Madison365 Week in Review for October 15


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    dsc_1693Madison365 learned that Mayor Paul Soglin held a sometimes contentious closed-door meeting with community leaders to make the case that racial disparities here are not the worst in the nation. He later released the data presented in that meeting.


    girls-incA Fund For Women is looking to change the game for the economic empowerment for women and girls. Their annual Imagine Madison dinner and fundraiser is coming up Tuesday, October 25 – tickets are still available!



    pughDr. Carla Pugh is looking to transform the culture of the medical profession through sensors and feedback.





    Madison365 contributor Joshua Miller took a deeper look at the controversial issue of police in schools.




    sheriffmahoneyDane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney sent deputies to help police the pipeline protests in North Dakota, but brought them home after community members objected.



    p_waynestrongWayne Strong has taken over as director of workforce development at the Urban League of Greater Madison.




    P_Badgers03Three Badgers were named to the preseason All-Big Ten team, including Nigel Hayes, who was named the Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year.




    p_urbancabaret153Madison365 editor Dave Dahmer profiled Dr. Alhaji N’ja, Dr. Linda Vakunta and their Pan Africa Radio Show.






    slaveryState Senator Lena Taylor blasted the prison system for what she calls “legalized slavery.



    Republican U.S. presidential nominee Trump listens as Democratic nominee Clinton answers a question from the audience during their presidential town hall debate in St. LouisColumnist Matthew Braunginn gave a very tepid presidential endorsement.




    p_ariasRev. David Hart wonders if we’ve all been asleep at the wheel.





    In other news …

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem protest “dumb and disrespectful,” and later apologized.

    Dr. Tamika Cross of Houston says she was not allowed to help a sick man on a Delta flight because the flight attendant didn’t believe she was a physician.

    Chris Rock inked a record-setting $40 million deal for two stand-up specials.

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