Tonight, the Madison city council is voting on whether to purchase a building on Zeier Road near East Towne Mall to become a permanent homeless men’s shelter. The vote, which was originally scheduled for late March but delayed by vote of the council, comes at a time when Madison is seeing increased homelessness in the […]
In a 16-1 vote, Madison’s common council punted a decision on a new east side homeless shelter to May fourth. The property, located on Zeier Road near the East Towne Mall, will cost the city an estimated $2.6 million, plus an additional $400,000 for related acquisition costs. The council’s decision came around 2:00 AM, after […]
8 O’Clock Buzz host Bob Jacobson interviews studio guests Ken Taylor, Executive Director of Wisconsin Council on Children and Families and Linda Ketcham, Executive Director of Madison Area Urban Ministry (MUM) regarding a new Kids Count report on the impact on children of having incarcerated parents and about work MUM is doing to address the problem […]
Have you ever questioned the juvenile detention centers’ effectiveness? Are we just locking up children with problems so that we do not have to take responsibility ? Is this counterproductive action? Find out more by listening to the edition of A Public Affair!
What were some of things that made you smile during 2013? What we some of our greatest achievements of 2013? Check out today’s special edition of A Public Affair to hear about all of the things that made us smile in 2013!
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). […]