One of the greatest issues that Madison and Dane County face is the growing poverty rate. Why is this rate getting higher and just how bad is it affecting out schools? On Tuesday September 24th, our host Carousel Bayrd sat down with Linda Ketchem of Madison Urban Ministry (MUM) and the Executive Director, Amy Noble, of the Homeless Services Transition Education Program for Madison Public Schools, to discuss the issue of homelessness and its role in our schools.
On the Wednesday, June 19th Buzz, host Jan Miyasaki was joined by Michael Basford to talk about the affordable housing crisis in Madison and homelessness, especially homelessness of persons affected by severe mental illness. Basford is the associate director of Housing Initiatives, which increases the supply of affordable housing as well as provides mental health […]
On Wednesday February 20th, host Tim Hansel spoke with Executive director of Outreach Steve Starkey and Wilma’s Found founder Donald Haar regarding homelessness in the LGBT population.
On Monday February 4th, Brenda Konkel subbing for John Quinlan spoke with a panel of guests about issues surrounding homelessness and alcoholism in Madison. Brenda interviewed Craig Spaulding, Meg Rothstein, Bruce Wallbaum, Nate Abrahams, Ed Kuharski and two members of Madison’s homeless community, “Zombie” and Ronnie.
On Monday November 26th, Brenda Konkel subbing for John Quinlan focused on ways to alleviate homelessness in Madison. She spoke with a number of Madison officials who are searching for ways to help the homeless community including County Board Supervisor Heidi Wegleitner, Michael Basford from Housing Initiatives and Linda Ketcham from the Madison Urban Ministry(MUM). […]