Dane County Time Bank is celebrating its 13th birthday on Saturday, October 20th, from 7-10PM. Originally established as a mechanism to replace money with shared services, the Time Bank has expanded to support restorative justice, and to become a hub of shared resources for other community action groups.
Founded in 1990, after groundwater contamination was detected at the Badger Munitions Plant, Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger (CSWAB) began as a grassroots effort to assure safe drinking water, but since then has expanded its watchdog efforts to include a variety of military waste and disposal issues, including open-pit burning of explosives, water contamination […]
Jennifer Pozner has a new article on Truthout, and she talks to Jan Miyasaki about how the Kavanaugh hearings demonstrate the white male persecution complex in light of Kavanaugh’s allegations of rape. She discusses how the all-male Republican senators on the committee strove to strengthen male entitlement and self-pity in light of accusations and misdeeds.
One of the goals of Physicians for Social Responsibility is to ban nuclear weapons — not some, but all nuclear weapons worldwide. Jan talks with Dr. Paula Rogge and Vicki Elson about the group’s support of the 7/7/17 U.N. resolution to eliminate nuclear weapons (which the U.S. boycotted), financial divestiture in companies which support the […]
Jan talks with Professor Karen Schloss from the U.W. Department of Psychology about her research on “human visual attention” — which means your brain may not see what your eyes see. Also a guest speaker, Dr. Jeremy Wolfe from Harvard, will be in town on Tuesday, October 16, to give a presentation on some of […]
Thomas Wolfe, counsel at The Brennan Center, talks about the upcoming 2020 U.S. census, a contested (and probably illegal) question being proposed to be added by the Trump administration, the effects of a flawed census on communities, and updates on current gerrymander redistricting litigation.