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.
Mark Wilson and Conner Wild are in the unique position of witnessing the struggles of homelessness first-hand on a day-to-day basis. But they also possess the will and the drive to do something about it.
How will the city of Madison further address the homeless population? What actions are currently taking place by the mayor, the county executive, and their respective legislative bodies to help with this problem? On Tuesday, July 14th, Carousel Bayrd discussed homelessness with Madison City Council President Alder Denise Demarb and Dane County Board Supervisor Heidi Wegleitner.
A fair amount of the media coverage surrounding the new ‘protected class’ status for Madison’s homeless residents revolved around the politicking and rhetorical sparring sessions that went on between Mayor Paul Soglin and the Common Council.
How is homelessness thought about at the local and national levels? How does advocacy work interplay between the two? How does homelessness at the national level inform how those at the local level think about solutions? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!