It’s a celebration of books! Patty is joined in the studio by Joanne Berg and Jayne Rowsam of independent bookstore Mystery to Me for their annual chat about the year in books. They discuss surviving the Monroe Street construction as a small business, the bookstore’s involvement in the Wisconsin Book Festival, and their support of […]
“Go big or get out!” That was the advice of Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz to farmers in the 1970s. For today’s episode, Patty is joined in the studio by law professor Peter Carstensen and Wisconsin Farmers Union member Oren Jakobson to discuss the role of monopolies and anti-trust law in family farming and the […]
For today’s episode, we take a look at the impacts of climate change on marine life—and the human lives that depend on the ocean. Our guest is journalist Maurice Tamman, feature contributor to the Reuters series Ocean Shock: The Climate Crisis Beneath the Waves.
Today’s episode is a rebroadcast from December 25, 2017. To celebrate food festivities and the holiday season, Monday host Patty Peltekos speaks with food writer Michael Ruhlman. He’s the author of Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America, which explores the miraculous nature of the modern grocery store.
“What ails philanthropy at its core is colonialism. Almost without exception, funders reinforce the colonial division of Us vs. Them, Haves vs. Have Nots, and mostly white saviors and white experts vs. poor, needy, urban, disadvantaged, marginalized, at-risk people,” writes Edgar Villanueva. For today’s episode, we hear from Edgar about his book Decolonizing Wealth, wherein he argues […]
On November 11, 1918 at 11:00am, the Allied powers signed a ceasefire agreement with Germany, bringing World War I to a close. November 11 is now observed as Armistice Day in Europe, Remembrance Day in Great Britain, and Veterans Day in the U.S. For today’s episode, we focus on veterans, art, and healing spaces. Our […]