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From Madison365, weekly discussion of the news for and from Wisconsin's communities of color and allies.

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From Madison365, weekly discussion of the news for and from Wisconsin's communities of color and allies.

    Indigenous cuisine and public education

    Indigenous cuisine and public education

    This week, Wild Bearies founder and Indigenous chef Elena Terry joins us to talk about her time as a guest mentor and judge on Top Chef, and Maia Pearson stops by the studio to talk about her run for State Assembly. Plus, a new study explores gender-based violence in Asian American communities, a County Board race in Rock County goes to court, and we decide who's a camper and who's a glamper. 
    Today's episode is sponsored by Steinhafels.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Denny Love goes to Kingstown

    Denny Love goes to Kingstown

    This week, we get an update on the deal that ended the UW encampments, and a scathing Faculty Senate resolution critical of Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin that'll be up for a vote Monday. Plus, a fundraiser is looking to help elderly renters struggling with rent increases. Then, Madison native and "Looking for Alaska" star Denny Love joins us to talk about the acting business, his part in the upcoming season of "The Mayor of Kingstown" starring Jeremy Renner, and how his father helped prepare him for the role.  He'll be in town June 7 to host a screening of the first episode. And in the midst of all that news, the team talks skin care, sleepaway camp and the talents we wish we had.
    Today's episode is sponsored by Steinhafels.

    • 47 min
    A breakdown in negotiations at UW & revelations about the school shooter

    A breakdown in negotiations at UW & revelations about the school shooter

    This week, Omar and Rodlyn-mae get us up to speed on the latest developments at the protest encampment on the University of Wisconsin campus, and Rob and Stephanie give us some updates on what we've learned about the student who brought a gun and attempted to break into Mt. Horeb Middle School last week. Plus, we've got a date for this year's 365 Leadership Summit, we need your nominations for our next Most Influential Asian American Leaders list, and more news from Madison365 and Blueprint365.
    Today's episode is sponsored by the Madison Public Library's Latine Music and Dance Festival.
     Talks at UW break down; Chancellor says she has no power to divest, offers to facilitate meeting with investment decisionmakers
    A Public Affair from WORT, featuring Rob and school shooting expert David Reidman
    365 Leadership Summit information and registration
    Nominate someone for our Most Influential Asian American Leaders list
    Madison native Tziah McNair headed to London for once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at prestigious Oxford Summer Program

    • 42 min
    Student protests & school shootings

    Student protests & school shootings

    Gabriella Hartlaub from The Daily Cardinal has been covering the protests, encampment and police response on the UW campus, along with our own Omar Waheed and Rodlyn-mae Banting. Today we hear firsthand about their experience and what they saw on the ground. Plus, this week’s school shooting in Mount Horeb touched the 365 family directly, and we talk through what we know and what we don’t.

    • 47 min
    “Crazy ideas go far.” Plus, State Rep Jimmy Anderson

    “Crazy ideas go far.” Plus, State Rep Jimmy Anderson

    This week, more community leaders are calling for Alder Charles Myadze to resign from the Madison Common Council, Black Student Unions from across Dane County came together last week, Centro Hispano is opening its new building, and Rob went to Appleton to catch the eighth annual Fox Connect student pitch competition. Plus, Rep. Jimmy Anderson joins us to talk about his campaign for State Senate, including his legislative priorities, what legislators do when not legislating, and his proudest accomplishment as a State Representative (it wasn’t legislation). Finally, we ask the team: what’s your walk-up song?
    Twenty six elected officials, community leaders call on Myadze to resign
    Black Student Unions from across Dane County gather at Madison College
    Centro Hispano of Dane County to host grand opening of its new building on Friday
    “You have to give a damn.” Rep. Jimmy Anderson lays out priorities for Senate run
    “Crazy ideas go far.” Student entrepreneurs pitch business ideas, land cash prizes at Appleton event

    • 41 min
    What’s next for the Madison Common Council? Plus, Assembly Candidate Yee Leng Xiong

    What’s next for the Madison Common Council? Plus, Assembly Candidate Yee Leng Xiong

    The Madison Common Council met Tuesday for the first time since we reported allegations of domestic abuse against one of its members – allegations he has repeatedly denied. This week, we have a recap of that meeting, which included some contentious discussion of a resolution of support for survivors of domestic abuse. We also get updates on the next chapter for beloved Vietnamese restaurant Ha Long Bay, and Mt. Zion Baptist Church’s new building project. Plus, Yee Leng Xiong joins us from Marathon County to get us up to speed on his campaign to become the first Hmong American member of the Wisconsin State Assembly. And finally … what cuisine did Top Chef Wisconsin miss?
    In wake of domestic abuse allegations against an alder, Council passes resolution “affirming unwavering support” of survivors; calls for censure and resignation continue
    Myadze denies allegations of abuse in statement; fellow alders say they can’t remove him from office
    Madison Alder accused of domestic abuse; alleged victim calls for vote of no confidence
    MTZ Charitable hosts luncheon highlighting capital campaign for new Family Life Center
    Ha Long Bay to enter ‘new era’ under second generation of family ownership
    Resources for anyone experiencing domestic violence:
    National Domestic Violence Hotline: Call 800-799-7233 or text START to 88788
    Domestic Abuse Intervention Services: Call 608-251-4445 or text 608-420-4638
    UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence: Call 800-510-9195

    • 48 min

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5.0 out of 5
111 Ratings

111 Ratings

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