In 2018, Madison mayoral candidate Satya Rhodes-Conway gave an interview to Madison 365, where she stressed her compassionate, collaborative approach to the issues of homelessness and racial equity. That marked a stark contrast with the combative approach articulated by then-mayor Paul Soglin. Largely on the strength of her promise of a more collaborative approach, Rhodes-Conway […]
Over 50% of Madison residents are renters, and over 13,000 households are paying more than half of their monthly income in rent—and that’s not counting Madison’s student population of 40,000. What can be done about this? Today on the show, guest host Brenda Konkel hosts a vital conversation about affordable housing with Olivia Parry, senior […]
Nearly 2.3 million adults are currently incarcerated in the United States, which represents the highest incarceration rate in the world. How did this come to be? What led to the construction of the carceral state? On today’s episode, we learn about the history of mass incarceration in Los Angeles and beyond with UCLA history professor Kelly […]
Seeing homeless people sleeping on park benches or in doorways has sadly become a familiar sight in Madison. Many of those people may be struggling with a mental illness that has made holding down a job and maintaining a home impossible. Helena White has a report on Andreas Moore, who had struggled with chronic homelessness […]
Over 1,500 children in the Madison area will be homeless this holiday season, but that doesn’t mean they have to be without gifts on Christmas Day. Two volunteers from Santas Without Chimneys join us to talk about the group’s mission and the ways we can still get involved to make a great holiday for everyone. […]
Chaous Riddle joins Brian Standing to speak about Santas Without Chimneys.