An audio documentary kicks off our in-depth series on the neighborhood activism against the basing of fighter jets in Madison.
Flight Path is an in-depth report on grassroots opposition to the basing of F-35 fighter jets in Madison. Available as this audio documentary and a four-part written series to be published serially over the next week, Flight Path is a partnership project of Tone Madison, Communication, and Northside News. The Air Force officially chose Madison as a site for the jets in April. But the fight continues in areas that stand to bear the brunt of the F-35s’ noise, environmental, and economic impacts. These efforts have already brought neighbors together to organize and advocate for their communities in a changing Madison.
In this special hour-long audio report, journalist and activist Oona Mackesey-Green breaks down the politics surrounding the F-35s, but places a special emphasis on the nitty-gritty of groups including Eken Park Resistance and Safe Skies Clean Water. Largely sprouting from the very blocks where the jets will be loudest and most harmful, these organizations have not only staged protests but have also done extensive, time-consuming work to research the issue and build stronger connections within their communities.
Keep up with the Flight Path project and find out more at the Flight Path landing page.