How do we understand the ongoing assaults on public education at all levels? What are the forces at play and what are the implications? In this episode, Allen approaches these questions with educational theorist Michael Apple. They spend the hour discussing the state of public schools in the U.S. and the struggle for democracy in […]
The Wisconsin Environmental Health Network (WEHN) hosts an annual conference focused on environmental health. The conference features recognized speakers and an environmental justice panel. This conference also provides an opportunity for scientists, researchers, healthcare professionals, environmental advocates and concerned citizens to network and make connections.
This two-day workshop is an introduction to Inner Kids, an activity-based approach to mindful awareness developed by Susan Kaiser Greenland to enhance the well-being of children and their caregivers. Through meditation and other experiential exercises, role-play, group discussion, and talks, you will learn ways to integrate attention, balance, and compassion into daily life to strengthen […]
US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Vice President Mike Pence visited the State Capitol today to signal their support for school voucher programs. Secretary DeVos, a long-time advocate for school voucher systems, spoke to a gathered crowd of supporters an d students wearing yellow sashes in support of National School Choice Week. She […]
For today’s show, Ali highlights the work of Sofia Snow, a community leader, writer, and performing artist who was recently named the director of the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI) at UW–Madison. Sofia, herself a graduate of OMAI’s First Wave hip-hop scholarship program, discusses her path from the East Coast to Madison, her extensive […]
The Palmyra-Eagle school district is located an hour east of Madison, and consists primarily of two towns separated by the Kettle-Moraine Forest: Palmyra and Eagle. Last April, voters in the district rejected a proposal to raise $11.5 million in taxes over four years to sustain the district, which has seen enrollment steadily decline over the […]