Tony Castaneda talks with Yorel Lashley, founder and President of DrumPower, about upcoming events. Africa Night 2016, to be held at Mills Hall on May 20, features student performers from elementary to high school age. Voluntary donations will help support the summer Drum & Dance Camp. DrumPower teaches West African Traditional, Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian drumming […]
In 2014, the Madison school district replaced a zero-tolerance discipline policy that emphasized expulsion with new practices that keep kids in school. Dean Loumos, Madison School Board member, talks with Tony Castaneda about successes and bumps in implementing the new policy, and how it keeps kids involved in activities such as sports, drama and music.
Join Tony Castaneda and Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera, for a look at how bills affecting immigrants fared in the recently ended legislative session. While grassroots opposition helped kill a bill that would have involved police in immigration, a law passed that prohibits counties from issuing local IDs. The law will […]
To celebrate 420 Day, Tony Castaneda gets a cooking lesson with Robyn Griggs Lawrence, author of The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook. Learn to make cannabis-infused butter and use it as an ingredient. A great weekend cooking project for the adventurous.
Jim Goronson may have been destined to become a brewmaster. His parents gave him a Mr. Beer homebrewing kit for his 29th birthday. He was already a beer connoisseur by then, favoring imports and American examples of what used to be called “microbrews.” After 13 years of brewing his own batches, Goronson turned pro, encouraged […]
Record Store Day 2016 is a celebration of all things vinyl and CD. This Saturday, Madison’s local record stores will be jamming with live music. Tony Castaneda and Chris Lay chat with Dave Zero of MadCity Music Exchange about why Record Store Day was created and the special events at each store.