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.
We need to talk about privilege. For someone who is white and poor, talk of white privilege makes no sense. When you’re white and can’t afford to send your kids to college, your home town is dying, and you can’t get the necessities to live comfortably in the 21st century, the term white privilege has […]
“If my accomplishments ever stand out it’s because I’m standing on the shoulders of others.” Growing up in what is now “red America,” Mike McCabe learned the importance of the common good, and how none of us is self made. The Democratic Party seems to have forgotten those values and written off those Americans. In […]