Tony Castañeda is a Madison-based percussionist, a radio host, an advocate for social justice who’s worked in youth counseling and housing issues, and just generally a guy with a big personality and a decades-long history here in Madison. His Tony Castañeda Latin Jazz Band, which plays frequently around town, got started more than 20 years […]
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 […]
Tony Castaneda talks with Kyle Magyera of the Wisconsin Wetlands Association about their new study on the role wetlands play in preventing severe flooding. Magyera says that Wisconsin has now lost more than half of its original wetlands. “The capacity of our wetland landscape to help manage, store, and slow the flow of water is more […]
Teacher strikes in Oklahoma are reaching the two-week mark. Why are teachers protesting? And what are the similarities to the Wisconsin strike seven years ago? Tony Castaneda gets the lowdown Mike Elk, reporter for The Guardian and Senior Labor Reporter for Payday Report, a site that provides labor reporting in news deserts.
Wisconsin residents voting in last Tuesday’s primary might have noticed some irregularity in their registration due to a recent purge of the voting rolls. Thursday host Tony Castañeda speaks with Dane County Clerk Scott McDonnell, who says that the purge is linked to a multi-state voter registration database called the Electronic Information Registration Center (ERIC).
In the wake of the nation’s most recent school shooting, Thursday host Tony Castañeda speaks with students at East High School, who say they are always concerned about the possibility of a school shooting. They were invited to testify at the Capitol this week by State Representative Chris Taylor, during debate to take up a bill […]