Walking the line between fiction and reality, cartoons have the power to convey seemingly complex messages through subtle, and often creative, ways. As a cartoonist, Rodney Lambright Jr. makes use of the surreal imagery to disarm readers with a friendly atmosphere on the surface, but then dives into psychological trauma and the unconscious mind through […]
In this episode, Patty explores the intersection between environmental justice and public health. She is joined in the studio by Monica Vohmann, a practicing family medicine physician and member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, and Jimmy Para, staff attorney at Midwest Environmental Advocates. They discuss the importance of storytelling in helping people to see and […]
Jen Rubin grew up in her father’s electronics store on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. In 1977, the largest blackout in U.S. history plunged all of New York City into darkness. Looters ran rampant, smashing Leon Rubin’s window and stealing most of his merchandise. The next day, Leon put up a sign, reading “We Are Staying.” […]
It was June 28th, 1969, in the early morning hours when police began a surprise raid on the Stonewall Inn in New York. But the arrests didn’t go as planned when people started to fight back, which sparked the movement for LGBT rights in America known as the Stonewall Riots. Now in June, almost 50 […]
The country woke up to a rude awakening Monday morning after Sunday’s spring forward into Daylight Saving Time. In this week’s edition of “To Be Honest,” hosts Sarah Hopefl and Eli Radtke sit down and unwind the mysteries and reasons for the time-shift.
David Chrisinger tries to help returning war veterans reintegrate into civilian society. His primary tool is storytelling, which he uses in his courses at UW Stevens Point, the nonprofit Team Red, White and Blue and seminars writing for the War Horse. He’s currently working on curricula for veterans for the entire University of Wisconsin System. […]