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Chana Wilson’s, Riding Fury Home: A Memoir, is book about the challenging relationship Chana had with her mother who was severely mentally ill. At age seven her mother put a gun to her head and pulled the trigger. The gun jammed and her mother lived, however her mother was sent away to a mental hospital. Many years later, Chana, a care taken of her heavily medicated depressed mother, finds out the source of much of her mothers deep sadness. Her mother had had an affair with another married woman. Her daughter also found out how 1950’s doctors tried to cure her of her attraction to women with intense psychiatric treatment. Chana Wilson joined the ….read article »
Barbara Nichols, President of the United Nations Associations of the United States of America, the Dane County Chapter, came by the studio on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. Along side her was Todd Cummers, the Immediate Past President of the organization. The local chapters “provide local information regarding the United Nations goals that relate to social justice, humanitarian efforts and peace keeping,” said Nichols.read article »
What is life like for a UW medical student? Well despite both being a little under the weather, Olga Yashira Diaz and Surbhi Singhal spoke today about their first year as medical students. It’s a challenging process, due to it’s uncertainty, Olga said when talking about getting into school, but she found along the way that although there were many steps, she enjoyed the process. It’s a large adjustment going from undergraduate to grad school the two agreed. “Prioritizing your studying is important,” said Olga. Surbhi added a bit more bluntly, “It is very time consuming.” Olga and Surbhi are M.D. Candidates, Class of 2016. We will be checking in with them periodically to ….read article »
Shanda Shrugs, a consultant with the African American Community Health Advisory Committee, spoke with Aaron Perry this morning about the organization. The organization has a mission of raising awareness of large health issues facing African Americans and other diverse communities. They also advocate for health education and a healthy life style. Aaron Perry, the Tuesday host, is so inspired by the work the organization is doing he had pledged to help bring the organization to Madison. Read more about the organizations vision, mission and core values here:read article »
Well, likely, as the ten shows are all sold out. That’s 3000 tickets! Now Madison is a city that has more degrees in the average household than a thermometer yet even with the college population it might be surprising to some that so many people love physics. We asked Mike Randall, Senior Outreach Specialist of Wonders of Physics, how the show got so popular. “Explosions,” he said with a laugh. “ People like explosions.” Heart-broken that you are not one of these three thousand? Well, there is a Physics Fair event on Saturday, February 16th at the Chamberlin Hall from 11AM to 4PM. That’s free and open to the public and you don’t need one ….read article »
Brian Standing closed the show today with a piece on Madison’s spoken word collective, Generations Spoken. Standing recently attended a performance at the Madison Overture Center and collected excerpts from the performance as well as a few interviews. Generation spoken will be performaning Sunday, March 24, Sunday, April 21 at 5:30pm Entrance: Free Where: Overture Center, 201 State Streetread article »
Kara Slaughter, the Government Relations Director for the Wisconsin Farmers Union, joined Brian Standing in the studio today to talk about Wisconsin Farmers Union’s state legislative priorities. In the interview below Slaughter and Standing discuss Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative, Ag Development Diversification Program and Buy Local Buy Wisconsin.read article »
Last week we had Amelia Royko Maurer and Stephanie Rearick in the studio to talk about the tragic death of Madison musician Paul Heenan. Heenan was shot to death by a police officer in early November of last year. The circumstances of his death have left many friends and neighbors asking questions about the police’s policies.read article »
Cast members, Marcy Weiland and Edric Johnson joined Greg Harris, director of Circle Mirror transformation, a Mercury Players Theater production. The play opens today and runs until mid February.read article »
Matthew Rothschild, is the editor of Progressive magazine. He is also known for writing You Have No Rights: Stories of America in an Age of Repression. This Saturday, February 2nd, The Progressive will be presenting, The Untold History of the United States. It will be an evening with famous director Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick. Matthew came by to talk a little bit more about the exciting event.read article »