No standardization of community correction / community supervision policies in Wisconsin — according to Karen Reece Phifer, V.P. of Research and Education at the Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development in Madison. The probation and parole system is heavily overburdened and under supported, which leads to inconsistencies in administration and makes Wisconsin the worst state […]
In today’s 8 O’Clock Buzz Ex-PO hour, Jerome Dillard speaks with Melissa Sargent, candidate for the 16th District Senate seat vacated by Mark Miller. The discussion focuses on her work on social justice issues, investing in people and opportunities rather than punishment, disproportionate rates of arrest for people of color, legalization of cannabis, and more.
Efforts to undermine and privatize the U.S. Postal Service has continued since the mid-1970’s, according by the recently published research by Lisa Graves, Executive Director of True North Research, in her article “Wait a Minute, Mr. Koch-Man: The Plot to Kill the Public’s Postal Service”. Libertarians, led by the Koch Brothers, have undermined, and continue […]
“Monitoring from birth to death” — this is how author and prison reform activist, Victoria Law, describes the juncture of liberal prison reformists and financial conservatives efforts to monitor people …focussing on people of color…in efforts to reduce the cost of prisons. The result is electronic monitoring which may start in schools (and before), and […]
When you think of professional modern dance, does “cold war politics” immediately come to you mind? No? Well, Victoria Phillips, Lecturer in History at Columbia University, writes about dance as propaganda for democracy in her latest book: “Martha Graham’s Cold War: The Dance of American Diplomacy”. Jan talks to her about this great read.
With a mission to help land trusts and owners protect, maintain, and restore land to its native state, Gathering Waters works to provide the tools and resources to make this possible. In this episode of the 8 O’Clock Buzz, Annual Giving and Outreach Manager Patricia McMurtrie talks about what a land trust is, and how […]