Jan talks with Jim Leary, professor emeritus of folklore and Scandinavian Studies at the U.W., about his recent book “Pinery Boys: Songs and Songcatching in the Lumberjack Era”, which reveals the work done by Franz Rickaby and his studies on lumberjack songs and poets in the early 20th century.
Reporting fellow Adam Federman talks to Jan Miyasaki about his latest book, “FASTING AND FEASTING The Life of Visionary Food Writer Patience Gray” which describes the life of one of the first “local sourced” foodies, Patience Gray.
Peter Skopec, director of the Wisconsin Public Interest Group (WISPIRG) talks about continued assaults on the Consumer Financial Protection Board (begun in the shadow of the 2008 financial recession to advocate for consumer protections), Rent-to-own and pay-day lending transparency, student loan scams, both at the state and national level.
What do you call a 5-heart waffle topped with sour cream and lingonberries? A Norwegian waffle breakfast! The Sons of Norway — Idun Lodge is involved in social, cultural, and charity activities in the Madison area, and is serving breakfast this coming Saturday, September 30th from 8-11AM at their lodge on 2262 Winnebago Street. Dee […]
Jan interviews the recipients of the 2017 “Community Change Maker Awards” from Community Shares of Wisconsin, awarded to people in the community who “make a difference”. Recipients are Ginna Isunza, UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence, Lorrie Hurckes Dwyer, Dane County TimeBank, and Andrea Kaminski, League of Women Voters of Wisconsin.
While creating 68% of its power from coal, MG&E’s 13 year goal is to get to 30% renewable power by 2030. That’s not good enough, says Sierra Club‘s Devin Martin, explaining that some Iowa power companies are already getting more than 80% of their power from wind, all while capping rates for consumers because, well, […]