The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council will celebrate its 30th anniversary with an event at the UW-Madison. Media advocate Peter Fox will talk about the council's founding. State Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson will speak on the importance of open government to Wisconsin. State Rep. Marlin Schneider and the council president, a.k.a. the guy who writes Isthmus' popular Watchdog column, will hold a mini-debate on online court records. Musical troubadour Peter Leidy will perform "The Open Records Blues." And there will be cake.
The event is on Monday, Oct. 13, in the Nafziger Conference Room in Vilas Hall, 4-5:30 p.m. It's free and (pun intended) open to the public.