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Back in September, I let myself get talked into covering something that was never supposed to happen and that I didn’t really want to do. I’m talking about Shrekfest, which began life as an online gag, but, long story short, turned into a real event, celebrating all things Shrek. I went to the fifth annual […]
The opioid epidemic continues to take its toll on Madison. The Madison Police Department says the number of people dying from heroin overdoses is up more than 80 percent compared to last year. Now, one Madison organization plans to use new grant money to treat more people. The State Department of Health Services grant used […]
High school students take a stand for civil rights while the city and university each take a stand for sexual restraint. Campus Drive and the Humanities Building both open. And a very special performance by Peter, Paul and Mary. Just some of what was going on in Madison, November 1969. Madison, November 1969 November 6—In […]
Tonight, this episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine looks into the field of forensic psychology. No, it’s not the glamorous and ingenious world portrayed by Hollywood programs like Making a Murderer and Criminal Minds. Simplistically, it’s just the intersection of psychology and the justice system, that is, taking the skills of psychology and applying it […]
John Kruse played a very active role in Madison’s music community during the late oughts and early 2000s, playing in bands including Pushmi-Pullyu, Fambly Fun, and Nude Human. On top of that, he ran an ambitious web label called Mine All Mine Records, booked a regular show series at the now-defunct Dragonfly Lounge in downtown […]
Martin Luther King and George McGovern come to town, students send their meal money to the poor in Mississippi, and Paul Soglin gets his political start. Just some of the things going on in Madison fifty three years ago this month. Stu Levitan has the details on this week’s Madison in the Sixties.