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 […]
Exactly one month ago today, on April 2, 2019, former alder Satya Rhodes-Conway was elected as the mayor of Madison, Wisconsin. On April 17, 2019, she took the oath of office. Today, sixteen days into her administration, we check in with Mayor Rhodes-Conway. With the input of listener callers, she and guest host Bert Zipperer […]
Yesterday afternoon, Tuesday host Carousel Bayrd sat down in the studio with Governor Tony Evers to discuss his goals and priorities for the state of Wisconsin. They cover a variety of topics including education, transportation, housing, public health, local government, economic development, and the governor’s recent budget proposals. For today’s episode, we bring you their […]
Esty Dinur returns from her time away on assignment, straight into the first week of WORT’s winter pledge drive. Her guest is Professor Anitra Nelson, researcher in the Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University in Australia. Dr. Nelson recently wrote about the necessity of sustainable housing and shared living spaces in her book, Small Is […]
A UW-Madsion study released this week tracks data on evictions in Dane County, finding some groups and areas more heavily affected than others. Brenda Konkel of the Tenant Resource Center and Revel Sims of UW-Madison’s Urban and Regional Planning Department join Tony to discuss the study and other housing issues in the area. Tenant Resource […]
Have you heard of the organization Take Back the Land? It is a group devoted to blocking evictions and rehousing homeless people in foreclosed houses. Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!