On Monday’s show, our host John Quinlan interviewed some youth from Proud Theater for the first part of the show. For the rest of the show, John Quinlan talked about a special production of a new work about a gay male couple who were visible civic leaders in Mineral Point beginning in the 1930s and throughout their 40 year long partnership.
On Friday May 24th, host Esty Dinur interviewed Steven Mufson about his new book “Keystone XL: Down the Line”. Later she spoke with Mike Dorsey about the renewable energy frontier and climate change.
On Thursday May 23rd, our host Allen Ruff interviewed Sam Gindin, a public intellectual and labor activist.
On Wednesday May 22nd, host Karma Chavez interviewed Hakim Bellamy, who is the Poet Laureate of Albuquerque, NM, about his new book, Swear. They discussed issues of race, capitalism, and arts in the U.S.
On Tuesday, May 21st, guest host Nigel O’Shea interviewed a panel of local stand-up comedians to talk about roots of comedy in the Madison area, their personal stories, and upcoming stand-up events. For the first half of the hour he spoke with Alan Talaga, Chris Lay and Sarah Conner. During the second half of the show they were joined by David Fisher and Aaron Haag.
On the second half of the Monday, May 20th show, John Quinlan was joined by Jacque Pokorney and Patrick Barrett. They previewed the “Fighting Forward: A Labor and Working Class Summit” which will be held in Madison June 12th-15th.