Student protesters chanted “We all you love you ECE, we stand in solidarity,” as they marched up to Bascom Hall. Among them was Marcel, a graduate student at UW-Madison, one of many protesting today against the return of researcher and professor Dr. Akbar Sayeed to UW-Madison. “We are protesting because professor Sayeed drove his grad […]
Jan talks with Martha Hennessey, one of the members of the King’s Bay Plowshares 7, about the group’s recent trial and conviction. They are currently awaiting sentencing for their activism and face a potential 25 year prison term.
Hundreds of high school and college students from across the Madison area met at the State Capitol earlier today with one message: Preserve DACA. They chanted phrases such as “Up, up with education. Down, down with deportation” as they approached the State Capitol. DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It is a program […]
A crowd of people protesting gun violence gathered on the steps of the state Capitol this morning. They called for state lawmakers to pass legislation that would strengthen restrictions on guns in Wisconsin. In October, Governor Tony Evers ordered lawmakers to meet in a special legislative session to consider two bills related to gun control. […]
Today’s two-part show takes up issues of protest and extremist religious activism. In the first segment, attorney Patricia Hammel offers updates on the new, quietly-passed legislation known as the “pipeline trespass bill” (Assembly Bill 426) that has serious consequences for environmental protesters in Wisconsin. For the remainder of the show (starting at 17:10), Esty is […]
On Friday the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents will decide on rules that would establish mandatory minimum punishments for students who are found to disrupt free speech on multiple occasions. If adopted, the rules will mandate that students who disrupt the free speech rights of another student or an invited speaker on two occasions […]