Madison365 CEO Henry Sanders talks to people working in the community to lift up Wisconsin's communities of color.
NOTE: This episode was recorded before Jen Cheatham resigned her position with MMSD.
MMDS Schools Superintendent Jen Cheatham talks about working with the new school board, Black Excellence and her plans to create an environment where kids of color can succeed.
May 13 2019
In a special edition of Real Talk with Henry Sanders, Madison West Security Guard Marlon Anderson and Boys and Girls Club CEO Michael Johnson join Henry to talk about Marlon's firing for defending himself against a racial slur, the community backlash that resulted in his getting his job back, and what the episode means for future of Madison schools and the wider community.
Oct 28 2019
We take the Real Talk show on the road this week to connect with UW-Oshkosh Chancellor Andrew Leavitt and talk about the university's growing diversity, the chancellor's apology for a 50-year-old response to demands for equality, and the school's response to a recent incident of racism ... plus, his surprising musical tastes.
May 20 2019
Henry Sanders talks to State Senator and Milwaukee Mayoral candidate Lena Taylor about her vision for the future of Milwaukee.
Jan 20 2020
Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway has been very busy in her first month in office, but found enough time in her schedule to join us and talk about her priorities, plus how she plans to work with the school district, deal with ongoing racial disparities across the city, and create a diverse leadership team.
May 27 2019
Freedom Inc cofounder M Adams digs deep into what it means to live with intersecting identities as well as disrupting school board meetings, cops in schools, violent systems and much more.
May 06 2019
Wisconsin's first Black lieutenant governor, Mandela Barnes, talks about growing up working class in Milwaukee and his priorities for the state, and weighs in on the eternal debate: Jordan or LeBron?
Apr 29 2019
Centro Hispano CEO Karen Menendez Coller talks about growing up in LA and adapting to Madison, expanding the impact of Centro and the Day of Action coming up on May 1.
Apr 22 2019
This time Madison 365 CEO Henry Sanders talks to Madison Metropolitan School District School Board Candidate Ali Muldrow.
Mar 26 2019
Jun 03 2019
This time Madison 365 CEO Henry Sanders talks to Sun Prairie School District School Board Candidate Montie Bowie.
Mar 26 2019
It’s a big year for Wisconsin Democrats! In today’s episode, Henry and Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler talk Trump, the 2020 DNC convention in Milwaukee and how the Dems plan to reach people of color.
Feb 10 2020
United Way of Dane County President and CEO Renee Moe joins Henry to talk about some of the different services the United Way provides to our communities.
Feb 03 2020
This week, Henry talks to Carbon World Fitness CEO Dr. Nestor Rodriguez about his philosophy about health and fitness, as well as his experiences as an entrepreneur.
Jan 27 2020
The numbers are heading in the right direction because Wisconsin's been doing the right things, says Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes. Plus, we talk about the state's new program to help minority-owned microbusinesses, frustrations with people trying to get their unemployment checks, and the need for a "Marshall Plan" type program to rebuild the economy for farmers, families and small businesses. This episode is sponsored by Park Bank.
May 13 2020
Dr. Amy DeLong, medical director of the Ho-Chunk House of Wellness, joins Real Talk with Henry Sanders to discuss the impact of COVID19 on the Ho-Chunk Nation, the day-to-day work on the front lines, how she's advising people to stay healthy and more. Today's episode is sponsored by Park Bank.
May 06 2020
Madison's Allied Drive neighborhood was a food desert until Luna’s Groceries opened last January. Cofounder Mariam Maldonado joins Real Talk with Henry Sanders to talk about the realities of working on the front lines: 3 am trips to Chicago for produce and tortillas, disinfecting the store multiple times a day, working to keep prices in line and being too busy to even apply for emergency assistance. This episode is sponsored by Park Bank.
May 04 2020
United States Representative Mark Pocan joins us today to talk about the next round of federal stimulus money, potential solutions for unemployment, support for communities of color, the virtues of flannel and more. This episode is sponsored by Park Bank.
May 01 2020
Economic struggles always hit minority-owned businesses harder than others. Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County CEO and president Jessica G. Cavazos joins Real Talk with Henry Sanders to talk about the fact that many small Latino- and Black-owned businesses might not make it, problems with the federal PPP program, her ideas for a phased reopening of the economy and more. This episode is sponsored by Park Bank.
May 01 2020
Here's our weekly check-in with Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, where we talk about last weeks protest against the #SaferAtHome order, the Badger Bounce Back plan, the LG's "Isolation Beard" and more. Today's episode is brought to you by Park Bank.
Apr 28 2020
On November 3, Madison voters will be asked whether to spend an extra $350 million on schools -- $317 million on improvements to the high schools and $33 million on operating expenses. Yes2Invest Committee co-chairs Sandy Morales and Sheri Carter join Real Talk today to make their pitch for a "yes" vote, even as some community leaders oppose giving more money to a district still plagued by racial disparities. Today's episode is sponsored by Park Bank with additional support from the Facebook Journalism Project.
Oct 19 2020
How will the Democratic Party and the Biden campaign make Wisconsin a priority? How will the party address the Black Lives Matter movement without neglecting other communities of color? And can Milwaukee get another shot at hosting the Democratic National Convention in 2024? DNC Chair Tom Peréz joins Henry to answer those questions and more in a special episode of Real Talk, sponsored by Park Bank with additional support from the Facebook Journalism Project.
