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Isthmus on WORT: Millennials and the Madison economy

Isthmus contributor Jamie Stark reports on the potential impact the Millennial generation has on Madison's economy in the August 23 issue and discussed his story with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on the August 22 edition of In Our Backyard. >More
 Are Capitol police arresting observers of the Solidarity Sing Along?

Nora Cusack thought she was making it clear she was not participating in the Solidarity Sing Along at the Wisconsin Capitol on Thursday. The Madison resident held a sign that read on one side, "I am observing only," and on the other, "Observers will not receive citations -- DOA, August 7, 2013." She says she watched the action below her from the first-floor balcony and didn't sing, hum or even tap her foot. >More
 Millenials to the rescue! Young entrepreneurs could save Madison's economy

Those damn kids. They got trophies just for showing up, won't move out of the house and are always on their phones. They studied dance and philosophy and wonder why they can't get a job. They all want to save the world, as long as they can do it from their mom's house in pajamas and on Twitter. >More
 Solidarity Sing Along protest "fueled" by Wisconsin Capitol police crackdown

According to Pam Oliver, an expert on social movements and collective actions, there are typically multiple protests a day at statehouses across the country. "That's what Americans do," says Oliver, a sociology professor at UW-Madison. "Most [protests] are small, and most don't get news coverage." >More
 How David Julseth tracks campaign cash for the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

David Julseth may be one of the busiest people in Wisconsin. His job: Tracking the vast sums flowing into the state's political system -- date by date, donor by donor, dollar by dollar -- during a furiously active period that has included 15 high-spending recall elections. >More
 LGBT-friendly senior housing on the table for Union Corners

Compared to a lot of places, Madison is a pretty easy place to be openly gay. But that sense of freedom can be fleeting, especially for seniors who move to retirement communities only to find that they are the only out gay or lesbian resident around. >More
 Madison Police Chief Noble Wray fought to change an imperfect system from within

Chief Noble Wray didn't always view police work as an honorable profession. He confesses that as a youngster growing up in Milwaukee during a militant period in the civil rights movement, "I spelled police P-I-G." But he says a teacher at the Harambee Community School, the African-inspired private school that Wray attended, helped change his way of thinking. >More
 Live coverage of the Solidarity Sing Along crackdown at the Wisconsin Capitol on August 19

It's been well over two years since the height of the protests at the Wisconsin Capitol against Gov. Scott Walker and his policies, but the Solidarity Sing Along has gathered there on a continuous basis since that time, providing a constant vocal reminder of opposition to the administration. Now, as Capitol Police renew a crackdown on the assembly, crowds are growing once again. >More
 Forward Technology Festival aims to stimulate tech businesses in Madison

Madison might not be considered a hippie haven anymore, but Jim Remsik envisions a technology-oriented future for the city. Remsik, who is a local software developer and technical reviewer, as well as the founder of Madison Ruby Conference, sees a need for building networking opportunities for Madison tech entrepreneurs. >More
 Wisconsin labor leader Marty Beil calls on union members to join Solidarity Sing Along

Attendance has grown at the Solidarity Sing Along due to the recent Capitol Police crackdown on protesters. But the crowds are still small compared to those that swelled downtown in spring 2011 after Gov. Scott Walker announced plans to eliminate collective bargaining for most public workers. That might be about to change. >More
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