Over 50% of Madison residents are renters, and over 13,000 households are paying more than half of their monthly income in rent—and that’s not counting Madison’s student population of 40,000. What can be done about this? Today on the show, guest host Brenda Konkel hosts a vital conversation about affordable housing with Olivia Parry, senior […]
One in five girls in Wisconsin is currently living in poverty. Significantly more Wisconsin girls than boys report experiencing cyberbullying; they also experience higher rates of child abuse. More Wisconsin girls than boys report suicidal planning and self-harm behaviors. These are just a few of the findings of the The Status of Girls in Wisconsin: […]
“What ails philanthropy at its core is colonialism. Almost without exception, funders reinforce the colonial division of Us vs. Them, Haves vs. Have Nots, and mostly white saviors and white experts vs. poor, needy, urban, disadvantaged, marginalized, at-risk people,” writes Edgar Villanueva. For today’s episode, we hear from Edgar about his book Decolonizing Wealth, wherein he argues […]
Carousel Bayrd speaks with gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers, who has been Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction since 2009. He’s running against more than a dozen candidates in the Democratic Primary. Topics discussed include environment and water issues, education and schools, health care, and poverty in the state.
Chris Brockel and Joe Mingle talk about the non-profit organization called Healthy Food for All. They focus on Healthy Food for All’s work in food recovery and its plans to expand its work in 2017.
8 O’Clock Buzz host Jonathan Zarov interviews Ken Taylor, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families (WCCF) regarding the the latest KIDS COUNT® Data Book released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. “Wisconsin has a lot of work to do to improve outcomes for children of color,” said Ken Taylor, executive […]