made it clear that they want an independent financial guardian for the state. But what does a state treasurer do? On today’s show, Carousel interviews the three Democratic candidates […]
What happens if Roe v. Wade is overturned? What is the future of reproductive rights in Wisconsin and throughout the United States? On today’s show, Tuesday host Carousel Bayrd dives into the current status of abortion, both legally and in terms of the surrounding public debates. Our guests are Mike Murray, policy director at Wisconsin Alliance for […]
Last night, President Trump announced his selection of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. On today’s show, host Carousel Bayrd discusses the nomination with two different guests. First, she speaks with Ryan Owens, a professor of political science and an affiliate faculty of the law school […]
Tuesday host Carousel Bayrd interviews the two Democratic candidates for Secretary of State, Arvina Martin and incumbent Doug La Follette. Martin is an alder in the City of Madison Common Council, and La Follette has served for ten terms as Wisconsin Secretary of State. The conversations touched on the importance of voter access and engagement […]
Tuesday host Carousel Bayrd speaks with journalist and author Katherine Reynolds Lewis about her book The Good News About Bad Behavior. It’s part parenting guide, part psychology explainer on why modern society makes kids so undisciplined, and blueprint for how to rebuild lost self-control, resolve family conflict, and change the trajectory of young lives. Katherine […]
The budget for the Madison Metropolitan School District is currently under review. Will Madison teachers get a raise? How do charter schools affect funding? Tuesday host Carousel Bayrd explores the MMSD budget with School Board Vice President James Howard.