articles tagged "Cynthia Lin"

Ma, He Sold Me for a Few Cigarettes

Tuesday, 26 February 2013 | A Public Affair
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On Tuesday February 26th, Anjuli Brekke hosted this Pledge Drive edition of A Public Affair. Cynthia Lin helped bring in pledges throughout the program. During the hour, they brought listeners the harrowing story of memoirist Martha Long’s childhood. It took decades for Martha to bring herself to look back at the girl she was growing up in 1950′s Dublin. But that girl was, as Martha writes, “waiting for her chance to burst back into life and give voice to the pain she endured.” Her story has poured out in several volumes, each a best seller in Ireland and England. more »

Idle No More

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 | A Public Affair
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On Tuesday January 15th, host Cynthia Lin spoke with Sarah Little Redfeather Kalmanson, Diana Miller, Rachel Byington and Arvina Martin, all members of the Idle No More movement. more »

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 | A Public Affair
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On Tuesday January 8th, Cynthia Lin spoke with a panel of guests regarding the Violence Against Women Act. She interviewed Tony Gilbart from WI Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Cecilia Gilhouse of UNIDOS Against Violence, and Kabzuag Vaj of Freedom Inc. more »

Hopes for the New Year

Tuesday, 1 January 2013 | A Public Affair
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On this special New Year’s Day edition of A Public Affair, we heard from Madison youth who shared their thoughts and hopes for the upcoming year. Cynthia Lin spoke with members of the youth led Madison based organization Freedom Inc. She was joined in the studio with Jaunita and Tasha from Freedom Inc.’s youth council and Quita Adams, one of Freedom inc.’s organizing coordinators.   According to their website, “Freedom, Inc is a grassroots organization with a vision of creating and building a world we want to live in. Starting as the Asian Freedom Project in 2000, it created youth-led collective learning groups to organize and mobilize on issues that affected their daily lives. In 2003, Freedom, Inc became an official non-profit organization. Since then, our work has grown to include people from other communities. Our mission is to engage low- to no-income communities of color to end violence against women folks, gender non-conforming folks, and young folks, which bring about deep social, political, cultural, and economic change. We organize around the root causes of violence, creating new definitions and solutions, and empowering all community members as agents of change to inspire and restore power of those most affected. We do this through leadership development and community organizing, in ways that are language-gender-generation and culture-specific to women, gender non-conforming, and youth, in African American and Southeast Asian families.” Read more about Freedom Inc.:  http://aboutfreedominc.com/ Listen to the entire show: more »

YWCA Restorative Justice Program

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 | A Public Affair
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On Tuesday December 18th, host Cynthia Lin interviewed a panel of guests regarding the YWCA’s Restorative Justice Program. She spoke with Restorative Justice Program Manager Ananda Mirilli, Eugenia Highland and Danielle Bailey. According to Madison’s YWCA website, “Restorative justice is a theory or set of beliefs that informs how communities can resolve problems that have caused harm or damaged relationships. Restorative justice prioritizes accountability and community healing over punishment, shifting the focus from what rules were broken and what punishment is deserved to what harm was done and what needs to be done to repair the harm.” The YWCA employs restorative justice “as a strategy to address the School-to-Prison Pipeline. The School-to-Prison Pipeline is a process by which students are removed from the school for disciplinary infractions. These students are often put on a path to the criminal justice system. The racial disparities in school discipline directly correlate with the racial disparities in the criminal justice system. We use restorative justice to provide alternative discipline models in schools to keep students in school and out of the justice system.” Read more about the YWCA’s Restorative Justice Program: http://www.ywcamadison.org/site/c.cuIWLiO0JqI8E/b.7968327/k.F427/Restorative_Justice.htm Listen to the whole interview: more »

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