The League of Women Voters of Dane County present their monthly issues forum, this month emphasizing outside of school help for struggling young people. Presenters include Nichelle Nichols, Chief Academic Officer, Boys & Girls Club of Dane County; Deedra Atkinson, Senior VP for Community Impact and Marketing, United Way of Dane County; Enis Ragland, Former Co-Chair of the Madison Schools of Hope Leadership Team; Tim Culver, Superintendent of the Sun Prairie Area School District
Mike McCabe, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, and Jay Heck, Executive Director of Common Cause Wisconsin, discuss the influence of money on redistricting.
The November Issues Forum of the League of Women Voters of Dane County discusses civil discourse in political discussions.
The League of Women Voters of Dane County host this Issues Forum entitled: "There's More to Health than Just Medicine: A Population Health Perspective," with speaker Julie Willems Van Dijk, RN, PhD, Associate Scientist, UW-Madison Population Health Institute, Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District.
The League of Women Voters of Dane County host this Issues Forum on the future of Madison's lakes featuring Michael Mucha, Chief Engineer and Director, Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District, and Susan Jones, Office of Lakes and Watersheds, Dane County Land and Water Resources Department. Mr. Mucha speaks on "Cleaning the Yahara Lakes" and Ms. Jones on "Twenty-Five Years of 'Take a Stake in the Lakes.'"
Madison City Channel covers this panel discussion on affordable housing featuring Brenda Konkel, Tenant Resource Center; Rob Dicke, Executive Director, Dane County Housing Authority; Monica Adams, Take Back the Land; and Heidi Wegleitner, Chair, People's Affordable Housing Vision.
Melanie Ramey, President of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, and Andrea Kaminski, Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, discuss new election and voting laws, such as Voter ID and State redistricting.
The League of Women Voters of Dane County presents as its November 2011 Issues Forum a discussion of the impact of public opinion polls on politics in Wisconsin. Professor Charles Franklin, Department of Political Science, UW-Madison,discusses questions such as past voting trends and patterns, partisanship, and redistricting and Voter ID.
The League of Women Voters of Dane County presents as its October 2011 Issues Forum a discussion of the role of the Federal Government in public education. The panel includes Deputy Superintendent Michael Thompson, Department of Public Instruction; Professor Gloria Ladson-Billings, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, UW-Madison; and Associate Professor Doug Harris, Department of Education Policy Studies, UW-Madison. Should the Federal Government mandate standards and curriculum for all schools nationwide, or should individual local school districts exercise more control? The panel will consider these any many other questions.
The League of Women Voters of Dane County presents as its September 2011 Issues Forum Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice, the Honorable Patience Roggensack, discussing Judicial independence in Wisconsin's Court System. With more and more Wisconsin residents having concerns over the impact of campaign contributions on judicial decisions, is merit selection of judges the answer? Justice Roggensack discusses these and other related issues.