The Ringling Brothers Circus has announced its final performances will take place this May. However, in the show’s historic home of Baraboo, the legacy and energy of the circus is living on. Scott O’Donnell, executive director of the Circus World Museum, talks to Tony about Wisconsin’s circus history and what families can still experience.
A federal court recently ruled that Wisconsin’s legislative map, drawn in 2011, was unconstitutional and created to favor the Republican party. Both sides in the lawsuit are awaiting word on whether the maps are to be redrawn immediately or if an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court will come first. Former state senator Tim Cullen […]
It’s been an eventful year on the state and national political scene. Matt Rothschild of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign joins Tony to offer his thoughts on the best and worst of 2016 and what’s ahead for next year.
Betsy DeVos, influential lobbyist and former Chair of the Michigan Republican Party, has been nominated as the next Secretary of Education. Edgewood College’s Dean of Education sees it as part of a continued attack on public education. He joins us in the studio to talk about DeVos and a Wisconsin legislator’s recent promise to scour […]
Helicopter pilots and crew played a crucial role in the Vietnam War, and over 4,700 lost their lives in battle. Bob Hesselbein of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association discusses his group’s proposed memorial to the pilots in Arlington National Cemetery, as well as their function in the war. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – VHPA Memorial
Over 1,500 children in the Madison area will be homeless this holiday season, but that doesn’t mean they have to be without gifts on Christmas Day. Two volunteers from Santas Without Chimneys join us to talk about the group’s mission and the ways we can still get involved to make a great holiday for everyone. […]