From 1999 until his untimely death in 2017, artist and poet Jim Reinke devoted much of his time and effort to the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin. On August 11, Reinke’s estate will continue Jim’s dedication with a one-day sale of Jim Reinke’s art. Proceeds will benefit the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin. Samples of […]
In 1947, the House Un-American Activities Committee, under the direction of its chair, Democrat Edward J. Hart of New Jersey, grilled ten film directors and screenwriters about promulgating alleged enemy propaganda. Dubbed the Hollywood Ten, all ten of those blacklisted invoked their First and Fifth Amendment rights and refused to answer questions about their association […]
“Democracy” is defined as “government by the people.” So, if you’re going to create a government by the people, you need to know who “the people” really are. That’s why Article 1, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution mandates that the federal government conduct an “enumeration” of the people every ten years. There have been […]
Kinky Friedman is a country music singer-songwriter, writer, and politician. He formed the group Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys in 1971 and recorded his debut album, Sold American, in Nashville at Glaser Sound Studios. The band went on to play the Grand Ole Opry and join Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue concert tour in […]
A new study finds that children who experience severe stress as kids develop different kinds of genetic markers than those who have relatively tranquil upbringings. Friday host Jonathan Zarov speaks with Dr. Leslie Seltzer, researcher at the Waisman Center and co-lead author of this study in the emerging scientific field of epigenetics.
Peng Her, from the Dream Up Wisconsin Initiative, talks about the new program soliciting proposals with the goal to increase the earning power for Dane County’s economically underprivileged families by 10%. Initial proposals are due by August 29th.