In August of 2014, Ferguson, Missouri Police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed 18-year old Michael Brown in the middle of Ferguson’s Canfield Street. Although Wilson stated that Brown attempted to steal Wilson’s gun, witnesses at the scene stated that Brown had his hands in the air when Wilson shot him six times. Eight months […]
January 20, 2020 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Throughout the day, a variety of events take place, and speakers around the nation offer their interpretation of what Dr. King’s legacy means for us today. Here, at the Monday Buzz, though, it has become an annual tradition to hear from the man himself. So, here […]
“Housing is a human right”—that’s the rallying cry of representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar, along with other social and economic justice advocates around the country. Today on the show, Ali digs into the history of housing segregation and the effects of the affordable housing crisis locally and nationally with attorney Heidi Wegleitner from the […]
The firing (and later reinstatement) of security guard Marlon Anderson by Madison Metropolitan School District for repeating a racial slur in an educational moment with a student has ignited a national conversation about race, racism, language, history, and context. Today on the podcast, guest host Harry Hawkins facilitates a timely round table about the n-word, […]
The Trump base is willing to take short-term pain, like losing health insurance, for the hope of the long-term goal of turning back the clock of equity, according to noted historian and author Gerald Horne. He talks with Jan about Trump, race relations, and oppression in the U.S.
The fight against mass incarceration is a fight to fundamentally challenge the assumptions that drive our systems of policing, jails, and prisons in America. It’s also a fight against the practice of cash bail, and there are several groups in Madison who have banded together to take that on. The Free The 350 Bail Fund […]