Prolific labor rights activist, singer-songwriter and cartoonist – Joe Hill – is being honored with a nation-wide tour. WORT FM’s own Norm Stockwell remembers Joe Hill 100 years after his execution and reminds us of how relevant his work still is today.
WORT’s Norman Stockwell is on his way to Granada in Spain to follow the trail of an archeologist who is looking for the bones of the Spanish poet and playwright Federico García Lorca.
Norm Stockwell joined Buzz host Aaron Perry and spoke about his upcoming travel to Tanzania where he will attend the World Social Forum and teaching young people about community radio.
Have you heard of the Colombian Mulatos Massacre? Did you know that the co-founder of the Peace Community, Luis Eduardo Guerra, and several others were murdered by the Colombian Army? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
Melvin Hinton reads from Frederick Douglass’ Fourth of July Oration, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” and he discusses The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair: A Novel, by Joel Dicker, and Lisa Lutz’s “The Last Word.” Norm Stockwell reads “The New Colossus,” a sonnet by American poet Emma Lazarus.
Do you remember the events surrounding state enforced brutality at Tiananmen Square? Do you remember the LaPenca Bombing in Nicaragua? Tune in for this special edition of A Public Affair on the anniversaries of these events to hear more!