Today’s episode is a rebroadcast from January 16, 2019. Ali is joined in the studio by Danez Smith, a Black, Queer writer and performer from St. Paul. They spend the hour discussing the intersections of poetry and identity, art and activism, and what it means to share and heal through literary expression. Danez also reads […]
In the wake of Pacifica Foundation’s announcement yesterday that it would be laying off staff and cancelling programming at WBAI 99.5 FM New York, we spend today’s episode discussing the future of community radio with Ernesto Aguilar from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. He emphasizes the importance of local news and access to information […]
On today’s episode, Ali talks with Chicago-based journalist Nissa Rhee about her work on immigration reporting, youth justice, and mass incarceration. She is joined in the studio by Carousel Bayrd to emphasize the importance of supporting independent, local media. Nissa Rhee is an independent journalist who lives in Chicago. Her work has appeared in a […]
Today on the show, Ali kicks off WORT’s fall pledge drive with Jen Rubin, author of We Are Staying, an account of the shuttering of family-owned Radio Clinic and gentrification in Manhattan’s West Side. Jen Rubin is a lifelong storyteller and co-producer of the Moth StorySLAM in Madison. She works at the Wisconsin Historical Society Press […]
Pride isn’t just for the summer! For today’s episode, Ali spends the hour with Steve Starkey, executive director of OutReach LGBT Community Center, and Woof’s Madison owner Dino Maniaci to talk about gay history, the evolution of LGBT rights, how the community is growing, and what it means to be an advocate year-round.
With back-to-school season in full swing, we turn our attention to school immunizations for today’s episode. Our guest is Sarah Hughes, immunization coordinator with Public Health Madison & Dane County, who answers a host of listener calls about the vaccination schedule for K–12 students, healthcare access for low-income communities, the public controversy around vaccination, and […]