This week in 1961, Madison police were dealing with marauding gangs of unruly teens creating havoc on State Street. Exactly seven years later, they were confronting serious charges of racism.
Tone Madison contributor Michael Penn II joins editor Scott Gordon for a discussion about “The Circus,” Penn’s ongoing essay series about racism and violence in Madison. Subscribe to the Tone Madison/WORT-FM podcast on iTunes.
Alix Shabazz, M Adams, and T Banks from Freedom, Inc. join Carousel Bayrd in the studio to talk about the past week in Madison, from black on black crime, racism in the community, Genele Laird, and the criminal justice system. You can find out more about Freedom Inc on Facebook, Twitter, and their website.
Jillian Slaight speaks with WORT’s Darien Lamen about the response of UW-Madison students and then-Chancellor Donna Shalala to a 1988 fraternity party in which pledges in blackface staged a “slave auction.”
Hundreds at UW-Madison staged a walk-out Thursday morning to protest the arrest of a black college student during class last week. Protesters say the arrest underscores a climate of white supremacy on campus, while some faculty say they’ve received threats for supporting the student and criticizing UWPD.
Today’s guest is Professor Timothy Yu to talk about Asian American writers, the controversy over Calvin Trillin’s Chinese food poem in the New Yorker, and his new book of poetry, 100 Chinese Silences. Timothy Yu is of English and Asian American studies, as well as the director of the Asian American Studies Program at UW-Madison. His […]