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.
MADISON (WORT) — A follow up to last fall’s series looking into racial disparity in Dane County, Helena White brings us a series of interviews with longtime Madisonian Jamada Norris.
Norris offers his perspective on what it is like to live and raise children as an African American in our community.
Saturday, October 11th is the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice’s Annual Assembly. This year the Assembly will focus on overcoming racial disparities in incarceration. Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!