Madison is definitely a theater community and on Tuesday October 22nd our host Carousel Bayrd discussed the one of Forward Theater Company’s plays this season, “Sons of the Prophet”, with two of the company’s founding members, Celia Klehr and Jim Buske.
Historical civil rights events, like the 1963 March on Washington, rooted in goals of needed radical social change, have become a part of our collective memories. On Monday October 21st, our host John Quinlan was joined by William Jones, a UW-Madison history professor, to discuss his book, The March on Washington” Jobs, Freedom and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights.
What role do big corporations play in our lives? How can we better our understanding of the “fine print”? On Friday October 18th, our host Esty Dinur was joined by David Cay Johnston, investigative journalist and author to discuss this issue and his latest book, “The Fine Print: How Big Corporations Use “Plain English to Rob You Blind”.
To promote Bill Ayers and his upcoming events at the The Wisconsin Book Festival on Thursday October 17th, our host Allen Ruff was joined by Bill Ayer and Bernardine Dohrn to discuss Ayer’s latest book, “Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident”.
Is it pop or soda? Do you say bubbler or water fountain? On Wednesday October 16th, our host Tim Hansel discussed the book “Wisconsin Talk: Linguistic Diversity in the Badger State” with one of its authors Eric Raimy. We learned a lot about the history of Wisconsin dialect, how the linguistics differ around the state, and why we say certain phrases or words here in the badger state.
On Tuesday October 15th, our host Carousel Bayrd talked with Anat Shenker- Osorio about her latest book, “Don’t Buy It: The Trouble with Talking Nonsense about the Economy”.