On Wednesday, June 12th host Karma Chavez talked with Jody LePage co-author of “Sister: An African American Life in Search of Justice”. Jody LePage discussed how she built her relationship with Sylvia Bell White through the Farmer’s Market in Madison, and how that friendship blossomed into the coauthored novel of Sylvia’s story. Audio testimony of Sylvia Bell White revealed some parts of this story, including how her brother was killed in a racially-motivated murder.
Traditionally, Americans have been presented with the picture of American GIs swooping in on D-Day to rescue the French, including the forever-grateful French women. Mary Louise Roberts, a U.W. Madison French history professor, re-researches the typical portrayals of French-U.S. relations and more critically examines this idealistic picture of the “French kiss”.
The latest immigration reform bill has been hailed as a “fix to our broken immigration system” by Obama and other lawmakers – but is that the whole story?
Karma Chavez, professor of Communications at U.W.-Madison, joined the Monday Buzz to discuss her views on the Supreme Court of the United States’ (SCOTUS) rulings on Proposition 8 in the Hollingsworth v. Perry case, and DOMA in the United States v. Windsor case.
On Wednesday July 17th, host Karma Chavez talked with three members of the Disability Pride planning committee, Eileen Rosenteel, Jim Ferris, and Sarita Karon about Madison’s first Disability Pride Festival.
Wisconsin public schools have one of the highest graduation rates in the country; however, we also have one of largest gaps between White and Latino graduation rates. With rates like this, organizations like Madison’s ExpresARTE are a crucial part in closing the gap between White and Latino students. On Wednesday July 31st, host Karma Chavez sat down with youth activists from Madison’s ExpresARTE to talk about their work and the influence the group has had on the minority youth of Madison.