Host Allen Ruff interviews Thomas Bass, Professor of English and Journalism at the State University of New York, in a caller-filled hour of A Public Affair. Bass discusses his recent article in the Mekong Review, “America’s Amnesia,” which raises several objections to the Burns & Novick PBS documentary on the Vietnam War.
Wednesday host Lilada Gee speaks with former MMSD School Board candidates Ali Muldrow and Wayne Strong to discuss whether the Madison Metro School District adequately advocates for the needs of black students.
Jan interviews the recipients of the 2017 “Community Change Maker Awards” from Community Shares of Wisconsin, awarded to people in the community who “make a difference”. Recipients are Ginna Isunza, UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence, Lorrie Hurckes Dwyer, Dane County TimeBank, and Andrea Kaminski, League of Women Voters of Wisconsin.
While creating 68% of its power from coal, MG&E’s 13 year goal is to get to 30% renewable power by 2030. That’s not good enough, says Sierra Club‘s Devin Martin, explaining that some Iowa power companies are already getting more than 80% of their power from wind, all while capping rates for consumers because, well, […]
WORT 89.9 FM welcomes Ms. Chali Pittman as our newest Talk Producer. Pittman was formerly the station manager of WSUM, UW Madison’s student radio. She also interned for Wisconsin Public Radio, was a WORT DJ and talk producer for the Eight O’Clock Buzz, as well as a contributor to Tone Madison. She graduated from UW […]
Tuesday host Carousel Bayrd discusses the recent upheaval over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with Lindsay Lemmer, President of the National Organization for Women, Madison-Wisconsin Chapter and organizer of the Defend DACA phone bank. Those interested in volunteering for the Defend DACA phone bank may sign up here. Carousel also speaks with […]