Since 2006, the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has said you can’t have policies that discriminate based on hair if the policy affects one race more than others, but federal courts don’t agree that hair is a characteristic that is covered under race protections. Under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Wisconsin Fair Employment […]
Protests continued in Madison Tuesday night and into Wednesday over the Kenosha Police shooting of Jacob Blake. A candlelight vigil organized by Freedom, Inc. at the Capitol mourned Black lives that have been lost or forever changed by violence. WORT 89.9FM Madison · Protests over shooting of Jacob Blake continue Meanwhile, community leaders and local […]
Yesterday, Gov. Tony Evers called for a special legislative session on police reform in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha on Sunday. For today’s show, we speak with Rep. David Bowen and Rep. Shelia Stubbs, both members of the Wisconsin Legislative Black Caucus, about the special session and other vital issues […]
Dane County leadership introduced fourteen new criminal justice reform measures today. Put forward by County Board Chair Analiese Eicher and Supervisor Shelia Stubbs, the reforms would create new jail diversion programs, amend charging and sentencing procedures and establish new transparency policies for Dane County’s police. The proposals are the result of years of study by […]
In this November 15th edition we review the City’s budget deliberations and the Fire Chief’s call for a ninth ambulance, a student protest in support of DACA, Governor Tony Evers’ order to promote diversity in state government, and confusion surrounding a Lafayette County resolution some say amounts to a gag order.
Governor Tony Evers signed an executive order yesterday that will beef up the State’s diversity training. “I want to make clear that my administration and I are committed to making Wisconsin more equitable, just, and inclusive place for everyone,” says Evers. “We need to make sure that everyone’s voices are heard and our shared values […]