With the 2020 general election on the horizon, we turn our attention to voting and progressive politics for today’s show with Jane Kleeb, chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party and author of the new book Harvest the Vote: How Democrats Can Win Again in Rural America. She and Patty spend the hour discussing issues facing […]
Last night, Governor Tony Evers delivered his 2020 State of the State Address. Today on the show, political reform activist Mike McCabe joins Allen in the studio to respond to several of Gov. Evers’ key points, including redistricting, rural life and economy, education, dairy farming, drinking water, gun control, and marijuana legalization. Mike McCabe is […]
Do you shop for groceries? Do you like spending times on Wisconsin’s lakes and rivers? Do you or your family live in a rural community? If so, you’re affected by Wisconsin’s concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). CAFOs are facilities hosting one type of livestock animal such as dairy cows, beef cattle, pigs, goats, chickens, or […]
According to national statistics, more than 54% of rural counties have no hospital-based obstetrics services, leaving 18 million reproductive-age rural women without access to care. Here in Wisconsin, there are twenty counties with no practicing OB-GYN. What are the consequences of these barriers to women’s health in rural areas? Today on the show, guest host […]
Tony Castañeda speaks with journalist Dan Kaufman, who’s reported on Wisconsin’s recent political changes for The New York Times and The New Yorker. His new book The Fall Of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest Of A Progressive Bastion And The Future Of American Politics gives a deep political history of state, from the formation of the […]
Monday host Patty Peltekos speaks with State Senator Kathleen Vinehout, who’s running in August’s Democratic primary to be Wisconsin’s governor. With plenty of listener questions, they discuss her history as a dairy farmer and as a researcher, and cover topics related to rural issues, the environment, a woman’s right to choose, urban issues, and more.