articles tagged "Brenda Konkel"

Housing is a Human Right

Tuesday, 23 April 2013 | A Public Affair

On Tuesday April 23rd, Brenda Konkel spoke with a panel about the upcoming Housing is a Human Right Summit. She spoke with Anthony Prince of the National Lawyers Guild, Karen Andrews of the First United Methodist Church and Heidi Weglietner of the Dane County Board of Supervisors. more »

Homelessness and Alcoholism in Madison

Monday, 4 February 2013 | A Public Affair

On Monday February 4th, Brenda Konkel subbing for John Quinlan spoke with a panel of guests about issues surrounding homelessness and alcoholism in Madison. Brenda interviewed Craig Spaulding, Meg Rothstein, Bruce Wallbaum, Nate Abrahams, Ed Kuharski and two members of Madison’s homeless community, “Zombie” and Ronnie. more »

Solutions to Homelessness

Monday, 26 November 2012 | A Public Affair

On Monday November 26th, Brenda Konkel subbing for John Quinlan focused on ways to alleviate homelessness in Madison. She spoke with a number of Madison officials who are searching for ways to help the homeless community including County Board Supervisor Heidi Wegleitner, Michael Basford from Housing Initiatives and Linda Ketcham from the Madison Urban Ministry(MUM). Housing Initiatives is an organization that has been searching since 1993 to meet Dane County’s ever-growing need to house homeless persons and families affected by severe mental illness. Since 1971┬áMadison Urban Ministry(MUM) has become an important force in Madison promoting social justice that has galvanized social change in and around Dane County. Together with the leaders of these organizations as well as …. more »

Occupy Madison Sets Up Camp at Dane County Human Services

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 | Molly Stentz

Occupy Madison has returned. The social-movement-turned-homeless-camp has a new location: Dane County Human Services. Approximately 15 homeless people have set up camp on the lawn next to the county office building on Northport Avenue on Madison’s north side. At least for now.   In Our Backyard spoke to homeless advocate Brenda Konkel as well as several members of the Occupy camp (who did not give their names).       This story was reported by Rebekah Wilce and Hayden Marx, produced by Patrick Waring, and read by Rob McClure. It originally aired on In Our Backyard on Wednesday, November 14th, 2012. more »

City and County Budgets

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 | A Public Affair

On Wednesday October 24th, host Brenda Konkel interviewed Alder Marsha A. Rummel and Sharon Corrigan, District 26 Supervisor and Personnel and Finance Committee Chair. Brenda and the guests discussed the City and County Budgets. This was Brenda’s last show as a permanent host of A Public Affair.       Read more about Alder Marsha A. Rummel: Read more about Sharon Corrigan, District 26 Supervisor: Read more about the city of Madison Budget:         Listen to the entire show: more »

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