Ho-Chunk peoples have lived in this region for an estimated 12,000 years, and the Ho-Chunk Nation currently owns land in 14 counties in Wisconsin, including Dane County. For today’s show, guest host Ron Luskin is joined by Dan Brown, executive manager at Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison and former vice president of the Ho-Chunk Nation, to discuss […]
In 2010, an Enbridge pipeline spilled one million gallons of tar sands oil into the Kalamazoo River, a tributary of Lake Michigan. Dane County wants Enbridge to carry extra insurance in case of a similar disaster with the pipeline here; Enbridge has taken to the courts to remove this requirement. For the first segment of […]
ABOUT THE TALK If the waters could speak, what would they say? In this month’s Yahara Lakes 101 talk, Ho-Chunk tribal member Janice Rice will share the history of the Ho-Chunk homelands and tell stories of the Teejop and Four Lakes Region. From this perspective, Janice will touch upon the lifeways of our waters and […]
In observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, today’s episode features a conversation with Lumbee Tribe members Malinda Maynor Lowery and Ryan Emanuel. Over the course of the hour, they discuss the importance of singing in Lumbee tradition, the effects of climate change and rising seas on the tribe, pipeline construction in North Carolina, the history of […]
So now that it’s officially spring, we’re waiting for the weather to turn, and maybe thinking about all the nice outdoor things we enjoy in Madison in the spring and summer. Sidewalk cafes, bike rides, free outdoor concerts. But in Madison and many other cities, there is a dark side to the outdoors becoming hospitable […]
As pledge drive continues, the Monday Buzz takes a beer-soaked trip back through the ages with William Bostwick, beer critic for the Wall Street Journal and author of The Brewer’s Tale: A History of the World According to Beer. Consider donating as part of the Radio Active for 40 Years Pledge Drive!