As Wisconsinites, we can pretty easily observe the ways in which polka and its various cultural trappings (read: beer, dancing, more beer) have shaped public life. Folklorist, musician, and author Rick March’s new book, Polka Heartland: Why the Midwest Loves to Polka, seeks to document this influence and chart its trajectory from European parlor fad […]
Jim writes: “I wanted to let you know about the program, “Violence in America” on the Access Hour on September 28, 2015. Thank you again for allowing me to do this on your program. I’ve come up with a pretty good one hour special that I think needs to be aired and discussed. Here is […]
I’ve often heard Lollapalooza hailed as one of the best festivals, which I figured must be true since the headliners are Paul McCartney, Metallica, and Florence + the Machine; after experiencing my first day, I can attest to the awesomeness of the event.
Phil has in mind to broadcast a variety of music that is rarely heard. In his real life, he drives cab here in Madison. We recorded his program ahead of time at the WORT studios.
A new music and arts festival set on 20 acres of farmland along the Chippewa River in Northwestern Wisconsin kicks off this Friday.
At a time when violence and racism seem to dominate our cultural landscape, stories of people putting their talents toward the good of others feel particularly crucial. That’s the path rapper F. Stokes has chosen to take with his new educational project, Rappin’ Ricky.