Pernille Ipsen spent her early years in a feminist collective in Copenhagen. She recently wrote a book about the seven women who raised her, which won a major Danish literature prize. On this week’s Desire Lines, Pernille talks to feature story contributor Carrie Ann Welsh about the story of her seven mothers. Images from the […]
Desire Lines Radio is named after the desire paths we trod through the grass, those dirt trails that feel more natural than what’s been laid out. Feature contributor Carrie Ann Welsh follows emergent stories, slow scenes, and making lines of connection where we want them to be.
Sometimes, a historical artifact will emerge that makes us question our past and our present. In this case, it’s a black and white video from 1962 made with hidden cameras. The film documented housing discrimination in Madison. But it was suppressed by UW before it could be shown. It sat in the university archives until […]
In 1962, a film was made to document housing discrimination in Madison. But just as the film was completed, UW suppressed it. The film was buried in the university archives for nearly 60 years. Recently, the film was rediscovered and made public. In this piece, we hear about how the film was made with hidden […]
The Westport Pet Memorial near Waunakee is the final resting place of beloved pets. Pet dogs, police K-9s, cats, birds, bunnies, and even horses are buried there. Feature contributor Carrie Ann Welsh visits the local pet cemetery on a full moon. For more information, visit the Westport Pet Memorial website: https://www.westportpetmemorial.com/ Desire Lines Radio is […]
It’s morel season here in the upper Midwest. This piece takes us to the woods to go mushroom hunting with local wildcrafter and educator Day Host-Jablonski. To learn more about hunting local mushrooms: www.meetup.com/Experiential-Community-Healing/ Desire Lines Radio is named for the desire paths we trod through the grass as we find our way. Feature contributor Carrie […]
Madison Parks hosts an annual Earth Day Challenge and this is the first time back since the pandemic. This year, hundreds of volunteers at almost 50 parks around the city helped with trash pickup, raking, mulching, and weeding. Feature story contributor Carrie Ann Welsh went out to talk to the volunteers at James Madison and […]