Counties across Wisconsin will get new training to help survivors of domestic violence. That’s thanks to a $.5 million grant from the state government, announced today. The non-profit End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin will be receiving more than $500,000 to evaluate when domestic abuse situations will prove deadly. The Lethality Assessment Program is already used by […]
8 O’Clock Buzz host Bob Jacobson interviews studio guests Ken Taylor, Executive Director of Wisconsin Council on Children and Families and Linda Ketcham, Executive Director of Madison Area Urban Ministry (MUM) regarding a new Kids Count report on the impact on children of having incarcerated parents and about work MUM is doing to address the problem […]
If I leave my abusive relationship, what will happen to my dog? Questions like this are familiar to volunteers with Sheltering Animals of Abuse Victims (SAAV), who visit the Access Hour to talk about their organization and role in the community. Guests include Megan Senatori, president and co-founder of SAAV; Meg Sohns, Crisis Intervention Manager of […]
Are domestic abusers spying on victims through their smartphones? Jezebel’s Erin Gloria Ryan joins the Monday Buzz.
On Tuesday October 1st we talked about domestic abuse and how groups like the Domestic Abuse Intervention Service are being put into action. Our host Carousel Bayrd talked with Shannon Barry, the executive director of DAIS, about what they’re doing to help domestic abuse victim and survivors.
On Tuesday February 26th, Anjuli Brekke hosted this Pledge Drive edition of A Public Affair. Cynthia Lin helped bring in pledges throughout the program. During the hour, they brought listeners the harrowing story of memoirist Martha Long’s childhood. It took decades for Martha to bring herself to look back at the girl she was growing up in 1950’s Dublin. But that girl was, as Martha writes, “waiting for her chance to burst back into life and give voice to the pain she endured.” Her story has poured out in several volumes, each a best seller in Ireland and England.