LISTEN Intimate partner violence is a public health problem that affects millions of Americans. We talk with a journalist about her reporting on the issue and consider the roots of this type of violence, how it affects society and how to address it. Source: Pixabay
A Look At The Power, Actions Of Black Americans Through Poetry
LISTEN Newbery Medal-winner Kwame Alexander joins us for a conversation about the poem, "The Undefeated," and about the power and actions of black Americans of the past and present. Image source: South Carolina State Library
Looking At Wisconsin's Environmental Legacy And Future
LISTEN We explore the past, present and future of Wisconsin’s environmental legacy on Earth Day with former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold and environmentalist Tia Nelson. Image Source: New America
How The Things We Make - Like Chairs - Have Changed Humans
LISTEN Chairs are everywhere. They're used in offices, schools, homes and more. We talk with a guest researcher about how the chair - which sits at the intersection of changing work habits, fashion and a desire for comfort - could be a symbol for the sedentary age we live in, and how the things we make change us. Image Source: Erik Schepers
The Role Of Generational Change In Social Movements
LISTEN Over the span of almost 30 years, gay marriage went from being supported by less than 12 percent of Americans to being the law of the land. We turn to a sociologist to consider how, in the space of a single generation, Americans’ views changed on the institution of marriage. We also discuss how social change happens and what we can learn from this case. Image Source: Ted Eytan
Amidst the #MeToo, #WhyIDidntReport Movements, How Do We Talk About Sex Education?
LISTEN In an era of #MeToo what should good sex education entail? Our guest has advice for parents and educators looking to navigate the waters of 21st century sex-ed, and says that conversations about consent, boundaries and body positivity are crucial. Image Source: Lum3n.com
How Is Rural America Saving Itself?
LISTEN Recent news analysis has asked - and tried to answer the question - of whether we can we save rural America. But our guest says that's the wrong question. He joins us to explore how rural America is saving itself and why rethinking what economic success looks like is key for the future of rural success. Image Source: Márcio Cabral de Moura
Looking At The Proposal In Governor Evers' Budget For Women's Health
LISTEN Governor Tony Evers has proposed $28 million as part of his budget to increase access to women’s health care and decrease infant mortality rates in the state. Our guests join us to break down the policy proposals and consider the state of women’s health in Wisconsin. Image Source: Joanna Sweeny
What Can We Learn From The 'Year Of The Woman' For State, National Politics?
LISTEN With a record number of women running and being elected for office at the local and national levels, 2018 was lauded as the year of the woman. We consider what the election looked like for the legislature in Wisconsin with a guest from WisContext, then turn to a political scientist to look at lessons for the future of representation and politics. Image source: Jessica Whittle Photography
Understanding The Effects On Wisconsin Businesses
LISTEN Tariffs and trade policy continues to evolve in the U.S, and the deadline for a 90-day truce halting further escalation of tariffs between the U.S. and China approaches. We turn to an attorney to understand the backstory and current state of tariffs and consider strategies for Wisconsin businesses. Image Source: Justin Kern
Food Insecurity And The Potential Effects Of A Government Shutdown
LISTEN During the partial government shutdown in 2018, we considered the potential effects on Wisconsin’s FoodShare program and on food banks. Our guest also explored the state of food insecurity in the Wisconsin. Image Source: Charlotte90T