The Backyard Mosaic Women’s Project serves to help bridge the transition from jail to freedom by allowing art to heal and grow women after release. Jan Miyasaki talks with Julia Weaver and Cara Erikson about the group’s activities and an upcoming fundraiser on Saturday, 7:00 at Lakeside Coffee House.
Jan Miyasaki interviews Bobbie Malone about her latest book, “Lois Lenski — Storycatcher”. Lenski, Newberry Award winning author known for her illustrated children’s books about U.S. culture, was one of the first to portray life as it really was — with not everyone happy. But children loved the stories and illustrations which spanned 5 decades […]
We think of Tom Hayden as an anti-Vietnam war protester and organizer, but he also drafted legislation to address World War II compensation for those used in forced labor in Japan, and also for Korean women used as “comfort women”, or sex slaves, in Japanese Military Brothels during the war. Toyoki Sato, lecturer at the […]
REAP Food Group’s efforts to support Farm-to-school and Farm-to-Business programs are supported, in part, by the Pie Palooza, a fundraiser a.k.a. food fest, a.k.a. pie buffet to showcase local growers and raise money for the program. It will be held on October 30 at the Goodman Community Center from 9:30-1:30 with tickets available on-line.
Corporate-sponsored laws favor pipeline companies — so says Scott Edwards, Co-director of the Food & Water Justice Team at Food & Water Watch. In his interview with Jan Miyasaki, he outlines the false stories of so-called “rioting” by the water protectors at the Dakota Access Pipeline, and how legal challenges are made difficult by laws […]
Jan interviews Denise Jess, CEO/Executive Director of the WI Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired about that group’s efforts to pass legislation to allow visually impaired to lead full and productive lives. They discuss the spectrum of vision loss, and talk about an upcoming symposium on the latest research and treatment of macular degeneration […]