Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky), passed away Friday evening, June 3, 2016, after a short hospitalization for a respiratory illness. He had suffered from Parkinson’s disease for many years. As the world mourns “The Greatest of All Time”, staff and volunteers at community radio WORT-FM recall […]
Today Karma Chavez talks with WORT’s very own Norman Stockwell to discuss “Rebel Reporting,” his new book on the collected lectures of the legendary rebel reporter, John Ross. The book outlines the basic responsibilities of a journalist, and provides instructions on how to document injustices and poetically pitch stories to audiences to create change in […]
Today guest host Norm Stockwell talks with Nicolas Lampert, to discuss his new book “A People’s Art History of the United States.” The book spans the conquest of the Americas, the American Revolution, slavery and abolition, feminism, the civil rights movements, anti-nuclear movements, and much more, looking at the role activist art played in social […]
MADISON (WORT) — The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s most notorious prankster Leon Varjian died suddenly this week at his home in New Jersey. We dug deep into the archives and found a rare interview with Varjian from WORT’s A Public Affair first heard in 1988.
51 years ago, the Madison community and the University of Wisconsin campus was shaken by news out of Neshoba County, Mississippi. WORT’s Norm Stockwell prepared this remembrance.
Prolific labor rights activist, singer-songwriter and cartoonist – Joe Hill – is being honored with a nation-wide tour. WORT FM’s own Norm Stockwell remembers Joe Hill 100 years after his execution and reminds us of how relevant his work still is today.