Madison City Council members. They decide how much your parking tickets and bus fares cost. They determine how many police and firefighters the city will hire. They choose how many snow plows and garbage trucks the city can afford. They influence the look and feel of our neighborhoods – how many bars there can be, […]
In his first 10 days in office, President Donald Trump has already established an ambitious and far-reaching agenda. Through an aggressive use of executive orders, Trump has already started the process of undoing the Affordable Care Act, issued gag orders on dozens of federal agencies, banned immigration from seven countries with majority Muslim populations, dumped […]
What effects will the newly inaugurated President Trump have on the local level? Carousel gets down to the root of this with guests Maurice Cheeks and MMSD Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham. Maurice Cheeks is the founder of Leading Locally, a grassroots organization of people who are committed to driving their community forward in the face of the […]
Let’s be real, 2016 was weird. But there is still reason to celebrate! It’s the 4th Annual end of the year Happy Show! Carousel Bayrd talks with Maurice Cheeks, Dianne Conway Hesselbein, Corinda Rainey-Moore, Brian Juchems and Kimberlee Wright. These Madison leaders tell us what they are proud of in 2016 and what motivates them to […]
How will the city budget move Madison forward? What vision do our political leaders have for the city? Today, Alders Maurice Cheeks and Denise Demarb join Carousel to talk about the proposed Madison 2017 budget. Police stations, racial justice, homeless street team, $15/hour, bus rapid transit, and more.
Madison Alders Maurice Cheeks and Matthew Phair announced Tuesday a set of budget proposals and expanded initiatives they hope will prevent gun violence, particularly among youth, in the future. Phair talks with WORT’s Darien Lamen about the recommendations.