articles tagged "homeless"

Shining a Light for the Homeless

Monday, 20 January 2014 | buzz
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The Shine Institute wants to change the way we provide services to the homeless. Sarah Gilmore joins us to tell us about the campaign for a Madison Day Center. more »

Ain’t Got No Home

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 | buzz
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More and more Madisonians are living out in the cold. Porchlight’s Steve Schooler talks about causes and solutions. more »

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 »

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 »

Neighbors Speak Out About New Homeless Shelter

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 | Molly Stentz

You may be listening to “In Our Backyard,” but this story could more appropriately be called “Not In Our Backyard.”   Last Thursday’s public meeting on Dane County’s proposed temporary homeless shelter for the vacant Teen Loft space on East Washington Avenue brought out a number of fuming neighborhood residents.   View Larger Map   Listen to the story:   The temporary homeless shelter seems to have enough favorable local political will to survive. It received funding through the passage of the new county budget approved by the County Board on Monday, November 12th. It was signed into law by County Executive Joe Parisi on Thursday, November 15th.   This story was reported and produced by Tom Powell. It was read by Kermit Hovey. It originally aired on In Our Backyard on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. more »

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