The Capital Times held a forum last night for the seven Democratic candidates running to represent Wisconsin’s 76th Assembly District. The incumbent, state representative Chris Taylor, is leaving the seat to serve on the Dane County Circuit Court. The 76th Assembly District contains the northeast parts of Madison, including the Truax Air Force Base. In […]
Today on the show, guest host Ron Luskin is joined in the studio by Jason Ilstrup, director of Downtown Madison, Inc. about DMI’s civic agenda, including economic development, transportation, inclusiveness, and quality of life in Madison. With input from callers, they discussion topics like Madison’s cycling culture, the need for a stronger public transit network, […]
Dane County’s Spanish-speaking population has more than tripled since 1990. The U.S. Bureau of the Census estimates that, as of 2015, there were almost 29,000 Hispanics living in Dane County, which at 6% of the population, makes Spanish-speakers the largest single minority group in the county. The Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County seeks […]
In April, 2015, a number of prominent environmental thinkers published the Ecomodernist Manifesto, which states, in part “we affirm one long-standing environmental ideal, that humanity must shrink its impacts on the environment to make more room for nature, while we reject another, that human societies must harmonize with nature to avoid economic and ecological collapse.” […]
The City of Madison announced this week a new grant program designed to protect independent retailers on State Street. But exactly who would these grants benefit? And who do they need protection from? Darien Lamen talks with city and business group spokespeople, as well as independent retailers to find out more.
With the closing of Oscar Meyer in Madison, we are reminded of Madison’s economic development. Where is it going? How is Madison supporting jobs and how can we create them? Today Carousel Bayrd talks with Satya Rhodes-Conway of COWS and Madison Region Economic Partnership President Paul Jadin.