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GOODWILL OF SOUTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN PREPARES FOR THE 2020 TAX SEASON

Goodwill Industries of South Central Wisconsin is a local, non-profit organization whose mission is to help people achieve their highest level of independence through the power of work. Goodwill SCWI employs more than 300 people in a 14-county region and provides a broad range of services. One of them is their Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program… Read more »

JOURNALISM IN JEOPARDY: WHY THIS THREATENS OUR DEMOCRACY, AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT

Over the past 15 years in Wisconsin, 77 newspapers have closed, and circulation is down by one million. Yet, we are increasingly inundated with group e-mails, Facebook posts, tweets, and other forms of social media containing comments and accusations that are meant to sway opinions but have not undergone the rigorous fact-checking process which is… Read more »

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE: THE PATH TO PRISON REFORM

Healing the ripples of harm caused by crime is not easy, but that is the challenge the Prison Ministry Project of the United Church of Christ in Wisconsin has taken on to fix a broken criminal justice system. While politicians campaign on being “tough on crime” and accuse opponents of being “soft on crime,” Rev…. Read more »

WE ARE MANY UNITED AGAINST HATE

Evidence of hate is percolating in America and around the world. According to the American Psychological Association, the FBI reported more than 7,000 hate crimes in the United States during 2017. In Wisconsin, there were 17 religion-based hate crimes that same year.  Enter Masood Akhtar, PhD, who realized his dream of coming to the United… Read more »

WYSO IS MUSIC TO OUR EARS

WYSO, the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra, which began over 50 years ago, has grown to provide a full array of orchestral training and performance opportunities to over 400 young musicians between the ages of 8 and 18. Three full orchestras, two string orchestras, a chamber music program and a broad selection of ensembles and workshops… Read more »