Did you ever wonder why oral health care seems so separate from our other medical care, why insurance sometimes doesn’t cover? Mary Otto has a new book, “Teeth –The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America” that talks about how oral health became “ancillary health care”, despite the major medical […]
Trump won’t release his tax returns, but will Congress? In this interview with Jan Miyasaki, University of Virginia Professor George Yin talks about a 1924 law which allows Congress to obtain, review, and make public a government official’s tax return. This law was used to investigate Richard Nixon in 1973-74 (he was found to owe […]
Now more than ever, clean water is being threatened. Phosphorus from farming, pesticides, chlorides from street runoff, high capacity wells, and water privatization all threaten our water source. Liz Wessel from the Wisconsin John Muir chapter of the Sierra Club talks about the threats and Mark Miller’s proposed “sustainable water act”.
Knowing the history of labor movement helps to invigorate today’s activities, according to Ron Kent, editor of the International Labor History Association. The South Central Chapter of AFSCME is hosting a series of historical films each month, March through May, and Ron talked to Jan Miyasaki about these activities.
Being a women’s activist in the Middle East is not easy, but Fatima Outaleb from Morocco has made it her mission. Founding member of the Union of Women’s Action (Union de l’Action Féminine) as well as founding member of KARAMA, with a goal of advancing women’s participation, security, and rights in an Arab world, she […]
The ACLU not only fights for citizens’ rights in courts, but also has a major educational role, according to Kristen Hansen of the ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation. That group is currently in the midst of a class action lawsuit against Milwaukee police for their stop-and-frisk activities, which undermines community relations. They are also holding numerous […]