Seven years ago, UW Madison grad student Gergens Polynice departed his Port Au Prince home to return to Madison just hours before a 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the Island of Haiti. Polynice’s family survived, but Polynice noticed that traditional relief agencies, like the Red Cross, were focused on immediate disaster aid. No one at the time […]
Nicxson Digacin is from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and he wants to present the music and culture in Haiti, including Caribbean and French music. He has been a program host and DJ in Port-au-Prince since 2007. Here are some samples of his work: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4DKBL6Ol8gDak44aUw2UzlDcU0 http://www.getlinksoundcloud.com/nicxon-digacin/balade-nocturne-6-mars-2009 contact: Nicxon Digacin email@example.com PDG at DIGACOM Vice-president at Réseau des Blogueurs d’Haïti Communication and […]
Local non-profit organization Wisconsin Microfinance provides small start up loans to entrepreneurs in countries like Haiti and the Philippines. 8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing visits with co-directors Meg DiPoto and Tracy Harvey about the impact these loans are having.
On today’s show, Esty Dinur talks with Jake Johnston on the recent arrest and extradition to Miami notorious former paramilitary leader, DEA-most-wanted fugitive, and Haitian senator-elect Guy Philippe. Later, she is joined in the studio by Ruth Conniff, to discuss the confirmation hearings thus far of Trump’s nominees. Jack Johnston is Research Associate and lead blogger for the […]
Host Jonathan Zarov interviews Shana L. Redmond, a presenter at the March 11 & 12, 2016 symposium Race, Property, Debt at the UW Fluno Center. Ms Redmond will present her topic “Hand-Me-Down Haiti: Disaster Aid and the Culture of Debt”.
LA FETE DE MARQUETTE is always a great party, and now everyone can join in! If you can’t camp out in Central Park all weekend, you can still catch some of the music as it’s being broadcast live on WORT Friday evening and Saturday and Sunday afternoons, pre-empting our regular programming this week.