Madison’s Task Force on Government Structure wrote in their final report that “the city’s current government structure is an impediment to full participation and representation and, therefore, that the city’s structure is fundamentally unfair to a large portion of the city’s population, including, most notably, the city’s residents of color and low income.” As a […]
Welcome to the second installment of WORT’s Innovations in Democracy series. In this three-part series, we’ll be talking to global experts to explore new ways of using digital technology to expand participatory democracy to a larger population of diverse citizens. Innovations in Democracy is produced by Roslyn Fuller, with assistance from Ahmed Teleb. In this […]
As the general election approaches, remember to vote down-ballot! On today’s show, we provide context and information about two referenda on the November 3 ballot to support Madison Metropolitan School District schools, one for operating costs (teachers, services) and one for capitol costs (building renovations and remodeling). Our guests are school board member Cris Carusi, […]
It’s that time of year again: back to school! But things are looking pretty different this year, with Madison schools slated for an all-virtual start. First up today, we discuss the plan for virtual teaching and what to expect from MMSD with school board president Gloria Reyes. Then, we hear from Mo Cheeks, president of […]
Photo by Austin Pacheco on Unsplash. Yesterday, the Madison School Board approved two referendum questions that will now be on the ballot for the November election: one to help the district improve school facilities, one to maintain operating expenses and invest in the school system. The Capital Referendum would allow the school district to issue […]
In this November 8th edition we review the addition of a new University of Wisconsin Police Department Office, referenda Madison and Milwaukee voters may see next year, protesters demanding increased gun control, and the City of Madison’s growing relationship with graffiti.