West Madison


Neighborhood News at Noon


on Saturdays

Entries below are in reverse chronological order.
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News for broadcast next Saturday
If you have neighborhood news to report, or an announcement of a not-for-profit public event in west Madison, for broadcast on Saturday at noon, email the text as you would like it recorded for broadcast to radio@widelp.org.

Coffee with a Cop
Initial meeting, 9 am Thur. Feb. 11, 2016 at Steep & Brew - Market Square, 6656 Odana Road - introduction of program by Madison Police Dept. officers and introductions by all those attending. Broadcast at noon on Sat. 2/13/16.
Introductions (7 min.)

Triad Safety Program Offered for Seniors
Keeping Your Keys: Lowering Mature Driver Risk - Wed. June 24, 2015 at Prairie Park Senior Apartments, 6530 Schroeder Road, Madison. What? A free program for all ages developed to discuss ways to lower mature driver risk and plan for transportation and independence after giving up automobile ownership. Who? Presented by Jim Kubek of the American Automobile Association.
Scheduled for broadcast starting at 11 am on Sat. 7/11/15.
Full meeting (70 min.)

Open House. There was a public Open House on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, from 5 to 8 pm to celebrate completion of the three-phase construction project at the Meadowridge Library and Meadowood Neighborhood Center on Raymond Rd. The celebration included the debut of the library and center's collaborative programming space in between the two that features a community kitchen. Speaking at the event were District 20 Alder Matthew Phair and Madison Mayor Paul Soglin (comments broadcast 6/27/15) and others.
Matthew Phair (4 min.)
Paul Soglin (7 min.)
All speakers (24 min.)
       

Public Forum with Madison Police Chief Mike Koval Click for event photosat Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 5701 Raymond Road, on February 16, 2015, to be broadcast Saturdays in 15 min. segments.
MPD Chief Mike Koval and others (1 hr. 49 min.)

Triad Safety Program Offered for Seniors
Madison Police Department Special Investigations Unit Update - Wed. Jan. 28, 2015 at Prairie Park Senior Apartments, 6530 Schroeder Road, Madison. Find out how local police, social service agencies and others are reaching out to help repeat offenders "go straight."
Presenters: Lieutenant Mike Hanson - Madison Police Department, and Nancy Saiz, APSW - City of Madison Grants Administrator, Community Development Division and Neighborhood Resource Team Leader.
Scheduled for broadcast starting at 11:25 am on Sat. 2/7/15.
Full meeting (51 min.)

Orchard Ridge Neighborhood Meeting with the Madison Police Department Click for event photosto discuss area burglaries Thur. Aug. 7, 2014 at the Orchard Ridge UCC, 1501 Gilbert Road, broadcast in 5 parts between 8/9/14 and 9/20/14.
Full meeting (1 hr. 12 min.)
Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4   Part 5

Meadowridge Library construction kickoff event with Mayor Soglin at future Click for event photos library location, 5726 Raymond Road, March 5, 2014, broadcast on 3/8/14.
Paul Soglin and others (31 ½ min.)

Neighborhood meeting with the Madison Police Department regarding the incident in the 5200 Block of Hammersley Road on August 17, 2013 at the Orchard Ridge UCC Church, 1501 Gilbert Road, Nov. 19, 2013, broadcast in 2 parts on 11/23/13 and 11/30/13.
Captain Vic Wahl (1 hr. 20 min.)

Q&A with Mayor Paul Soglin at ORNA Board Meeting at Meadowood Neighborhood Center, February 17, 2013, broadcast in 2 parts on 2/23/13 and 3/2/13.
Paul Soglin & audience (53 min.)

Pacific Cycle neighborhood meeting on expansion plans at 4902 Hammersley Road,
Nov. 15, 2012, with Iconica architect Bob Feller and others.
Presentations and comments (44 min.) [visuals]

City budget meeting on Large Community Facilities and Parks with Paul Soglin et al. at the Orchard Ridge UCC Church, 1501 Gilbert Road, Aug. 22, 2011.
8/27/11 Broadcast introduction
Presentations and comments (49 min.)

Candidate forum for City Council District 20 alder - Dave Glomp and Matt Phair appearing before members of the Meadowood Neighborhood Association, Orchard Ridge Neighborhood Association, and Midvale Heights Community Association at the Orchard Ridge UCC Church, 1501 Gilbert Road, March 19, 2011.
3/26/11 Broadcast introduction
Comments before break (34 min.)
Comments after break (37 min.)

Mayoral candidate Paul Soglin addressing members of the Meadowood Neighborhood Assoc. Board in the West Police District Station Community Room, Feb. 9, 2011.
2/12/11 Broadcast introduction
Comments by Paul Soglin (39 min.)

Orchard Ridge 2nd Annual Town Meeting at Orchard Ridge UCC, Oct. 22, 2009.
Broadcast introduction
Review of the last year and Action Team reports (38 min.)

US 151 (Verona Rd) public information meeting at Toki Middle School, Nov. 18, 2008.
Broadcast introduction
Presentation by Larry Barta and Tom Lynch of Wisconsin DOT Southwest Region (22 ½ min.)