First, Esty Dinur speaks with Chip Gibbons from Defending Rights & Dissent about the the prosecutions of journalists Aaron Cantú and Alexei Wood. Cantú and Wood were covering an Inauguration Day protest this year when they were arrested, then charged with multiple rioting crimes. Their trials began this week. Then, we hear from Kevin Ripp and Shawn Convey, […]
Wednesday host Lilada Gee is in conversation with Black poet, playwright and feminist Ntozake Shange, who is best known for writing for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf in 1976. They talk about her new and selected collection of poems, Wild Beauty, that is being released today from Atria Books. […]
Today on the show, substitute host Gil Halsted speaks with two guests about the opioid crisis in Wisconsin. What does the opioid epidemic look like on the ground, and what does recovery look like for those who are able to recover? Our guests are addiction specialist Dr. Randy Brown, and recovery coach Jesse Heffernan. We […]
Patty Peltekos talks about insects with Thelma Heidel-Baker, a Conservation Biological Control Specialist with The Xerces Society. They talk about the decline of insect populations, the ‘difference’ between insects and pests, the way insects support agriculture, and pollinator conservation.
How did we get to the present day of ‘fake news’ and Donald Trump? News Director Molly Stentz speaks with Kurt Anderson about his new book, Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire. They talk about the 500-year history of superstition, false beliefs, and hucksterism in this country. Kurt Anderson is the host of Studio 360, a […]
Thursday host Allen Ruff speaks with Philip Gourevitch, contributor to The New Yorker and the author of several books on foreign policy issues. Gourevitch was in Madison a couple of weeks ago to give a talk about the intersection of President Trump’s administration and foreign policy. Today he and Allen discuss the deep undercurrent of violence […]