Today on the Tuesday 8:00 Buzz with Dr. Damita Brown, Progressive Magazine Editor Bill Leuders and Publisher Norm Stockwell join us to talk about the latest issue, focusing on climate change, and the continuing threats to our democracy.
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Bill Lueders is editor of The Progressive. He is author of An Enemy of the State, the biography of the late editor of The Progressive, Erwin Knoll. Lueders was news editor at Isthmus, Madison’s alternative weekly, for twenty-five years, and won dozens of state and national awards. In 2011 he moved to the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, where he became one of Wisconsin’s leading investigative reporters. He joined the staff of The Progressive in 2015 and was named editor in September 2018. In September 2021 he was inducted into the National Freedom of Information Coalition’s State Open Government Hall of Fame.
Norman Stockwell is publisher of The Progressive magazine, a one-hundred-thirteen-year-old Madison-based progressive bi-monthly. Prior to that, he served for more than two decades as WORT’s Operations Coordinator. He worked at the station in music and news programming since 1983. In addition to working as a journalist in the U.S., Cuba, Nicaragua & Mexico, Norm has been involved in the collective management of two Madison institutions – Lakeside Press and Mifflin Street Co-op. He is also former Director of the Old Town School of Folk Music-Madison, and served in the 1970’s as Facilities Manager for the Northwestern University Archeological Program.
Stockwell has been hosting programs of “A Public Affair” since 1989, covering such issues as the murder of the Jesuits in El Salvador, the Gulf War and its aftermath, the pro-democracy movement in Nepal, and the Zapatista uprising in Chiapas, Mexico.
His reports and interviews have appeared on Pacifica Radio, Free Speech Radio News, DemocracyNow! & AirAmerica, and in print in Z Magazine, the Capital Times, AlterNet, the Tico Times, Toward Freedom, and elsewhere. He is co-editor of the book REBEL REPORTING: John Ross Speaks to Independent Journalists. Hamilton Books/Rowman-Littlefield. ISBN 978-0-7618-6660-2.