articles tagged "Heidi Wegleitner"

Homeless Issues Facing Madison

Monday, 28 October 2013 | A Public Affair
graph of the number of families in emergency shelters in Dane County

With winter just around the corner, homelessness is another important issue that Madison and Dane County will need to consider. more »

Poverty Is A Game of Musical Chairs

Monday, 22 July 2013 | A Public Affair
A larger dollar sign and a smaller dollar sign

On Monday July 22nd, host John Quinlan discussed solutions to addressing poverty with David Riemer, an advocate for Milwaukee’s Community Advocates Public Policy Institute and Dane County Supervisor Heidi Wegleitner, a member of Dane County’s newly-established Poverty Commission. more »

Solutions to Homelessness

Monday, 26 November 2012 | A Public Affair
Homeless

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 the County Board Supervisor, Brenda tried to figure out how to forge ahead in finding solutions to homelessness in Madison.         Read more about MUM: http://www.emum.org/ Read more about Housing Initiatives: http://housinginit.blogspot.com/ Listen to the entire program: more »

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