It’s primary election day in Wisconsin! On today’s episode, hear a variety of election perspectives with guest host Gil Halsted. First, we talk with Matthew Rothschild of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign to get a bird’s-eye view of election issues, including campaign finance. Next, we discuss the relationship between prison reform and elections with Eric Howland […]
Tomorrow, August 14, is a statewide partisan primary election in Wisconsin. What do you need to know before heading to the polls? Find out on today’s show! Our guests are Eileen Newcomer, voter education coordinator of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, and Brook Soltvedt, board president of the League of Women Voters of […]
Thousands of students across the Madison area walked out of their classrooms today to protest gun violence. They came from middle schools, high schools, and the UW campus — and joined a national student movement. Their message? Do something to end mass shootings. It’s been one month since the shooting at a high school in […]
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).
The Madison teachers’ union continues its battle for open records access. The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in a challenge from M-T-I to access union vote records. Back in 2015, the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission denied a request from Madison Teachers Inc. to the names of which teachers did and didn’t vote in […]
With roots going back to the National American Woman Suffrage Association and Susan B. Anthony in the 1890s, the League of Women Voters has a long history of championing democracy and good government. The Wisconsin chapter of the League of Women Voters came into being in 1920, shortly after Wisconsin became the first state to […]