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LOCAL VOICES NETWORK: FOSTERING CONSTRUCTIVE COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

Katherine Cramer, PhD, UW-Madison Professor of Political Science, gained national acclaim with her book, The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness and the Rise of Scott Walker, published in March 2016. After the overwhelming response to her book, Kathy Cramer wanted her work to move beyond simply unearthing resentments. A speaking engagement at Harvard in March… Read more »

HOW GOODS CAN UNITE US

In their Citizens United decision, the U. S. Supreme Court determined that corporations are people too, and they have a constitutional right to political speech. Now, a new and free app, Goods Unite Us, allows consumers to hear what corporations are saying in the form of their political donations and, in turn, lets consumers respond… Read more »

THE ART OF HEALING IN PATIENT CARE

Science and technology cannot replace the power of a physician learning about his or her patients, connecting with them, listening, touching, reading their eyes, showing compassion—treating the whole person and not just the disease. This is the premise of Healing the Soul by Bhupendra O. Khatri, MD. In this book, Dr. Khatri shares personal stories of patients… Read more »

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 »