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 […]
Today on the show, Ali hosts a timely conversation about Black and Jewish solidarity and struggle with women at the intersections of both communities: Sabrina Madison, Jenny Pressman, and Shahanna McKinney-Baldon. Over the course of the hour, they offer powerful insights about finding common ground in the quest for justice.
For today’s show, Ali spends the hour with Shelia Stubbs for a wide-ranging conversation about her varied career as a former probation and parole agent, a pastor, a member of the Dane County Board of Supervisors, and now representative of the 77th district in the Wisconsin State Assembly—and what it means to serve the community […]
As we gear up for the new school year, Ali talks all things back-to-school, including what students, parents, and teachers can look forward to this year. Our guests are Mike Hertting, chief of school operations for the Madison Metropolitan School District, and Tremayne Clardy, deputy chief of MMSD’s middle schools.