On Tuesday October 16, our host Aaron Perry interviewed Nina Jablonski, author of Living Color: The Biological and Social Meaning of Skin Color. Jablonski is a distinguished professor of Anthropology at Penn State. She has been focusing her research on “why human skin comes in the range it does, and what skin means to us.” […]
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On Tuesday October 16, our host Aaron Perry interviewed Dr. Handel Reynolds, author of The Big Squeeze: A Social and Political History of the Controversial Mammogram. Dr. Reynolds is a breast radiologist at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. The Big Squeeze, which “traces the forty year journey of… the mammography in the United States,” provides […]
On Monday October 15th, host John Quinlan held a fascinating conversation with guest Brad Lichtenstein, director/producer of “As Goes Janesville.” They were joined by Dane County supervisor Jenni Dye, a veteran of the WI Capitol Uprising, and a native of Janesville. According to the film’s website, “Janesville, Wisconsin is not unlike a lot of Midwestern […]
On Monday October 15, our host Linda Jameson spoke with Matt Southworth, a legislative program associate for foreign policy with the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL): A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest. First serving in the US army at the age of nineteen, Matt was deployed to Iraq in 2004 as an […]
ELEVEN BY FIFTEEN for a Safer, Healthier Wisconsin: A statewide, interfaith coalition is campaigning to reduce Wisconsin’s prison population by half by 2015. On this WORT On-air Pledge Drive program, find out why, and how! Fawn, Jerome, and Karmen will also take your phone calls about the subject if you’d like to make them.
There’s something brewing in Reedsburg. From this Friday evening, October 12th, through Sunday, October 21st, the Wormfarm Institute brings Wisconsin the Fermentation Fest, a celebration of all things bubbly, burbly, cultured, or fermented. There are classes in making your own pickles or cheese, there are roadside stands vending local produce, there is a bluegrass […]