LaShawn M. Wanak is a science fiction/fantasy author living in Madison. She talks to Staying Artful about her writing career, her work at the literary magazine GigaNotoSaurus, and life since the COVID-19 pandemic started. Read LaShawn’s blog at: tbonecafe.wordpress.com/ Read GigaNotoSaurus at: giganotosaurus.org/ Photo courtesy of LaShawn M. Wanak.
Love is in the air! With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, Ali Muldrow spends the hour with Daniel Jones, editor of the New York Times‘ Modern Love column, who shares insights from his years of working with love stories of all kinds. Mentioned stories: “To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This” by Mandy Len […]
Get to know your local singer-songwriters as they share their music and tell you their stories. This month’s featured artists are Heather Forney, Jules Iolyn, and Isabel Coff and hosted by Jourdan Hines Music. Your favorite Parched Eagle Brewpub brewmaster Jim Goronson will have a featured beer for the afternoon. It’ll be a great afternoon […]
Today on the show, Ali kicks off WORT’s fall pledge drive with Jen Rubin, author of We Are Staying, an account of the shuttering of family-owned Radio Clinic and gentrification in Manhattan’s West Side. Jen Rubin is a lifelong storyteller and co-producer of the Moth StorySLAM in Madison. She works at the Wisconsin Historical Society Press […]
Ouisconsin — spelled with an francophone O-U-I instead of a W — is, according to pseudo-historian and artist Philip Heckman, “the land of mumbled apologies.” From now until July 31, if you wander through the Sequoya branch of the Madison Public Library, you will find Heckman’s curious anachronism an actual card catalog, filled with typed […]
In celebration of Black History Month, today’s episode is about creating new Black history. Guest host Harry Hawkins is joined in the studio by local filmmakers and entrepreneurs Johnny and Marie Justice to discuss the challenges and opportunities of being artists and business-owners as people of color.