In his new book co-authored with Dalton Conley, "The Genome Factor," Fletcher looked at the implications of advances in genomics, both positive (medical breakthroughs, targeted genetics treatments) and negative (discrimination in employment or health insurance based on genetics).
Weiss-Wolf, an attorney and vice president for development at New York University's Brennan Center for Justice, is at the forefront of a national movement to increase access to menstrual products.
The actress ("A Fish Called Wanda") turned director is directing "Creditors" at American Players starting on Thursday.
Brad O’Brien is working to change conversations around personal finance and debt. As the manager of financial education at GreenPath Financial Wellness, he develops and leads initiatives to help people get out of debt.
Football changed Josh Clauer’s life. Now, as a program leader on the county’s Gang Response Intervention Team, he lets kids know that sports and extracurricular activities can help them, too.
The former UW women's basketball assistant coach is now at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, overseeing assessments, school accountability, Title I funding, and pre-college supports for the state's public school students.
As the executive director of Madison's Common Wealth, Justice Castañeda oversees an organization that is involved in affordable housing development and management, youth and adult job training, business incubation and community engagement.
Keith Reopelle is the first director of the Office of Energy and Climate Change, which was created in Dane County Executive Joe Parisi's 2017 budget.
“What we’re really seeing is not so much the birth of a movement but one that’s starting to come up from the underground,” he said.
After over 30 years in broadcasting, the public radio personality will hang up the headphones on Sept. 29.
The UW-Madison professor's team won $1.1 million from the National Science Foundation to develop training for the earth and space science fields.
Acclaimed Wisconsin author Nickolas Butler (“Shotgun Lovesongs”) spent eight months working at the Oscar Mayer plant after college. While there, he filled notebooks with plans, musings and to-do lists, which are now published online.
Guenther's father, the late Dick Wheeler, started The Wheeler Report in 1972 and came to be known as the dean of the state's press corps. Guenther joined her father on the job, and has spent more than two decades covering the inner workings of the Capitol.
Carr — a charismatic teenager with a beaming smile and a message of positivity — figures that if he can make an impression, maybe the people he meets will change their preconceived notions.
"We are not historically very good at making a case for why arts are important," said new Chazen director Amy Gilman. "That is something we must do."
Susan Carpenter has been the University of Wisconsin Arboretum's go-to expert on the rusty-patched bumblebee ever since the bee joined the endangered species list earlier this year.
The native plants gardener at the University of Wisconsin Arboretum has been collecting information on the bee and leads workshops on how to best survey and attract it by growing the native plants it needs to survive. Southern Wisconsin is one of the only remaining rusty-patched bee habitat regions in the world. Carpenter became fascinated with them after a bee expert visited the Arboretum in 2011 and took a photo of the bee.
Vanessa McDowell is the new CEO of the YWCA Madison and she's on a mission to empower the populations the Y serves.
Jenny Green is working to rally the Darbo-Worthington neighborhood with the help of several community members and organizers. Green plans to bring a pop-up farmers' market to the neighborhood this summer, and potentially a larger farmers' market in rotation next season.
The Road Home's education specialist, Qiana Holmes-Abanukam is working to build a community of champions for homeless youth in Dane County.
Editor's note: Cap Times intern Rosario Dominguez interviewed Madison farmer Juan Gonzalez Torres in Spanish and translated their conversation…
Juan Gonzalez Torres is a local farmer and owner of Los Abuelos Farley Farm. He learned his farming skills from his family’s business in Mexico. His family has been devoted to selling and planting produce since he was a child. Gonzalez Torres first immigrated to the United States from Puebla, Mexico in 2003. He arrived to Madison in November 2003 to join his sister. Prior to Madison, he had spent his time picking grapes in Californian fields. Initially, Gonzalez Torres worked in restaurants for about seven years but ended up finding a way to do what he loved, farming.
Barry has recently received some attention on public radio for developing a website — Asphodel.info — in reaction to, and shortly following, the 2016 presidential election. It features her poems and is updated regularly.
Clayton Schulz, 22, defeated the incumbent village of Brooklyn president as a write-in candidate in the April 4 election.
Kuhn, 44, won the seat, vacated by Dave de Felice earlier this year, last week with no opposition.
As executive director of DANEnet, Alyssa Kenney wants to promote digital literacy and the importance of "digital equity" in Madison.
When hundreds of students entered College Library in December 2014 for a silent die-in protest, it not only brought the Black Lives Matter mov…
Even though his journalism career ended when he stepped down as editor of Isthmus in 2014, Robbins still chases good stories. But now they have fewer words and a lot more pictures.
