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The League of Women Voters is an organization of women and men that is non-partisan, community-based and organized at the local, state and national levels. In our community, the League of Women Voters of Dane County (LWVDC) registers voters, issues Candidates' Answers, provides information on voting, moderates live candidate forums and televised candidate interviews, invites speakers to open meetings to address topics under study by the membership, and makes statements at hearings in support of its positions based on extensive study of issues.

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Race to Equity

Episode first aired on 9/21/2014

A presentation by Erica Nelson, Race to Equity, and Lawrence Torry Winn, Wisconsin Council on Children & Families.

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League of Women Voters: "Homeless Youth/Children in Dane County."

Episode first aired on 4/8/2014

The League of Women Voters of Dane County Issues Forum: "Homeless Youth and Children in Dane County."
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League of Women Voters of Dane County: What Makes Voters Vote?

Episode first aired on 11/12/2013

League of Women Voters of Dane County: What Makes Voters Vote?
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League of Women Voters of Dane County: Citizens United

Episode first aired on 10/12/2013

A presentation by the League of Women Voters of Dane County: What has the Citizens United decision done to our Political System and can it be repaired?
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It Takes a Village: Why Community Involvement in our Schools is Critical

Episode first aired on 4/14/2013

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
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There Must Be a Better Way

Episode first aired on 1/25/2013

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.
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Engaging in Civil Discourse

Episode first aired on 11/18/2012

The November Issues Forum of the League of Women Voters of Dane County discusses civil discourse in political discussions.
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A Population Health Perspective

Episode first aired on 10/10/2012

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.
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The Future of Madison’s Lakes

Episode first aired on 9/11/2012

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.'"
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Ending Housing Insecurity: Affordable Housing for All

Episode first aired on 4/11/2012

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.
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Keeping Elections Open and Fair in Wisconsin

Episode first aired on 1/25/2012

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.
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Politics and Public Opinion in Wisconsin and the Nation

Episode first aired on 11/5/2011

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.
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The Role of the Federal Government in Public Education

Episode first aired on 10/7/2011

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.
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The Many Factors of Judicial Independence

Episode first aired on 9/9/2011

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.