Was dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki really necessary to prevent Japanese invasion as claimed by politicians? Martin Sherwin, Professor of History at George Mason University and author of a number of books including “World Destroyed: Hiroshima and Its Legacies”, says “No”, and the Japanese were already discussing terms of surrender prior to the […]
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On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the dropping of nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Jan talks with Kevin Kamps from Beyond Nuclear about some of the effects of the nuclear industry on racial inequality — from deaths from mining uranium in Africa to bombing the Japanese to storage of radioactive waste in […]
Damita Brown talks with.. Tisha Butler from Urban Triage and Nadya Mariam from Wheels for Winners about getting kids out on bikes in the pandemic and the Slow Ride; Tim Cordon, Social Justice Coordinator from First Unitarian Society and Building Unity talking about their social justice programs and the Building Unity Bus Tour; Brandi Grayson from […]
Today on the show, we wrap up our last round of interviews with candidates running to represent Wisconsin’s 76th Assembly District, which covers Madison’s isthmus and near east side (see the full map here). First, we talk to Democratic candidate Dewey Bredeson. Then, we meet Patrick Hull, the only Republican in the race. Wisconsin is holding […]
Today’s caravan protest placed an emphasis on health, both mental and physical, during the COVID-19 pandemic and as a nationwide debate over racial justice unfolds. Protesters taped signs decrying the state’s response to COVID-19 and the use of police in public schools on their cars. Madison West High School teacher Shawn Matson says that the […]
For her monthly series about the climate crisis in Wisconsin, Helena White interviews UW Milwaukee student Lauren Cross about her experiences with environmental racism and her work to address the climate crisis.