During last night’s protest, attendees stood in silence for eight minutes to mourn the death of George Floyd. They congregated on the steps of the capitol building, and set up a memorial to multiple victims of police violence at the center of the protest. The protest flipped between solemn memorials, an open mic night for […]
On Saturday night, violence broke out in downtown Madison, as police and protesters clashed on State Street. Some agitators also took the chance to damage business. On Sunday Morning, Michael Johnson, the President and CEO of the Dane County Boys and Girls Club, arranged a clean-up crew of over 3,000 to sweep through the affected […]
Image courtesy Madison365’s Facebook livestream In a virtual town hall this morning, Dane County law enforcement officials publicly condemned the murder of George Floyd. The town hall was streamed on Facebook by the Dane County Boys and Girls Club and Madison365. Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was killed after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pinned […]
With 381 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and four deaths, as of March 22nd, Wisconsin is just entering the acceleration phase of the coronavirus pandemic. Dane County has 61 of the state’s COVID-19 confirmed cases, but that number is expected to grow as the county moves into the community spread phase, meaning it’s no longer practical […]
Deep in the tropical forests of Gombe National Park in Tanzania, chimpanzees wander in relative abundance, and Michael Johnson isn’t far behind. He follows chimpanzees through the treetops to capture the day-to-day sounds they use to communicate: howling, screeching and the infamous pant-hoot. He does all this in an effort to learn whether chimps have […]
Sabrina Madison speaks with entrepreneur Dr. Jasmine Zapata and Boys & Girls Club of Dane County‘s CEO Michael Johnson about their paths to entrepreneurial and non profit successes.