The Oscar Mayer plant came to Madison in 1919 and became a fixture of the Northside, employing thousands of workers over the years. In 2015, owner Kraft Heinz announced that the Madison plant would be closing and the headquarters moved to Chicago. The factory closed in June 2017, and Reich Brothers Holdings purchased the property […]
Substitute host Rebecca Kemble explores the idea of “the commons,” a type of model in which resources are managed and accessible to all members of a community. She is joined by Stephanie Rearick, founder of Madison’s Mutual Aid Network; Christian Iaione, Associate Professor of Public Law at Guglielmo Marconi University of Rome and Visiting Professor of Governance of the […]
Two DMV service centers on Madison’s west side, at Sheboygan Avenue and Odana Road, are being closed and consolidated into a singular service center at 8417 Excelsior Drive this month. While the soon-to-be-defunct service centers are directly on Metro Transit’s bus lines, the new Excelsior Drive service center will not be directly accessible by public […]
President Trump announced last week that Taiwan-based Foxconn is going to look at Wisconsin to create a 1,000-acre campus. Since then, legislators have laid out the benefits the state will gain from this, as well as the potential detriments. One area of concern as of late is the push back of environmental regulations presented in the […]
Last week, Esty joined Dena Eackles, Paulette Moore, and Rebecca Kemble to Bismarck as Kemble went for a pretrial motion hearing to dismiss four charges from the protests in fall of 2016. Listen as they share stories on Water Protector trials, new protection camps and other updates from North Dakota.
It’s that time of year: resolutions are being formed and reflections are made. People take a moment to look back at the past year, and forward to the new year that comes. Today Allen Ruff talks with local activists Rebecca Kemble and Will Williams, as well as you, the listener, to hear your concerns and […]