Back in 2009, the United States ushered in the new decade with a federal minimum wage of $7.25. Ten years later in 2020, it hasn’t risen at all—even as the costs of housing, education, and healthcare have skyrocketed. To explore the issue of stagnant and poverty wages, guest host Nan Enstad is joined by historian […]
A proposed federal rule change would mean some Wisconsinites would no longer be eligible for food stamps if it takes effect. WORT producer Chali Pittman has the story.
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.