“The more resistance I get, the more resolve I have that I’m doing the right thing.” That’s Lilada Gee: survivor, healer, and fierce advocate for Black girls and women. Today, she joins Ali on the show to talk about her new podcast, Defending Black Girlhood, and the importance of having Black conversations that center freedom […]
This Monday, January 18th, WORT will feature two special broadcasts honoring the life and work of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In addition to related talk programming throughout the day, please join us in celebration and tribute through the following programming: 41st Annual State of Wisconsin Tribute & Ceremony WORT 89.9FM Madison · 110-MLK-Day-Promo-0118 From […]
For the first part of today’s show, we re-air a broadcast from 2018, when former host Lilada Gee spoke with Patrisse Cullors, a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement and a prison abolition advocate based out of Los Angeles. Her memoir, now essential on antiracism reading lists, is titled When They Call You a […]
Today’s episode is a rebroadcast from September 12, 2018. Lilada speaks with Black Lives Matter organizer DeRay Mckesson about his activism and why he thinks there is still cause for hope. Along the way they talk Serena Williams, police brutality, the school-to-prison pipeline, Colin Kaepernick, and much more. DeRay Mckesson is the author of On the Other Side […]
On today’s show, Lilada celebrates her time with A Public Affair by chatting with some dear friends and reminiscing about favorite episodes and moments from the last two years.
Over the past weekend, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested eighty-three people across Wisconsin. On today’s episode, Lilada Gee takes a close look at the effects of this most recent immigration raid on the local community. She is joined in the studio by Veronica Figueroa from UNIDOS of Wisconsin and Mario Sierra of Centro Hispano, […]