Today’s show is dedicated to Anisa Scott, the Madison eleven-year-old whose life was taken much too soon by gun violence. First, Wednesday host Ali Muldrow commemorates Anisa’s life with Reverend Everett Mitchell. Then, she talks about the impact of gun violence in our community and the fight for Black lives with M. Adams of Freedom, […]
According to the Madison Police Department, 2020 has had a reported 143 shots-fired incidents so far, an 88% increase from the same period last year. Madison community leaders and activists expressed their frustrations with officials’ inability to take meaningful action against gun violence at a press conference this afternoon. The conference was held outdoors on […]
When a governor calls a special legislative session, it means they want lawmakers to address issues of pressing importance that can’t wait for a regular session. Governor Evers called his first such session today in order to address gun violence in Wisconsin. “Last month I stood with members of our communities, elected officials and law […]
In this week’s review, we’ll hear from filmmaker Ken Burns about his new country music documentary, state lawmakers considering legalizing medical marijuana and body cam bills, municipalities asking state lawmakers to take action on gun violence, and a quick thinking eleven-year-old who may have helped stop a spate of assaults in Madison.
Nearly 200 local government leaders across Wisconsin are asking state lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to come to the table to talk about gun safety. Producer Chali Pittman has the story.
In the wake of the mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas over the weekend, we turn our attention to gun violence for today’s episode with guest host Gil Halsted. First, we talk to Patrick Smith, criminal justice reporter for WBEZ, about Chicago’s most violent weekend on record—and how Chicagoans have a different […]