Megan Cain is a garden educator, writer and speaker. In addition to teaching classes and offering consulting services around Madison, Cain offers tips for gardening novices and experts through her website, The Creative Vegetable Gardener, where people can sign up for her free email list or purchase her books.
Construction of Starting Block, a Madison entrepreneurship resource center, is now underway at 821 East Washington Avenue.
As construction on the building progresses and the new group gears up for its opening next year, Chandra Miller Fienen discusses the importance of the city's startup scene, what has changed since she has been here, and what opportunities are available for women aiming to start businesses.
During Ritter's tenure, the food at large-scale facilities like American Family Children’s Hospital has been getting fresher, healthier and more sustainable.
Nedveck spoke to the CapTimes about his Farmer’s Market memories, gave out market tips, and offered insight on how his love for ukuleles and plants intertwine.
As she wraps up her fourth school year in Madison, Hanks spoke with the Cap Times about her commitment to public education and ensuring that Madison’s youngest students have the “mirrors and windows” to reflect on themselves and see possibilities in the world around them.
“We’ve been making a lot of strides as far as people not dying. We’ve been preventing death. What we’re seeing is an uptick in synthetic opioid deaths,” Olsen said. “It’s harder to save somebody when fentanyl or some other synthetic opioid is on board.”
Dave de Felice has seen a lot of changes on the Dane County Board of Supervisors. When he was elected in 2004, the liberals and conservatives were in a pitched battle for control of the board. Thirteen years later, conservatives, or what passes for conservatives in ever-more-liberal Dane County, are nearly invisible.
Leigh Orf has always been fascinated by twisters and thunderstorms, but he's not the type to hop into a van and go storm chasing. He's comfort…
Hosek, an ocularist, spoke with the Cap Times about how she found her way into her career, how prosthetic eyes are made and why there are so few people who do what she does.
Kristen Roman thought she was headed toward a career in broadcast journalism when she studied at University of Wisconsin-Madison in the mid-1980s.
Krsko’s work is inspired by nature and the environment, and he creates abstract sculptures that grow in harmony with their surroundings.
Medina, a poet from Mexico City and a professor at UW-Madison, has seen a new response to poetry that considers identity, culture and homeland.
Chaplain Christa Fisher serves inmates, their families and staff at the Dane County Jail through the Madison Area Jail Ministry.
At 34, Jessa Nicholson Goetz is one of few female trial attorneys in the state working on sensitive crimes cases. The Madison attorney represents people accused of crimes some see as the most unsavory: sexual assaults, child abuse and neglect, and homicides.
Taylor Kilgore is the assistant editor at the Simpson Street Free Press.
Gao brought one of her woodblocks to the Cap Times office last week and discussed her project, how printmaking was the first social media and the importance of focus in today's climate of activism.
Allison Espeseth, Covering Wisconsin’s development and operations manager, talks about some of the issues Wisconsin health care consumers might confront.
McKinney, a senior studying English and creative writing, is one of the university's most honored students.
Norman Davis, the director of the city's Department of Civil Rights, is looking to expand the department's reach throughout the city.
APT actor David Daniel finally gets to play Ebenezer Scrooge in CTM's "A Christmas Carol," running through Dec. 23 in the Capitol Theater.
UW-Madison Journalism School director Hemant Shah spoke with the Cap Times about the roles and responsibilities of journalists in covering race relations, particularly in light of the 2016 election.
Betsy Ankney is the woman who led Sen. Ron Johnson’s reelection campaign —one that was routinely down in the polls but ultimately prevailed as Wisconsin turned red earlier this month.
Dick Wagner is technically retired, but he’s never shied away from civic involvement, and he’s not about to start now.
Melinda Heinritz sits down with the Cap Times to talk about her work as the new executive director at the Foundation for Madison's Public Schools
Erin Thornley-Parisi wasn’t always focused on working in the nonprofit or victim advocacy field.
Schwab isn’t under the illusion that Stein, who’s polling at about 2 percent nationally, is going to be sworn in as the country’s 45th president in January. But he’s optimistic that her candidacy will further efforts to break the two-party lock on American politics by coalescing social justice movements across the country under one umbrella.
Madison's Jon Brouchoud has become a pioneer of introducing virtual reality technology into the world of architectural design.
Innovations to increase graduates and diversity shape strategies to meet a growing demand for nurses.
The fall UW Arts Institute Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence, firmly believes that great art can be imperfect and impermanent.
George Reistad is the city's new Food Policy Coordinator, the first person in the city to focus solely on food policy. He succeeded Mark Woulf, the former alcohol and food policy coordinator.
Holmes, former principal at West High School, is Overture's new director of diversity and inclusion. One month in, he's starting with outreach.
