Tod Ohnstad, a freshmen state representative in the 65th assembly district representing the Kenosha area, came by the studio on February 7, 2013. Among his many duties he has been placed on the mining committee. Tony and Tod speak about the recent legislation that has been put on the fast track allowing an open pit […]
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On Wednesday February 6th, Tim Hansel hosted a show about WISDOM, an umbrella group which includes nine fully-formed congregation-based community organizations. WISDOM has created the 11X15 Campaign to decrease the number of incarcerated people in Wisconsin and promote alternatives to incarceration. Tim spoke with David Liners, Executive Director of WISDOM, Jerome Dillard, a member of the Dane County chapter of the organization, and Reverend Jerry Hancock from the Prison Ministry Project.
Chana Wilson’s, Riding Fury Home: A Memoir, is book about the challenging relationship Chana had with her mother who was severely mentally ill. At age seven her mother put a gun to her head and pulled the trigger. The gun jammed and her mother lived, however her mother was sent away to a mental hospital. […]
Barbara Nichols, President of the United Nations Associations of the United States of America, the Dane County Chapter, came by the studio on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. Along side her was Todd Cummers, the Immediate Past President of the organization. The local chapters “provide local information regarding the United Nations goals that relate to social justice, humanitarian efforts and peace keeping,” said Nichols.
On Tuesday February 5th, Anjuli Brekke brought WORT listeners stories of people trying to find solutions to the difficult problems the Democratic Republic of Congo faces. On Tuesday January 22nd she spent the hour discussing the crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo with Maurice Carney, Executive Director of the Friends of the Congo. During the program they discussed the complicated history of the DRC and how this troubled past has impacted the current conflict. On this edition of A Public Affair, Anjuli followed up on that program with an exploration into possible solutions to the conflict. she spoke with JD Stier from the Enough Project.
What is life like for a UW medical student? Well despite both being a little under the weather, Olga Yashira Diaz and Surbhi Singhal spoke today about their first year as medical students. It’s a challenging process, due to it’s uncertainty, Olga said when talking about getting into school, but she found along the way […]