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.
Back in September, the workers of Willy Street Co-op voted overwhelmingly to unionize, joining the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America and forming UE Local 1186. On this episode, we hear from Willy Street workers and union bargaining team members Thayer Reed and Demi Brock-Montgomery about the collective bargaining process and labor conditions […]
Today’s show focuses on two different aspects of health. First, we learn the ins and outs of getting healthcare coverage in Wisconsin with Anthony Curtis, community outreach ambassador for Covering Wisconsin. The enrollment deadline is December 15. You can find more information at coveringwi.org. Then, we turn our attention to chronic wasting disease (CWD): what […]
Hosted by the Aruna Project, a US international human rights non-profit, the Madison Aruna Run is raising funds to help free, empower, and employ sexually enslaved women in India. You select the name of an enslaved woman whom the Aruna Project staff is actively working to free, write her name on your race bib, and […]
With back-to-school season in full swing, we turn our attention to school immunizations for today’s episode. Our guest is Sarah Hughes, immunization coordinator with Public Health Madison & Dane County, who answers a host of listener calls about the vaccination schedule for K–12 students, healthcare access for low-income communities, the public controversy around vaccination, and […]
Last year, one in five U.S. high school students reported vaping the previous month, according to a survey conducted by the CDC. Vaping is on the rise—and so are vaping-related hospitalizations. Why are so many teens vaping? What are the health effects? And why have cities around the country been issuing warnings to stop vaping […]