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.
Richard Scott, Sr is in the studio talking about his new play “The Invisibles. Some of the cast join us and present excerpts from the play. Richard and the kids will present “The Invisibles” at Goodman Community Center on May 14th from 7:30-8:30.
As construction continues on Madison’s long-awaited Union Corners development, one group of nearby residents of the area have found themselves booted out of the vicinity. Two weeks ago, “no parking, no standing” signs sprouted up along Winnebago Street extension, apparently aimed at removing an informal encampment of homeless living in their automobiles and recreational vehicles. […]