With the 2020 general election on the horizon, we turn our attention to voting and progressive politics for today’s show with Jane Kleeb, chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party and author of the new book Harvest the Vote: How Democrats Can Win Again in Rural America. She and Patty spend the hour discussing issues facing […]
As a Super Tuesday special, we present this pledge drive rebroadcast of Carousel’s interview with Wisconsin State Representative Dianne Hesselbein about gerrymandering and the fight for fair maps with Wisconsin. With fair maps in place, Rep. Hesselbein says, “Nobody can rig the system anymore—not Republicans, not Democrats, not anyone.” During the live segments of this […]
With 2020 elections looming on the horizon, we revisit the issue of gerrymandering and the fight for fair maps with Wisconsin State Representative Dianne Hesselbein for today’s episode. She offers updates on AB 303, the nonpartisan redistricting reform bill proposed by the state legislature. With fair maps in place, Rep. Hesselbein says, “Nobody can rig […]
Michael Li, Senior Counsel from the Brennan Center for Justice, talks about the recent Supreme Court decision NOT to get involved in gerrymandering issues in states. He talks with Jan about what this means locally, and what continuing actions are available to make elections more fair and representative of the people’s wishes.
“Let’s be careful on July 4th, with all the flag-waving,” says Matt Rothschild, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. There could be plenty of reasons to put away the flags on this Independence Day, from a slippery slope to fascism, curtailed rights to privacy, the US Supreme Court’s failure to address voter suppression and […]
As the Wisconsin State Senate meets to vote on the state budget today, Ali explores all things budget with State Representative Chris Taylor of the Joint Finance Committee. With the input of listener-callers, they cover Tony Evers and the “People’s Budget,” special education, gerrymandering, and the role of money and privatization in shaping public and […]