articles tagged "Michael Basford"

Housing Homeless Persons Affected by Severe Mental Illness

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 | buzz

On the Wednesday, June 19th Buzz, host Jan Miyasaki was joined by Michael Basford to talk about the affordable housing crisis in Madison and homelessness, especially homelessness of persons affected by severe mental illness. Basford is the associate director of Housing Initiatives, which increases the supply of affordable housing as well as provides mental health services for those who need them. Listen to the entire show here: more »

A Topical Revisit of Big Brother: Michael Sullivan’s Theatre Adaptation of “1984″

Friday, 14 June 2013 | buzz

During the last part of the June 14th 8 O’Clock Buzz, host Jonathan Zarov talked with playwright Michael Sullivan about his theatrical adaptation of George Orwell’s “1984″. This adaptation has proved shockingly topical, considering the recent National Security Association phone tapping scandal. It revisits the themes of Big Brother and a public kept in fear of an unnamed enemy. Listen to the entire interview here: 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 Madison 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 »

Democratic Party Dane County – Mike Basford

Thursday, 1 November 2012 | buzz
Dane Dems

On Thursday November 1st, our host Tony Castaneda speaks with the Chair of the Democratic Party of Dane County, Michael Basford. They speak about the upcoming elections next week, and the issues and anxieties that surround it. “All elections are about choices, and I believe we’ve got great candidates running,” Mike says. He describes himself as cautiously confident, saying there is much to be done in the last remaining days before Election day.   There are offices open across Dane County – and people will be out to reach out to people in these last few days. Tony asks about the areas that voted against the recall against Walker; Mike responds “there is …. more »

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