On November 19th the PNM family and the WORT community lost a dear colleague and friend, Mark Young. The show on Thursday, Dec. 6th, at 7:00 pm, will be dedicated and pay tribute to Mark. Some of us PNM’ers and others from WORT will express our feelings for Mark and the contributions he’s made, not just for our show, but for society as well. Some of our loyal listeners may be aware that Mark suffered from schizophrenia. So, he was a staunch advocate for the mentally ill and fighter on behalf of mental health issues. Since Mark was an astronomy fanatic, UW-Madison astronomer Bob Benjamin and Jim Lattis from the UW Space Place will be on hand. And Bonnie Loughran from NAMI Dane will join us too. And we’ll play a few clips of some of Mark’s old shows. So, please tune in Dec. 6 at 7:00 pm to help us celebrate his life and mourn his passing.
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