Sep 27 2020
Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes joins Henry to discuss representing Wisconsin at the Democratic National Convention, as well as everything that's happened in Kenosha, systemic problems in law enforcement, the Milwaukee Bucks going on strike in the playoffs, and what it all means to Wisconsin's image across the country. Today's episode is sponsored by Park Bank with additional support from the Facebook Journalism Project.
Sep 01 2020
In a special episode of Real Talk, Henry welcomes Dr. Carlton Jenkins, the first person of color to serve as superintendent of schools in Madison, to talk very frankly about racial disparities in Madison, the racism he encountered as an assistant principal in Madison 27 years ago, how the death of George Floyd propelled him to take the job, and how he plans to measure success. Today's episode is sponsored by Park Bank with additional support from the Facebook Journalism Project.
Aug 20 2020
In our weekly check-in with Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, he and Henry talk about the LG's endorsement of Joe Biden, the resurgence of covid-19, federal agents in Milwaukee, the People's Map Commission and more. Today's episode is sponsored by Park Bank with additional support from the Facebook Journalism Project.
Jul 28 2020
It's an interview crossover! On today's Real Talk, Angela Russell, an old friend of Henry's and the host of our new podcast Black Oxygen, comes by to talk about where the name comes from, what she hopes the podcast will accomplish, and who's got more gray hair. And on the flip side, Henry is also the guest on today's Black Oxygen, available now at http://www.madison365.org/blackoxygen. Today's episode is sponsored by Park Bank with additional support from the Facebook Journalism Project.
Jul 27 2020
Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes joins for a weekly check-in to talk about the rapidly rising coronavirus numbers, the possibility of schools opening in the fall, the Trump administration's effort to deport international students, the problem with "diversity and inclusion" consultants, and a lot more. This episode is sponsored by Park Bank with additional support from the Facebook Journalism Project.
Jul 14 2020
COVID19 is hitting communities of color harder than any other groups. Over the next three weeks, Public Health Madison & Dane County and Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County are hosting free, culturally competent coronavirus testing sites in neighborhoods around the Madison area. They're open to all, but intended specifically to get people of color tested. Joining us today with the details are Michael Johnson of BGCDC and Aurielle Smith of PHMDC.
Jul 06 2020
76th Assembly District candidate and restaurant owner Francesca Hong joins Real Talk with Henry Sanders to talk about the unique moment we're in, what leadership means, why Dolly Parton is a role model and much more. Today's episode is sponsored by Park Bank with additional financial support from the Facebook Journalism Project.
Jul 04 2020
Jun 26 2020
At the forefront of the recent #BlackLivesMatter protests is Freedom Inc and its co-executive director, M Adams. For today’s Real Talk with Henry Sanders, M joins us to talk about the concerns of property over people, why disruptive tactics are necessary, what a world without police might look like and much, much more. Today’s episode is brought to you by Park Bank with additional financial support from the Facebook Journalism Project.
Jun 25 2020
Our weekly check-in with Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes covers a lot of ground today -- Henry and the LG talk police reform, climate change, relaxing on COVID-19 too soon, liberation theology and more. This episode is sponsored by Park Bank with additional support from the Facebook Journalism Project.
Jun 24 2020
Here's a sneak peak at Madison365's new daily news podcast, It's Only 10 Minutes. Available on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.
Jun 24 2020
The Monona Grove school district is growing and expanding and adding new schools. Madison La Follette alum Danyelle Wright will be in the middle of it as the new principal of Cottage Grove School. She joins us today to talk about her background in special education, the challenges of being the first Black woman in an new position, preparing to open a school in a pandemic, and more. This episode is sponsored by Park Bank with additional support from the Facebook Journalism Project
Jun 23 2020
Newly-elected Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley joins Real Talk with Henry Sanders to talk about making Juneteenth a county holiday, the two epidemic plaguing the state -- coronavirus and racism -- and how Milwaukee County is tackling both. Today's episode is sponsored by Park Bank with additonal support from the Facebook Journalism Project.
Jun 20 2020
Join All of Us or None of Us WI President Caliph Muab’El, Urban League of Greater Madison CEO Ruben Anthony, Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals President Tiffany Henry, Brown County United Way CEO Robyn Davis, and African American Council of Churches President Rev. Dr. Marcus Allen for a discussion on the role of community organizations in social justice.
Jun 15 2020
Join Freedom Inc Co-director M Adams, former Madison police chief Noble Wray, Heal the Hood founder Ajamou Butler, Dane County Judge Everett Mitchell and FOSTER founder Jacquelyn Hunt for a deep and sometimes emotional discussion of criminal justice reform. What does community control over the police mean? What do peace and justice look like?
Jun 15 2020
Madison College President Dr. Jack E. Daniels III, UW Professor Emeritus Dr. Gloria Ladson Billings, One City Schools Founder Kaleem Caire, and UW-Milwaukee Vice Chancellor Dr. Joan Prince join us for a discussion on the role of education and educational institutions in racial justice.
Jun 15 2020
Join Generation Growth Capital Founder Cory Nettles, American Family Insurance Vice President Telisa Yancy, and CUNA Mutual Executive Vice President Cedric Ellis for a discussion on the role of Black corporate leaders in creating social justice.
Jun 15 2020
Join Congresswoman Gwen Moore, State Representative Shelia Stubbs, Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley and Green Bay Mayor’s Office Chief of Staff (and former school board member) Celestine Jeffreys for a discussion on the role elected officials and government policymakers in building racial justice.
Jun 15 2020