8 O'Clock Buzz
Mitch McConnell’s “highest priority” bill is an effort to tread on free speech rights by encouraging states to create laws which restrict government contracts to people who will certify that they do not participate in anti-Israeli boycott, divestment, sanctions (BDS) actions. Josh Ruebner, Policy Director of the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights talks about McConnell’s […]
Isabel Nuñez, Ph.D., Director of the School of Education and Professor at Purdue University, reports on the recently-settled teacher’s strike in Los Angeles and a similar strike of teachers in Chicago. With the recent election of Tony Evers as the governor of Wisconsin, is the tide turning on sentiment of public education?
Heidi Peltier, a Research Fellow at the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, has recently released a study showing that money spent on education, healthcare, infrastructure, or sustainable energy create more jobs and are a greater boom to the economy than military spending. She talks with Jan about her study.
The popular poetry and prose writer Mary Oliver—known for her meditations on the natural and spiritual world—passed away on Thursday. Widely read in introductory English classes, but sometimes shunned by “fancy critics,” Oliver won a Pulitzer Prize in 1984 for her fifth collection of poetry, American Primitive, and the National Book Award in 1992 for […]
Walking the line between fiction and reality, cartoons have the power to convey seemingly complex messages through subtle, and often creative, ways. As a cartoonist, Rodney Lambright Jr. makes use of the surreal imagery to disarm readers with a friendly atmosphere on the surface, but then dives into psychological trauma and the unconscious mind through […]
The United States imprisons more people, per capita, than any other nation. But the distribution of who’s getting locked up isn’t exactly even, especially for juvenile detention centers. According to the DOJ, black children are five times more likely to be detained or committed than white children. In our own state of Wisconsin, black youth […]