Earlier this month, Madison swore in Shon Barnes as the new chief of police. For today’s show, we feature Tuesday host Carousel Bayrd’s exclusive interview with Chief Barnes about his philosophy of policing and his vision for the Madison Police Department. They talk about what brought Chief Barnes to Wisconsin, community and neighborhood-oriented policing, SROs […]
Today on the Tuesday 8:00 Buzz with Dr. Damita Brown (in exile)… Laura Gray, Director of Diversity & Cultural Responsiveness for Iowa City School District joins us to talk about her work for Restorative Justice and Equity and Diversity in education. Laura is the founder of Educational Consultancy Restorative Community Partners, and the Captivate Conference. […]
Today, we welcome back to the show professor Alex S. Vitale, author of the book The End of Policing, which has become an indispensable text for the rising movement to defund the police. For this interview, he and Allen discuss the militarization of the police, cops in schools and the school-to-prison pipeline, the local work […]
Damita Brown talks with Eugenia Highland, Restorative Justice Director from YWCA of Madison about Latinx issues in our community, how they relate to the issues faced by other minorities, and what we can all do to work together toward justice. Remembering Miss Milele Chikasa Anana, founder of Umoja Magazine and beautiful and beloved elder of […]
For today’s pledge drive show, Ali is in conversation with Danielle Sered, executive director of Common Justice, about restorative justice and her new book, Until We Reckon: Violence, Mass Incarceration, and a Road to Repair. Danielle Sered is executive director of Common Justice, a Brooklyn-based organization that offers alternatives to incarceration for people charged with […]
For today’s show, Ali hosts a vital conversation about the work of restorative justice and youth empowerment. Our guests are Aaron Blake, youth court coordinator, and Lorrie Hurckes Dwyer, executive director at Dane County TimeBank, and Eugenia Highland, restorative justice director at YWCA Madison.