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 […]
Name calling hurts and bullying is painful. Local 10-year-old author Jaia Davis was inspired to write ”I am F.A.T: Based Upon Real Life Events” after experiencing bullying when she was in the 4th grade. Join Jaia as she shares how she coped with bullying and provides tools to help everyone, young and old, deal with […]
Watercolor artist Geri Schrab and archeologist Robert “Ernie” Boszhardt team up to interpret the hidden history and heritage painted in American Indian rock art—the ancient petroglyphs and pictographs—found in the Upper Midwest. With an eye toward preservation, Schrab and Boszhardt take you with them as they research, document, and interpret the petroglyphs and pictographs made […]
The Nice Thing About Strangers is a collection of very short non-fiction stories from Paige Erickson’s years of travel. Stories about precocious children, four minute bus romances, awkward conversations in broken languages, and myriad ordinary encounters on the sides of interstates and streets populate the pages of this book. A Public Affair host Karma Chavez […]
(WORT) — Former State Senator Tim Cullen is out with a new book chronicling his experience during the tumultuous passage of Governor Scott Walker’s Act 10.
How did the United States bring the Taliban back from the dead? How did Americans resurrect the insurgency that persists to this day? What is the truth behind out country’s longest war? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!