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Mar 31, 2021

The Madison school board recently changed the way it decides who gets laid off or reassigned first when cutbacks are necessary, so it's no longer by seniority alone. Reporter Ayomi Wolff joins the show today to talk about that and why it's a racial equity issue. Plus, big news on the vaccine front.

Mar 30, 2021

Nonprofit orgs are unintentionally excluding immigrants from an important rental assistance program, and a local pastor and former prosecutor is bringing a restorative justice lens to the senior ranks of Madison school administration. Plus, we've got more than a million people fully vaccinated, but there's a lot of work...

Mar 29, 2021

Two years after a photo surfaced of dozens of Baraboo students giving a Nazi salute, the district has hired its first Black superintendent. Rainey Briggs takes the helm July 1. Plus, coronavirus stats are moving in the wrong direction, despite accelerating vaccinations.

Mar 26, 2021

A supporter of Monona's incumbent mayor implied in a Facebook comment that challenger Kristie Goforth isn't really Native American. On the podcast today, the fallout of what might seem like just a flippant comment and why it's problematic to make a person of color prove their heritage. Plus, COVID data that's not...

Mar 25, 2021

COVID numbers are moving in the wrong direction -- why and what does that mean? Plus, big step forward for One City Schools, as a major donation allows the purchase of a building and expansion through high school, and a big step forward for the Ho-Chunk Nation in Beloit, as the governor has approved a huge new casino.