Today’s episode is a two-part show highlighting local politics and global affairs. On the first segment, guest host Chali Pittman speaks with the two mayoral candidates who received the most votes in yesterday’s primary election and will be advancing to the general election on April 3. First, she is joined in the studio by Satya Rhodes-Conway to discuss her vision for the city’s future. Then, Mayor Paul Soglin speaks about his time in office and his bid for another term.
For the second half of the show, Chali speaks with Gabrielle Hecht about her research on nuclear waste in Africa and what it can tell us about the future of the planet. Dr. Hecht shares insights from her recent article, “Air in the Time of Oil,” and explains the concept of residual governance: governance of residues, governance as afterthought, and governance that makes people and places residual.
Gabrielle Hecht will be giving a public talk this evening (Wednesday, February 20) at 7:30 PM in the H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building (330 N. Orchard St., Madison). The talk is part of the Humanities Without Boundaries series and is entitled, “Residual Governance, or How African Anthropocenes Foretell Planetary Futures.” More information available here.
Editor’s note: Mayor Soglin is seeking his ninth term in office. The host announced that it would be his tenth.