In this September 20th edition of the WORT Week-in-Review, we hear about the city council’s vote on F-35 jets, the mayor’s plan for bus rapid transit, a right to die law coming to Wisconsin, state lawmakers skirting public records requests with fees, and the origins of gentrification. Contributors to this episode are Abigail Becker, Jade […]
Avra Reddy says she became politically activated as a 4th grader watching late-night talk shows with her father. Now an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Avra was recently elected to represent District 8 on Madison’s city council. At nineteen years old, she’s the youngest alder currently serving. Today on the show, Ali spends […]
Three city council members have resigned within the last two months. Sara Eskrich became the third Madison city alder to resign this summer. Eskrich has accepted an executive director position in Brookfield with the group Political Innovation, a nonpartisan organization that aims to make systemic changes at different levels of government. Eskrich’s resignation comes after […]
The race for Madison City Council is just around the corner. Guest host Anjali Misra speaks with District 11 candidates Arvina Martin and Bradley Campbell. Arvina Martin currently works for the Department of Transportation as a policy analyst and statewide tribal liaison. She previously worked as a voter protection fellow for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. […]
Today Carousel Bayrd is talking the city budget. What are the city’s priorities? Is it reflected in this year’s budget? Should anything be changed? Today’s guest is City Council President Denise DeMarb to discuss the new budget.
How will the city of Madison further address the homeless population? What actions are currently taking place by the mayor, the county executive, and their respective legislative bodies to help with this problem? On Tuesday, July 14th, Carousel Bayrd discussed homelessness with Madison City Council President Alder Denise Demarb and Dane County Board Supervisor Heidi Wegleitner.