On Tuesday February 19th, Norm Stockwell spoke with a distinguished panel of guests regarding Governor Scott Walker’s proposed state budget. The panel included journalist Rebecca Kemble from The Progressive Magazine, Mike McCabe from the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, Jon Peacock from the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, and Robert Craig from Citizen Action Wisconsin.
On Monday February 18th, host John Quinlan interviewed Annie Rachele Lanzillotto, author of “L is for Lion: An Italian Bronx Butch Freedom Memoir,” a lesbian performance artist’s coming out story grounded in her life as a Bronx tomboy.
The U.S. Postal Service has announced it will end Saturday home delivery of letters and other first-class mail, but will still deliver packages, starting in August. Host Esty Dinur interviewed Dr. Gray Brechin, founder of the Living New Deal Project, on the fate of the USPS.
On Valentine’s day Thursday February 14th, host Allen Ruff discussed topics of local concern with journalist Rebecca Kemble. They discussed the anniversary of the Wisconsin Uprising.
On Wednesday February 13th, host Karma Chavez interviewed author Susan Crawford about her recent book, “Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age.”
On Tuesday February 12th, host Anjuli Brekke discussed violence against women and gender equality in South Asia. In India, Five men have been formally charged in India with the kidnapping, gang raping and murdering a 23-year-old student on a moving bus. The woman died of severe organ failure due to the rape in December. The case has shone a light on other instances of sexual violence in India, where one woman is raped every 20 minutes, according to the national crime registry. Anjuli’s guest for the hour to discuss violence against women as well as efforts to create gender equlity in South Asia is Elora Chowdhury, associate professor of women’s studies at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. Elory is also author of the book “Transnationalism Reversed: Women Organizing against Gendered Violence in Bangladesh.”