You’ve probably been hearing a lot in local media this week about a new report on equity in music and the arts. It comes from the City of Madison’s Task Force on Equity in Music and Entertainment, a body that was formed in 2017 after years of pushing from hip-hop artists and their advocates in […]
For today’s episode, Allen chats with author and historian Stu Levitan about his new book Madison in the Sixties. They discuss how the political climate and resistance movements of the ’60s can have valuable lessons for our time as well, including the effects of urban renewal, race relations, the role of protesting and civil disobedience, and […]
Why is American jazz great, Ben Webster, buried in Copenhagen? That’s the question our next guest asked herself after stumbling across the legendary saxophonist’s tombstone while visiting Denmark. It turns out that hundreds of African Americans traveled to the tiny Scandinavian nation and found what many of them described as a sort of European utopia […]
Recorded in February 2017 at the Central Library, the Access Denied panel discussion tackled issues of equity and accessibility in Madison’s nightlife. While much has changed in Madison’s venue landscape since then, the struggle to make nightlife spaces open and welcoming to all people continues. We bring you the audio from the discussion again this […]
From May 16 through May 18, the Yatra Gallery in one of the old Milwaukee Road train cars at Madison’s converted train station at 646 West Washington Avenue, will host the art exhibit, “Home is Where the Racism Is.” The show features photos, interviews, historical documents and personal narratives from a wide variety of African-American, […]
Lilada Gee talks about self-care and Black healing with Satya X, founder and organizer of the Women Of Color Healing Retreats in Costa Rica. The wellness retreat is designed to connect Black Americans to nature and themselves, and is a space to unwind and disconnect from the psychological trauma of systemic racism.