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TimeBank Growing in Sun Prairie

Sun Prairie Star

May 4, 2017


The TimeBank's Youth Court Program is in the news.  Thanks to all our members, collaborators, and supporters.  We couldn't do it without you!

The TimeBank Youth Court Initiative is in the news!  Check out the link below to the article about our collaboration project that provides opportunity for all youth receiving municipal violations to participate in restorative justice rather than going through municipal court.


TimeBank transportation coordinator to be hired: Agencies plan to create network of community drivers for rides for work, medical appointments and more

February 13, 2016
Sun Prairie Star


Madison's pilot project - 'Homeless Court'

February 7, 2016

Wisconsin State Journal, by Dean Mosiman


See a video of Youth Court youth participants discussing their experience, 2015 - 2016.


The Creative Destruction of the US Prison Industrial Complex: We Can Do It!

Blog post at Institute for Leadership and Sustainability, Cumbria UK

January, 2016


The Creative Destruction of the US Prison Industrial Complex: We Can Do It!
Paper presented by Stephanie Rearick and Lorrie Hurckes at 2015 Leading Wellbeing Research Festival.


Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be rock stars: Efforts are underway to help local musicians survive in a tough market 
November 25, 2015
by Laura Jones, Isthmus


Rethinking youth justice in the Madison Police Department

October 17, 2015

WISC TV/Channel 3000, by Melissa Behling (


Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be rock stars

Efforts are underway to help local musicians survive in a tough market


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Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be rock stars

Efforts are underway to help local musicians survive in a tough market


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Dane County launches restorative justice program for youths

September 1, 2015

Capital Times, by Bryna Godar


Local officials announce program to reduce disparities in criminal justice system

September 1, 2015

Badger Herald, by Kiyoko Reidy


TimeBank Youth Courts conversation with Lorrie Hurckes, Stephanie Rearick, Kate MacDonald and David Burns on BBC Radio Humberside, Hull UK
July 22, 2015
Youth Court segment is 1:45 into the program


TimeBank creates space for service
Introducting timebanking to people in Sun Prairie, our new hub for developing Neighborhood Care Teams.
June 13, 2015
The Star, Sun Prairie, WI, by Tamar Myers


Time Banks: A Tool for Restorative Justice and Community Strength
February 25, 2015
By Stephanie Rearick writing in Bev Bell's blog in Huff Post.


February, 2014
Madison City Channel, Madison, WI
DCTB Member Outreach Coordinator Gary Messinger talks timebanking and seniors. His segment starts at 15:20. With some good discussion of how the Madison Senior Center uses the timebank as an organization.


January 2014
Madison Magazine, by Grace Edquist


December 5, 2013
Wausau City Pages, by Rick LaFrombois
DCTB Co-Director Stephanie Rearick in an interview about timebanking and cooperative economies at the International Complementary Currencies Conference, June 2013.
May 13, 2013. Watch the video!
NBC 15, Madison, by Britni McDonald

Video from Bernard Lietaer and Jacqui Dunne talk at Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, March 29 2013.

DCTB Director (now Co-Director) Stephanie Rearick was named a 2012 Badger Bioneer for her work in timebanking. Read their profile here.

Time Banks Provide New Way to 'Spend' an Hour: Time-based currency provides a sense of value for skills that the larger job market doesn't pay for
October 23, 2012
US News and World Report, by Danielle Kurtzleben

The Dane County TimeBank and Time For the World make an appearance in the fantastic new book People Money - the Promise of Regional Currencies. Margrit Kennedy and Bernard Lietaer have teamed up with John Rogers to produce the first English edition of their best-selling German book (2004) on regional currencies.

Read our excerpt here.
Buy it here.
And a special deal if you buy in bulk! Triarchy Press, the publisher of People Money is offering you an extra discount when you order direct and purchase more than 3 copies - a discounted rate of £12.25 per copy, instead of £17.25. Use the discount code SPM30 in the promotional code box at the checkout and hit apply to receive your discount.

Time For the World's Paper- Trophic currencies: ecosystem modeling and resilient economies by Marc Brakken, Preston Austin, Stephanie Rearick and Leander Bindewald, has been published the International Journal of Community Currency Research.
Read it here.

Stephanie Rearick appears with John Conowall of MadWorC on WORT 89.9  to talk about timebanking, cooperatives, and the July 18th screening of Fixing The Future. 
Listen here
Download here.
A Public Affair with host Allen Ruff, July 12, 2012

Stephanie Rearick appears on 92.1 WXXM (The Mic) on the People's Mic show with Doug Cunningham discussing TimeBanking and the upcoming Economic Democracy Conference (Oct. 11-14, Madison .
(June 28, 2012)


Our TimeBank is featured in this video by WIBPDD wiith member Manny Kreier and Community Outreach Coordinator Gary Messinger.


