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WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE TURNS 100

Guest:  Simone Munson, Wisconsin Historical Society While women today take for granted their right to vote, that wasn’t always the case. The 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote, wasn’t passed and ratified until 1919. And it wasn’t easy or quick. Women’s rights groups had been working to accomplish this since 1846. Wisconsin was… Read more »

FROM FIREFIGHTER TO AUTHOR: AN INTIMATE STORY OF HEROISM, POVERTY, RACISM AND SOCIAL INJUSTICE

Guest:  Gregory Renz, former firefighter, author “You can’t hate someone whose story you know,” says Gregory Renz, quoting Margaret J. Wheatley.  And Gregory Renz’ powerful new novel, BENEATH THE FLAMES, illustrates how prejudices can disappear when worlds that are culturally apart can bond together. Gregory Renz brings his own credibility to the written page. As… Read more »

THE FACTS ABOUT MEDICAID EXPANSION

Guests:  Erin Grunze, Executive Director, League of Women Voters of Wisconsin;  Helen Marks Dicks, State Issues Advocacy Director, AARP Wisconsin Medicaid Expansion is once again on the table. Governor Evers has included it in his $83.5 billion budget proposal, and the Republicans in the Legislature are rejecting accepting the hundreds of millions of federal dollars… Read more »

HELP WANTED: FOSTER GRANDPARENTS

Guests: Laura Mikkelson, Intergenerational Volunteer Coordinator, RSVP of Dane County; Larry Orr, Foster Grandparent RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) of Dane County is looking for more seniors who wish to become Foster Grandparents. Foster Grandparents work with children in Dane County schools, Head Start programs and community centers, mentoring and helping them to be… Read more »

HELPING TEENS SUCCEED IN SOBRIETY AND IN LIFE

Guests:  Traci Goll, Horizon High School; students Julius and Jess Horizon High School in Madison is a one-of-a-kind school in Wisconsin. It is a recovery high school meaning its environment, curriculum and staff are structured to provide a safe and sober learning atmosphere for students in recovery from drug or alcohol abuse. And it is… Read more »