The Beacon Day Shelter opened in October on East Washington Avenue. This is the first winter it has been active, serving members of Dane County’s homeless population. The Beacon’s director, Judith Metzger, says the shelter can act as a one-stop shop for homeless families and individuals. “The Beacon provides those services and resources for […]
Last fall, Madison’s long-awaited day-shelter and resource center for the homeless individuals finally opened. Longtime Buzz host Brian Standing speaks to Jackson Fonder, President and CEO of Catholic Charities about how things are going so far at The Beacon.
Homeless advocates say Madison laundromat shut their doors rather than serve them If you needed a laundromat near Willy Street this morning, you were out of luck. The Parktowne Laundries was closed without warning today. Advocates for homeless people say they think it was because they were headed over to use the machines there. The […]
8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing talks with Anders Zanichkowsky, of the Tenant Resource Center regarding Madison’s recent crackdown on the State Street homeless. Anders also works on homeless and policing issues as a member of the No Dane County Jail Group.
KOJO Productions LLC is a local community-based theatrical company. Our goal is to bring historically overlooked events from the African American experience to the public stage. In addition we want to recognize the global contributions which have been made by a proud people. KOJO Production’s final goal is to encourage other groups to pursue their […]
The very bumpy road toward the creation of a Dane County homeless day center hit a few more potholes a couple of weeks ago. Only one vendor, the fledgling nonprofit Stepping Stones, responded to the County’s request for proposals to operate the center — and came in a third over budget. The county board rejected the sole proposal, and now it’s back to square one for the troubled facility. Dane County District 2 Supervisor Heidi Wegleitner has led the charge to create the Day Center. Brian Standing spoke with Heidi about the difficult path on the Monday 8 O’Clock Buzz.