Monday host Patty Peltekos speaks with Erin Vilardi, founder of Vote Run Lead, a national organization which helps women run for office. Formerly, Ms. Vilardi was the Vice President of Program and Communications at The White House Project.
The 2017 elections were also a coming-of-age party for the transgender community in local races across the U.S. Openly transgender candidates surged to victory in such diverse places as Minneapolis, Minnesota, Erie, Pennsylvania, Prince William County, Virginia, Palm Springs, California, Doraville, Georgia and Somersworth, New Hampshire. The TransUnited Political Action Committee introduced its Breakthrough Initiative, […]
The 2017 election cycle brought a stunning surge of diverse, progressive legislators, alders, mayors, district attorneys and others into state and local offices across the country. Over the next few weeks, the Monday Buzz will feature interviews with a sampling of this new wave of progressive leaders. Starting out the program today, Eight O’Clock Buzz […]
With roots going back to the National American Woman Suffrage Association and Susan B. Anthony in the 1890s, the League of Women Voters has a long history of championing democracy and good government. The Wisconsin chapter of the League of Women Voters came into being in 1920, shortly after Wisconsin became the first state to […]
Try recommending a “good book about socialism” to some of your less political friends, and you’ll likely see their eyes glaze over. Everyone knows that socialist tomes are dry, pedantic and ultimately, a humorless chore to get through. Danny Katch never got the memo. Katch has made a career as both an activist and a […]
The last time our Eight O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing spoke with Bill Whitford, he was hoping to attract the attention of the U.S. Supreme Court with a lawsuit charging the State of Wisconsin with an illegal gerrymander. Since then, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case, marking the first time the Court […]