What's good Wednesday

In case you missed it: Yesterday we published a guide to Madison's local government.

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What's good Wednesday

Good morning Madison!

In case you missed it: Yesterday we published a guide to Madison's local government.

If you've ever wondered what the difference between City Council and the Dane County Board of Supervisors is, this is for you.

— Hayley

Photo by Hayley Sperling

🌯 Molotov cocktails, a burrito, and abortion.

  • Last May the offices of the conservative Christian, anti-abortion organization Wisconsin Family Action was damaged when someone threw Molotov cocktails into the space and graffitied the outside. No one was hurt in the incident.
  • The latest: Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the crime. Investigators reportedly used DNA evidence taken from a partially-eaten burrito, social media, and surveillance footage to connect the 29-year-old Madison man to the incident.

🎬 Get a sneak peek at the Wisconsin Film Festival.

  • The film festival isn't until April but you can get an early look at some of the films that will be featured at this year's event if you go to the library.
  • Next Monday at Lakeview Library and next Wednesday at Alicia Ashman Library you can catch trailers for this year’s films and learn about the festival.
Image via Dane County Sheriff.

⚖️ The latest on the Dane County Jail project.

  • What's new: The price tag. Design architects estimate the cost of a six-story, 825-bed jail at $179 million. Dane County Executive Joe Parisi says the county has the money available to move the project forward and is urging supervisors to do so before the price goes up again.
  • About the project: The current downtown jail has been described as dangerous and inhumane. One Dane County Jail Study found that the county "should not consider extending the life of the CCB Jail, but should work towards getting out of the building with due haste."
  • Related: Dane County Sheriff: ‘Trust Me’ on Jail Closing (City Cast Madison)

📚 MATC is getting new leadership.

  • Madison Area Technical College is looking for its next provost and recently announced three finalists for the position. This person will be responsible for overseeing all educational programs and faculty.
  • According to the Wisconsin State Journal, the finalists include Kendricks Hooker, provost at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences in North Carolina; Kristen Raney, vice chancellor for academic affairs at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges; and Ruth Williams, dean of Science and Health Careers at Oakton College in Illinois.

🏘️ Your lunchtime read: Alexis London aims to get it right.

  • Via Madison Magazine: "Bayview Foundation Executive Director Alexis London draws on her community-engagement background to reimagine Madison’s historic Triangle Neighborhood."
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Paul Guse, Host of Smarter Than You Trivia. Photo courtesy The Harmony Bar.

Play Along with Madison’s Best Trivia

There are many trivia nights in Madison… but only one where the host writes all the questions from scratch, serenades you with a musical round on his guitar, and generally makes up the rules on the fly.

Paul Guse is the mastermind behind Smarter Than You trivia. He hosts free trivia games at the Harmony Bar on Atwood Avenue every first and third Wednesday night. And he’s challenging us to a round.

Dear listeners, play along with us. Test your knowledge of Madison and beyond. No cheating!

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