8 O'Clock Buzz
With a goal “to facilitate and sustain the development and growth of community based grassroots organizations for the purposes of enhancing democracy, justice, and equity for all”, the Wisconsin Grass Roots Network is holding its 10th annual festival to bring together advocates for criminal justice, poor peoples’ campaign, water resources conservation, and other activist opportunities, […]
Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger began as a watchdog action group to push for clean water in and around the closed Badger Munitions Plant, and has expanded it’s mission to include other forms of careless and hazardous disposal of military ordinances. Jan Miyasaki talks to Laura Olah about their “Cease Fire Campaign”.
With a history of over 65 years of assisting the visually-impaired, the Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired continues to advocate and help visually-impaired Wisconsin residents lead full and rich lives, both at home and at work. Jan talks with the CEO/Executive Director, Denise Jess, about that group’s work. They have several events […]
When we look into the night sky, we all know about Cassiopea, Orion the Hunter, Draco the Dragon, or Leo the Lion, all named after Greek myths. But, not everyone looks at the stars through the same lens. The Manfred Olson Planetarium in Milwaukee is hosting Indigenous Voices-Sharing the Night Sky March 23 through May […]
In 1982, the Milwaukee Journal published a map of “Ethnic Groups in Wisconsin.” The map legend shows distinct colors for areas settled by people from the British Isles, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, and Western Europe. A good chunk of the map, however, is colored light blue, for “diverse nationalities or Indian,” with no other explanation, and […]
Republican Wisconsin Senator and U.S. Senate Candidate Leah Vukmir wants to throw parolees and those on probation back in jail if they do anything wrong… even if it means spending state money to build more prisons. Vukmir’s legislation, Senate Bill 54 would revoke the probation or parole for anyone who is charged with a new […]