Lawyer and anti-drunk driving advocate Jimmy Anderson won a three-way Democratic primary in Wisconsin's 47th Assembly District last month. He faces an independent challenger in November, but is expected to replace outgoing Rep. Robb Kahl, D-Monona.
As the first woman to serve as secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO, Liz Shuler is focused on making the labor movement a movement for women and families. Shuler spoke with the Capital Times while she was in Madison for the Wisconsin AFL-CIO's biennial convention.
He is a life coach and personal trainer, but he takes his functional fitness instruction to fitness clubs and community centers throughout the Madison area.
Mike Birbiglia’s “Don’t Think Twice” has got a lot of people thinking.
Phil Anderson is all about Libertarian politics these days. He’s vice chair of the state party, chairman of Libertarian presidential candidate…
From beer-mapping apps to new breast cancer screening systems, big data is growing in the Madison landscape is proliferating.
Tamara Thomsen has a master's degree in genetics, a working background in geology and geophysics and passion for scuba diving. She also can tell you more about shipwrecks than just about anyone else in Wisconsin.
L’Etoile turns 40 this year. Fans and friends will celebrate on Sunday with a retrospective dinner created by Piper and current chef and co-owner Tory Miller.
The professor at UW's School of Medicine and Public Health says social factors like economic status shape who suffers most in health disasters.
Michael Ford is the architect for the Universal Hip Hop Museum in the Bronx, scheduled to open in 2018.
As the Madison Police Department's Gang Unit supervisor, Sgt. Brian Chaney-Austin focuses on building and maintaining relationships.
"There’s a rash difference between diners on the near west side and downtown and their expectations of restaurants. Downtown, people expect a lot more."
Jesse Ransom describes himself as a "tinkerer." In the morning, he goes to work for a Madison-based aerospace company that builds gear for the International Space Station. And in his free time, he keeps building — all with the intent of making the world a better place.
The student at La Follette High School took part in a Wisconsin Historical Society project to record the oral histories of longtime black residents of Madison.
When Samaria Vance was a teenager she was sentenced to live at the home for girls in Madison she now manages. Vance is the program manager at Spohn Avenue Home for Girls, an adolescent group home for girls who have been sentenced there by a court to learn life skills and have support.
Recently she became one of only two women to join the board of the new advocacy group Madison Bikes, which aims to push for improvements that will make the city’s bicycling network more accessible for those who would bike
Queen and his wife Nancy Kathman talked about the history of the Marquette Waterfront Festival, where the money goes and some of the controversy surrounding the size and volume of the east side events.
At age 12, Ricardo Gonzalez was exiled from his native country of Cuba following the rise of Fidel Castro. But even though he ended up making …
The Letters and Science Career initiative links students with alumni to launch careers.
Morris is working toward a doctorate and has helped create a program to prepare student-athletes for life after college sports.
The sex education teacher is one of YWCA Madison’s 2016 Women of Distinction honorees.
The longtime Madison guidance counselor is one of YWCA Madison’s 2016 Women of Distinction.
The intellectual property attorney is one of six people YWCA Madison is honoring this year at its annual Women of Distinction event.
Rainey-Moore is one of six people YWCA Madison is honoring this year at its annual Women of Distinction event.
The Simpson Street Free Press managing editor is one of six recipients of YWCA Madison’s 2016 Women of Distinction honor.
One trip eventually turned into three, and the experience turned into a new book, “Braving It.” In addition to being an exciting tale of survival in one of the most remote places in the Western Hemisphere, the book also meditates on father-daughter relationships.
The financial planner is one of six recipients of YWCA Madison’s 2016 Women of Distinction honor.
Local community organizer Caliph Muab'El works with youth through a mentoring program called Breaking Barriers.
"Future Primitive," opens April 30 at Madison's Central Library, featuring graffiti, tattoo art, fashion design, and graphic novel-based artwork.
CIRCLE director Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg spoke with the Cap Times about how Wisconsin's youth turnout compares with other states and what can be done to bring more young people to the polls.
Ryan Owens, a professor of political science and an honorary fellow for the Institute for Legal Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, recently spoke with the Cap Times and offered insights on the legacy of the late Justice Antonin Scalia and put the current battle over the court’s open spot into judicial and political context.
Madison's food and alcohol policy coordinator Mark Woulf discussed the need for a study on the loss of State Street retail.
The sophomore from Milwaukee has been an active participant in discussion under #TheRealUW hashtag.
The UW-Madison student is helping lead a movement to challenge institutional racism on campus.
An assistant scientist and social epidemiologist for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Applied Population Laboratory, Jones published an analysis showing that the economic recovery hasn't affected everyone.
Since being black isn't something that lasts only 28 days, Foster and her committee expanded the celebration beyond the month of February.