Earlier this year, Wednesday host Ali Muldrow defeated former Dane County Board supervisor David Blaska in the general election for seat 4 on the Madison school board. On today’s episode, Ali and Dave meet in the studio for a frank discussion of their political differences, covering topics like race, gender, sexual violence, abortion, and gerrymandering, […]
Summer is winding down and school is back in session! Carousel celebrates the first day back in class with school board president Gloria Reyes and recently-elected school board member Ananda Mirilli from the Madison Metropolitan School District. They discuss the search for a new superintendent, the importance of extending support to teachers in their struggle […]
Coming off the tails of the Madison school board elections earlier this month, Ali invites former school board president James Howard to the studio to reflect on his nine years of service. They have an open discussion about his early years in office, his role as the only African American member of the board, the […]
The spring election results are in, and Madison has a lot to say! First up on today’s show, WORT news director Molly Stentz catches up with Satya Rhodes-Conway, who defeated incumbent Paul Soglin in yesterday’s mayoral race. For the remainder of the hour, Molly is joined in the studio by Dylan Brogan, staff writer at […]
On today’s edition of Meet the Candidates, WORT news director Molly Stentz speaks with the candidates for MMSD school board seat 5: TJ Mertz, Ananda Mirilli, and Amos Roe. Over the course of the hour, the candidates discuss why they’re running, academic achievement gaps, budget priorities in the district, and school safety. The local spring […]
We pick back up with another edition of Meet the Candidates, this time for the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) school board. For today’s show, Carousel interviews the candidates for seat 3, Cris Carusi and Kaleem Caire. They spend the hour discussing their priorities for the students and teachers of Madison’s K–12 school system.