Some huge mergers are in the works: Dow & DuPont, Syngenta & ChemChina, and Monsanto & Bayer — seriously consolidating the food and agri-chemical industries in the U.S. Should these be allowed? Many consumer groups are against the plans, and are testifying in hearings about these proposed mergers. Patty Lovera from Food and Water Watch […]
Is the Social Security Administration an easy target to score political points? According to Nancy Altman from Social Security Works, the SSA has a $2.8 trillion surplus, does not affect the national debt, and functions with just 0.7% administration costs — what could be better? Yet it’s being choked by cuts from both the left […]
The REAP Food Group envisions fresh produce on every table in the state. A tall order, to be sure, but a worthwhile effort to help all residents (especially kids) eat healthier. Hannah Wente talks with Jan Miyasaki about their efforts and a couple of upcoming food celebrations occurring in October: Pie Palooza (10/30)and Farm to […]
September 21st marks the 20th anniversary of the International Day of Peace. The Madison Children’s Museum is celebrating with an open house and performances by rapper/animator Nino Patel and Stuart Stotts, performing songs for children ages 0 to 113 years. Nino Patel and Mariah Miller say more…
Permanent housing is a chronic struggle for those with mental illness. In this feature from the 8 O’Clock Buzz, Jan Miyasaki talks with Dean Loumos from Housing Initiatives, a local group with amazing success in finding affordable housing for Vietnam veteran and those with mental illness. They also discuss the “Vietnam War and Its Lasting […]
Jan Miyasaki speaks with Jerome Dillard, local representative of EXPO, Ex-Prisoners Organizing, and Manuel La Fontaine, organizer of the national Formerly Incarcerated and Convicted Peoples Movement seminar, about issues that affect community and family of former prisoners.