“Religion Around Billie Holiday” is the most recent book written by Tracy Fessenden, associate director and faculty head in religious studies at Arizona State University. Her book discusses the culture of religion in society that influenced the person and the music of Billie Holiday, and talks about the book with Jan Miyasaki.
Serving Dane County since 1973, the Rape Crisis Center (RCC) provides services to survivors (and their family and friends) of all forms of sexual violence, including recent sexual assault, past sexual assault, incest (past or present), sexual harassment, and sexual exploitation. Jan talks to Eileen Zeiger, Outreach Coordinator, about the activities and an upcoming movie […]
Worker Justice Wisconsin works toward fair wages, safe working conditions, and promotes collective bargaining for all workers in Wisconsin. Jan Miyasaki talks with Executive Director Becky Schigiel about the organization and an upcoming fundraising faith-labor breakfast on April 27th.
Hot on the heels of similar victories in Oklahoma and West Virginia, striking teachers in Kentucky celebrated last week’s override of Governor Matt Bevin’s veto of legislation that would provide more funding for Kentucky public schools. As a result, Kentucky will now enact 50-cent hike in cigarette taxes and a 6 percent sales tax on […]
Back when tropical Wisconsin had just started its journey northward from the equator, there were 15,000 foot high mountains here. Remember? No? How about the giant inland seas before that? If not, surely you recall the immense ice sheets that ground much of that rock into powder? That was only 10,000 years ago. Even if […]
If a friend of yours won the lottery once, you’d say he or she was very lucky. But, what would you say if your friend won twice, or three times, or even four times in four weeks? Would you still think they were lucky, would you start to wonder if they had “a system,” or […]