It’s a New Year here at WORT, and this week on “What’s the Word” Adam Schuster takes us through the history of resolutions, paying special attention to why they so often fail and what new meaning they might carry after 2020. Image by Aamir Daniyal from Pixabay
Long, long ago, in 2019, artist Jenny Odell published the book How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy, “a field guide to doing nothing as an act of political resistance” and an argument for reclaiming the most valuable thing we have: our attention. It became a New York Times bestseller and even landed on […]
For today’s New Year’s Eve show, Allen looks back on 2020 and lessons from the pandemic with Marc Rosenthal, a practicing nurse and activist in social justice, environmental, and anti-fascist movements who has been working as a volunteer street medic in Madison.
For many of us, it’s been a long and tough year. Today on the show, Wednesday host Ali Muldrow and two of her friends, Carousel Bayrd and Elizabeth Creech, give 2020 a proper send-off—reflecting on the wins and losses, the lessons learned, what we want to leave behind (and never see again!), and what we […]
Today’s episode is a rebroadcast from December 18, 2018. Pop open the bubbly—it’s time to celebrate the achievements of our community! For her annual Happy Show, Carousel catches up with local leaders and organizations about all the good work they’ve been doing this year. First, we hear from Aaron Bird Bear (assistant dean of student diversity programs) […]
What are you looking forward to in 2017? What are you happy to say goodbye to moving into the new year? On this last A Public Affair of the year, we’re saying goodbye to 2016, and looking forward to 2017. Today’s open line with Esty Dinur features the issues that matter to you.