By Mike McCabe
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A weekly look at the threats to the health of our body politic.
||CleanWisconsin is up to its eyeballs in problems. How do we fix it?||Wisconsin has its fair share of problems. In this commentary, Mike McCabe of BlueJean Nation says the problems vary from place to place, from young people drowning in student debt, unsafe drinking water, lack of internet access, racial profiling,||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCurrent Political Culture Celebrates Greed||It’s time for your Democracy Checkup. In this commentary, Mike McCabe of BlueJean explains why he thinks people have lost faith in the Democratic Party, and why people distrust public institutions.||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs Foxconn Worth the Investment?||There are still a lot of big questions that need to be addressed when it comes to Foxconn. In this commentary, Mike McCabe of BlueJean nation says the most important question asks what basket should Wisconsin be putting our eggs in to?||8/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs the WMC Holding Wisconsin Back?||In this commentary, Mike McCabe of BluJean Nation explains why he believes the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce is holding Wisconsin back with a backward way of thinking. The WMC’s philosophy, he says, of lowering the cost of business is a recipe||8/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStarting the Conversation on Abortion||On tonight’s Democracy Checkup, Mike McCabe of BlueJean Nation wants to begin a difficult conversation: abortion. In this commentary, McCabe argues that politicians should spend more time looking for common ground on making abortion unnecessary — fr||7/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSupport Wisconsin Workers||A lot of what is made and sold is designed to be discarded after a single use. Is the same thing happening to workers? Are people disposable? As automation rises, jobs seem to be surrendered to machines. In this commentary,||7/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNPR’s Declaration of Independence Tweets Spark Outrage with Trum...||On the 4th of July our radio neighbors just a couple notches down the dial at NPR did what they do every 4th of July… they read the declaration of independence over the airwaves. Except this year they accompanied the broadcast with tweets–a lot of t||7/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Fabric of Wisconsin’s Democracy||This week on our Democracy Check up, Blue Jean Nation’s Mike McCabe discusses education and its importance in the fabric of Wisconsin’s democracy.||6/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmericans Face Economic Turmoil in New Economy||Unemployment may be down in Wisconsin, but is the economy up? Not according to Blue Jean Nation’s Mike McCabe. This week on our Democracy Check Up, McCabe talks about income inequality, underemployment, and the increasing reality of a jobless economy||6/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLead the Way, Wisconsin||Wisconsin has a history of leading the nation in public policy discussion. According to Blue Jean Nation’s Mike McCabe, it’s time for Wisconsin to lead the way on healthcare reform. In this week’s Democracy Checkup,||6/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|