(WORT) — This week 132 years ago, a deafening crash was heard in downtown Madison. Horrified onlookers rushed to the Wisconsin State Capitol where a great cloud of dust hovered over the new south wing.
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!
As Wisconsinites, we can pretty easily observe the ways in which polka and its various cultural trappings (read: beer, dancing, more beer) have shaped public life. Folklorist, musician, and author Rick March’s new book, Polka Heartland: Why the Midwest Loves to Polka, seeks to document this influence and chart its trajectory from European parlor fad […]
Poet, author, and editor Oscar Mireles has been a cultural mainstay of the Madison area for years, focusing his time on education, the arts, and community.
All kinds of labor issues popping up lately — Right to Work (for less), massive city and county union re-organization drives, and the intersection of low-wage worker strikes and the Black Lives Matter movement. Barry Eidlin joins the Buzz to put all this into context.
Ann Bausum is an author who writes books for young people that help them discover the drama and significance of stories from history that may barely be presented in their textbooks. Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!