With recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, race has jumped to the forefront of people’s minds. But for some, the battle against racism has been going on for a long time. In this two part series, Helena White takes a closer look at a local organization addressing racism: The Institute for the Healing of Racism. Twice […]
A radio series exploring the 1832 conflict between Native Americans and the US government. In the Summer of 2016, Helena White re-traced the journey taken by Sauk Chief Black Hawk and 1,500 men, women and children in 1832 who were attempting to reclaim their territory in Northern Illinois that was ceded in a treaty they […]
(WORT) — Last week, we heard about Peterson’s political activities while he was an undergraduate at the UW. In the third installment of the series, Peterson tells us about life after graduation when he and his young family moved to New York.
(WORT) — With the recent emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement, it is helpful to take a look back at the history of other important Civil Rights organizations. WORT’s own Helena White has produced a news series of interviews with veteran Civil Rights journalist, activist and Madisonian Franklynn Peterson. Here is the first installment […]
(WORT) — The shoe repair business isn’t what it use to be. But Madison’s Park Street Shoe Repair is still thriving, partly because of the vital social function that it serves to the neighborhood.
Helena White filed this report.
(WORT) — The City of Madison’s 2016 budget includes new funds for developing cooperatives in Madison. Alder Rebecca Kemble has the details on this new initiative and joins Harry Richardson and Helena White at the WORT Studios.