What can you find in this week's Isthmus? Highlights from the latest issue follow:
- Esty Dinur looks at how the Reverend Jerry Hancock went from working for the criminal justice system to trying to reform it.
- Vikki Kratz gives the rundown on what local leaders have in store for 2009.
- Students at Madison's Metro High are a captive audience, learning while they're serving.
- Bill Lueders discusses why there's no need for the public to hear Brittany Zimmermann's 911 call.
- Sandy Tabachnick profiles the Madison Symphony Orchestra's soloists, which is to say, the organist, harpist and pianist.
- Jessica Steinhoff's got an interview with Zebras, the Madison band that's helping make synthesizers fun again.
- Jay Rath previews Blasphemy, the irreverent new musical from Catherine Capellaro and Andrew Rohn.
- No food for you! Not without ordering tea, that is, at Dobra Tea on State Street.
- Kids & Parents: Support on the simple path: the fledgling Holistic Moms Network.