A conversation with Brad Schreiber, whose new book “Music Is Power: Popular Music, Social Justice and the Will to Change,” is an annotated tour through a century of politically conscious music, from union songs to heavy metal, rock to rap.
Madison BookBeat highlights local authors and book events. The show, hosted by Stu Levitan, airs every Monday afternoon from 1-2 pm.
What happened to Letters and Politics?
We know our listeners love Mitch Jeserich's insightful interviews on Letters and Politics from KPFA. We will still air the show on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. You may also find the show online, anytime.
What is the theme music?
The theme music is titled “Little Sherry," off the Nick's Bump album from renowned Madison jazz musician Ben Sidran.
Conversation with P. Carl, author of Becoming A Man: The Story of a Transition. Writing in the Progressive magazine, our friend Bill Lueders calls Becoming A Man “a powerful blend of raw candor and tender vulnerability,” a “celebration of self-discovery” filled with “heartbreaking honesty” and fresh insights into gender, power and injustice. The New Yorker’s Elizabeth […]
The Madison BookBeat conversation with Black, Queer, Poz poet/performer Danez Smith (“Homie”).
The Madison BookBeat conversation with Vietnam veteran Doug Bradley and UW professor emeritus Craig Werner about their book We Gotta Get Out of this Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War” and Doug’s new book Who’ll Stop The Rain: Respect, Remembrance and Reconciliation in post-Vietnam America”
The Madison BookBeat interview with Daphne E. Barbee-Wooten, editor of “Justice For All: Selected Writings of Lloyd A. Barbee,” (Wisconsin Historical Society Press 2019) the late civil rights leader, attorney and Wisconsin State Representative who fought a successful 12-year legal battle to desegregate the Milwaukee Public Schools.
Madison Book Beat host Stu Levitan sits down with Jonathan Kasparek, author of a new biography of the Wisconsin Senator Bill Proxmire, Proxmire: Bulldog of the Senate (Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2019). Jonathan Kasparek is assistant professor at University of Wisconsin- Waukesha. He’s the author of Fighting Son: A Biography of Phillip F. La Follette, […]