UW-Madison played host to the inaugural Cap Times Idea Fest Sept. 16-17, 2017. There were 29 sessions about everything from politics to education, racial equity, journalism, hip-hop, cheese, the tech economy, not to mention the Badger band and a reception featuring Ho-Chunk dancers and drummers. Find all the Cap Times' collected coverage of the festival here.
The similarities have been clear, Maraniss said, since the moment Trump declared his candidacy.
People celebrated the first day of the inaugural Cap Times Idea Fest with an evening reception in the Discovery Building that included a perfo…
Cap Times Idea Fest discussion focuses on climate change, student debt, redistricting.
A discussion of what’s next for progressives at the Cap Times Idea Fest focuses on personal connection.
Sports Illustrated editor Chris Stone interviewed UW athletic director Alvarez on his time at Wisconsin and the future of football.
Charlie Sykes and Rick Esenberg offer their takes on the issue.
At a Cap Times Idea Fest session focused on students of color, Gloria Ladson-Billings said kids need teachers who are convinced they can succeed.
Panel participants were divided on the wisdom of throwing $3 billion in tax breaks to the Taiwanese tech giant.
“Hip-hop culture is the dominant culture... whether people want to admit it or not. It’s the language that’s there. And it’s an opportunity that’s there,” said architectural designer Michael Ford (center).
Panelists discuss Wisconsin' opioid epidemic at the inaugural Cap Times Idea Fest Saturday.
Johnson wants to undo the Affordable Care Act and move to a block grant approach. Baldwin just signed on to back a single-payer "Medicare for All" plan.
Johnson said he believes the policy implemented by President Barack Obama was unconstitutional, but the federal government needs to take care of the young immigrants who didn't act on their own in coming to the U.S.
Rev. Alex Gee was one of five panelists who engaged in a free-wheeling conversation about “How to talk about race in all of your spaces.”
A talk about women leaders' difficult roads to success kicked off the Cap Times Idea Fest.
The executive editor of The Washington Post spoke Saturday at the Cap Times Idea Fest. The editor, who before coming to the Post, was the editor of the Boston Globe and led the team that broke the Catholic priest sex abuse scandal that was documented in the film "Spotlight."