Saturday, March 22, 2008

Madison Progressive Voices

Madison Progressive Voices is a show that focuses on those all-important things that are often lost in the media addiction to national and state politics: local politics and local issues. You can catch this new program Tuesdays at 3:30 am, 8:00 am and 1:30 pm.

The producer, Rick Richards, has since retirement in 2005 become very involved in local politics and issues and currently is the chair of the Progressive Dane Economic Issues Task Force and vice-chair of the board of Dane Buy Local

Rick also has a long career in information technology including employment at IBM, at the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and as an instructor at Madison Area Technical College. He spent several years foolishly trying to earn a living as an actor in the early 1970's.

January's Madison Progressive Voices program was a documentary about the local Progressive Dane political party. February's consisted of three parts: person-on-the-street interviews, a discussion of future goals by members of the Progressive Dane party, and a discussion of the barriers to third parties achieving ballot status by University of Wisconsin professor Joel Rogers. The March, April and May programs deal with making local government more accessible to the public by showing recent Progressive Dane teaching forums about how the City Council works (March), how the County Board works (April), and how the city and county budget processes unfold (May). Future shows will deal with how citizens best can interact with the Madison School board and issues such as the following, taken from the city and county platforms of Progressive Dane:

Open and Democratic Government; Efficient, Effective Government; Public Health; Sustainable Economic Development; Responsible Land Use; Safe, Efficient, and Accessible Transportation; Affordable Housing and Tenant Rights; Protected Civil Rights and Liberties; Tax Justice and Local Sovereignty

A soon to be added regular feature called "myth busters" will expose mythical statements about local politicians and political parties. This feature is inspired by and partially based on Madison Alderperson Brenda Konkel's blog "This Side of Town".

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Bean Sprouts: New Kids Cooking Show in April

Bean Sprouts is coming to WYOU in April.

A locally-produced kids cooking show, each week Bean Sprouts will feature two back-to-back 15 minute episodes. From tacos to dessert, don't miss this informative and entertaining program designed for younger viewers.

Wednesdays at 4:00 pm with a repeat performance on Fridays at 11:00 am.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Virtual Rock Band Contest on WYOU

ROCK BAND owners, players, fanatics......
You’ve played it, now take the stage in rock history. WYOU Community Television Cable Channel 4 welcomes all ages to compete in Madison's first televised "Virtual band" contest, with prizes for best performances. Must own Rock Band box set and own PS2 or 3 or X-BOX 360 to bring to studio. Also, 4 members and instruments are required. $20.00 tax deductible entry fee, includes DVD of taped performance. Call Craig at 445-4980 by 3/31/08