articles tagged "JoAnne Thrax"

Fighting Bob Fest

Friday, 14 September 2012 | A Public Affair
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On Friday September 14th, JoAnne Thrax subbing for Esty Dinur spoke with television talk show host Phil Donahue. Donahue was recently a speaker at the Fighting Bob Fest. About Fighting Bob: “Fighting Bob Fest is an annual Chautauqua featuring progressive speakers, networking opportunities, and entertainment. Fighting Bob Fest carries on the tradition of Robert “Fighting Bob” La Follette by providing a forum for progressive ideas on issues facing Wisconsin and the nation. Freedom and justice are defended through education, and the exchange of ideas promotes solidarity among progressives. To this end, Fighting Bob Fest strives to provide citizens with a forum for democratic participation where frustrations with current policies can be constructively molded into calls to action” -www.fightingbobfest.org About Phil Donahue: “Phil Donahue and the DONAHUE show have been honored with 20 Daytime Emmy Awards, including nine for Outstanding Host and a George Foster Peabody Broadcasting Journalism Award. Phil Donahue used the television talk show format he pioneered in 1967 to interview world leaders, celebrities, newsmakers and people from all walks of life. For over 29 years, DONAHUE examined human behavior, focused national debates on political and social issues and has provided a democratic forum for presidential candidates.” -www.fightingbobfest.org To read more about Fighting Bob: http://www.fightingbobfest.org/ To listen to the entire interview: more »

White Power Music and Hate Crimes

Monday, 13 August 2012 | A Public Affair
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On Monday August 13th, JoAnne Thrax subbing for Norm Stockwell talked with Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center and Aaron Flanagan of the Center for New Community. They discussed their “Turn it Down” campaign against white power music in the wake of the Massacre at a Sikh temple here in Wisconsin. The shooter, Wade Michael Page, was a member of the white power music scene. “Turn It Down is youth, bands, parents, teachers, and friends in the record industry speaking out, standing up, and turning down the sounds of hate. Thousands of young people and hundreds of bands, record labels, distributors, pressing facilities, and booking agents have joined to work against the spread of hatred. White power music has become the most significant recruiting tool for organized bigots across the globe. It has succeeded in infiltrating numerous youth subcultures, transforming healthy youth rebellion into hardcore white supremacy. The Turn It Down Campaign seeks not to demonize youth culture, but to create a culture that is immune to the hatred and violence that white power music represents by teaming with young people, parents and teachers, and the record industry.” -Turn It Down To read more about Turn it Down: http://turnitdown.newcomm.org/ Listen to the entire program: more »

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