Climate activism is on the rise throughout the US and globally. Today, host Bert Zipperer gets updates from Lynn Haanen and Sarah Lunnon from Stroud, England about Brexit, Green Party politics, and the Extinction Rebellion movement in the UK.
“All politics is reproductive.” That’s the major claim of Laura Briggs, our guest today. She joins Carousel in the studio for a far-reaching discussion of reproductive justice and contemporary American politics. They talk Reaganomics and the destruction of the social safety net, the stereotype of the “welfare queen,” identity politics, the disappearing 40-hour workweek, reproductive […]
Today we welcome Mary Norris, the Comma Queen, back on the air with us to discuss her latest book, Greek to Me. The book traces her journey learning the Greek language and falling in love with Greece, its literature, and its culture. Mary Norris joined the editorial staff of The New Yorker in 1978 and was a […]
Earlier this afternoon, graduate workers from the Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA) occupied the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s administration building to demand fair pay and improved policies for graduate employees. For the first segment of today’s show, TAA representatives Megan Kennedy and Ellen LeClere report live from the sit-in at Bascom Hall to explain the graduate workers’ […]
Continuing our coverage on the current situation in Venezuela, today’s show features anti-war activist Gloria La Riva, who is in the midst of a national speaking tour about her time on the ground in Venezuela. She sheds light on the present-day political and economic landscape in Venezuela, highlights local organizing efforts, and offers a critique […]
The spring election results are in, and Madison has a lot to say! First up on today’s show, WORT news director Molly Stentz catches up with Satya Rhodes-Conway, who defeated incumbent Paul Soglin in yesterday’s mayoral race. For the remainder of the hour, Molly is joined in the studio by Dylan Brogan, staff writer at […]