Science, technology, engineering and math fields, collectively known as STEM fields in education jargon, are commonly thought to be the hottest paths to economic well being. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that these fields will grow faster than any other sector in the years to come. But, some of the fastest growing segments […]
During the White House’s coronavirus briefing on Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the COVID-19 pandemic showed that health disparities among African Americans were “unacceptable.” Earlier today, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services updated its COVID-19 webpage with race and ethnicity information about patients who’ve been […]
African Americans lag behind white Americans in employment and educational outcomes nationally, but University of Iowa Professor Colin Gordon’s Race in the Heartland report argues that the gap between white and black Midwesterners is among the worst in the country. Furthermore, a related paper entitled “Wisconsin’s Extreme Racial Disparity” uses data from Gordon’s report to […]
Monday host Patty Peltekos speaks with Andy Gronik, one of the ten Democratic candidates running for Governor. Among the discussion points and listener questions are the candidate’s business experience, jobs concierge service and plan to combine the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the Department of Workforce Development, positions on Lyft and Uber, and thoughts on […]
(WORT) — African American men face serious health disparities, including much higher risks of death from heart disease, stroke and diabetes. But activists and medical professionals are working to address this issue.
Madison Police Chief Mike Koval graciously joined the Monday Buzz to discuss with Brian Standing a slew of topics, from the recently announced restorative justice program to his perspectives on how the community and police should respond to issues like racial disparities in arrest rates and mental health crises.