Youth Court at La Follette High School

May, 2012

Video - Student Jurors at La Follette talk about Youth Court

Time is Money: Saving Like Clockwork
The innovative service exchange called TimeBanking can help you save money - and be a better neighbor
February - March 2012
AARP The Magazine, by Stephanie Shapiro

Stephanie Rearick Says: It's Time to be Alive. Now.
Article about DCTB Director, timebanking, Time For the World, etc. by DCTB founding Board member Rick Brooks. pgs. 40-41
Madison Originals, February - April 2012

Making the Trade: The Art of Barter
November 14, 2011
Channel 27, WKOW-TV, by Greg Jeschke

TimeBanks offer chance to swap most valuable commodity
DCTB Director Stephanie Rearick is guest speaker in Madison, ME as they expand Mid-Maine TimeBanks into new territory.
(October 23, 2011)
Madison Morning Sentinel, by Erin Rhoda

DCTB Director Stephanie Rearick on WORT 89.9's The 8 o'clock Buzz
(September 16, 2011)
WORT 89.9fm

Where All Work is Created Equal
September 16, 2011
The New York Times, by Tina Rosenberg

DCTB Director Stephanie Rearick and Madison Police Officer Greg Rossetti appear on The Lawyer's Guild show to discuss juvenile justice
September 15, 2011
KPFK, with host Jim Lafferty

Crime & Courts Q&A: Police officer creates successful La Follette High youth court
August 26, 2011
The Capital Times, by Steven Elbow

Peer pressure: La Follette youth court program shows potential
June 9, 2011
Wisconsin State Journal, by Matt DeFour

In the Midst of Economic Destruction, Inspiration
June 1, 2011
The, by Ruth Conniff


Officer Rossetti's youth court story

Video - Officer Greg Rossetti speaks of restorative justice and youth courts

May, 2011


Hear Rebecca Kemble, DCTB Board President and organizer in the cooperative movement, with Stephanie Rearick on A Public Affair - hosted by DCTB member Esty Dinur.
April 8, 2011
A Public Affair, WORT 89.9 fm

Hear Stephanie Rearick on the 8 o'clock Buzz hosted by DCTB member Jonathan Zarov.
March 25, 2011
8 o'clock Buzz, WORT 89.9 fm

Watch Stephanie Rearick- DCTB Director and Time For The World Project Coordinator - talk about creating a just economy with tools we already have.
March 8, 2011
International Women's Day Rally, Madison WI Capitol Protests

Listen to Stephanie Rearick, DCTB Director, talk about TimeBanking on Pacifica Radio!
February 8, 2011
Against The Grain

TimeBank Looking For More Deposits: Open House Held To Encourage More Volunteers In Unique Program
January 15, 2011
Channel 3, Madison WI

US Social Forum: A Retro-Prospective
Blog references our participation in the US Social Forum 

June 25 2010
Citizen Action of New York website
by Shanna Goldman, Organizing Director

'Banks' allow members to pay with time, not cash
June 3, 2010, by Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press Writer

The Onion blurb about our concert fundraiser.

Time Bank Offers New Yorkers Chance to Trade Services
New York City launches city-wide TimeBank! Read all about it.
January 12, 2010
New York Daily News, by Kathleen Lucadamo

City Launches 'Time Bank' for NYers to Trade Services
January 12, 2010
NBC New York by Jennifer Millman

TimeBanking: A Totally Cool Concept For a Better World'
Nov 10, 2009
by Dave Chameides


Save A Buck: Time Is Money - TimeBanks draw interest as they help people swap services
August 25, 2009
AARP Magazine, by Leah Dobkin

Banking on Time
July 28, 2009
FOX Business News, by Kathryn Glass

Is VolunTourism Ready for TimeBanking?
May 5, 2009
VolunTourism Podcast, hosted by David Clemmons

Punished by Peers
April 15, 2009
NBC 15, Madison WI

TimeBanking Takes Off in Tough Economy: Members Pay It Forward Instead of Paying in Cash
March 14, 2009
Good Morning America

Stoughton Community Recreation Group seeks feedback on recreational activities for the disabled
February 13, 2009
Stoughton Courier Hub, Stoughton, WI

TimeBank Open House - video
February 8, 2009
WKOW Channel 27, Madison, WI

The Future of Money?: With the Economy a Wreck, Alternative Currencies Could Gain Traction
February 4, 2009
by Jeff Ignatius
River Cities Re@der, Davenport, IA, Quad Cities

Dane County TimeBank is growing
January 30, 2009
WKOW Channel 27, Madison, WI

Time is Money
January 27, 2009
by Rick Brooks
Forte Madison (a sister publication of In Business magazine), Madison, WI

TimeBank Store Set to Open Friday
November 26, 2008
by Sandy Kallio
The Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, WI

Connecting with your Community
Dane County TimeBank featured with member Manny Kreier and Community Outreach Coordinator Gary Messinger.


Stoughton Gives a Rip
Video featuring Dane County TimeBank member Rick Petzke and Community Outreach Coordinator Gary Messinger