With the The Madison Reunion getting underway, Allen Ruff’s guest is Justin O’Brien, author of the new title Chicago Yippie ’68. It’s the remarkable personal coming-of-age memoir of youth in the sixties and people in the streets during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. They’re joined in the studio by Bert Zipperer, and on the phone […]
Wednesday host Lilada Gee speaks with actress, comedian and personality Franchesca Ramsey. She’s the host of the MTV web series Decoded, where she breaks down racism and cultural issues. She’s also a former contributor and writer for Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, and she currently co-hosts the podcast Last Name Basis with […]
Tuesday host Carousel Bayrd speaks with journalist and author Katherine Reynolds Lewis about her book The Good News About Bad Behavior. It’s part parenting guide, part psychology explainer on why modern society makes kids so undisciplined, and blueprint for how to rebuild lost self-control, resolve family conflict, and change the trajectory of young lives. Katherine […]
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Nope… it’s a bird! Monday host Patty Peltekos speaks with ornithologists Clint Boal and Cheryl Dykstra, authors of Urban Raptors: Ecology and Conservation of Birds of Prey in Cities, from Island Press. Dr. Clint Boal is Professor of Wildlife Biology at Texas Tech University. He is the former president for […]
Esty Dinur speaks with Leo Panitch, professor of political science at York University and the co-editor of the Socialist Register. The 2018 edition of the annually-produced journal is Rethinking Democracy, which presents a series of essays re-examining liberal democracy and neoliberal capitalism.
Dubbed by some as “the Pablo Neruda of North America,” poet Martín Espada will be honored in Chicago next week as the 2018 recipient of the Poetry Foundation’s prestigious Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for his outstanding lifetime literary achievement. Espada, with deep ties to Madison, is the first Latino poet to win this award since […]