Calling all cyclists! On today’s special pledge drive edition, Patty “takes the lane” with Adonia Lugo, author of Bicycle/Race: Transportation, Culture, and Resistance. Over the course of the hour, they have a freewheeling conversation about all things bikes and transportation including urban exploration, mobility justice, how we communicate and interact when we’re traveling, and the changing cultural […]
Local transportation policy in a time of demographic, political and technological change. We’ll talk about: * Changing demographics – an opportunity to invest in a 21st century transportation system. * Harnessing changing technology while retaining core community values. * Being economically competitive while providing equitable access to everyone. * Optimizing our existing infrastructure. * Reducing […]
Funding for transportation projects has been a hot debate in the Governor’s state budget. Susan Schmitz, president of Downtown Madison, Inc. and Jerry Deschane, executive director of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, joined guest host Denise Demarb on A Public Affair to discuss transportation. Last week, Soglin held a press conference on the transportation plan for […]
A web of transport syndicates made up of private bus owners have repeated blocked official attempts to modernize Nepal’s highly inefficient bus network in the pollution-chocked Kathmandu Valley. According to the AFP, critics in Nepal say that these associations have managed to win control over the roads and ensure laws stay favorable to them by […]
In the winter of 1942-1943, Jack Delano, born Jacob Ovcharov, took hundreds of portraits of porters, linemen, engineers, conductors and other workers in the Chicago railyards. Delano was on assignment from the U.S. Office of War Information to document everyday working conditions in the railroads. Using cutting-edge technology for the day — portable 8×10 film cameras — Delano photographed hundreds of Slovenians, Polish, Ukrainians, African-Americans and others working in various aspects of the railroad industry. Now, the Center for Railroad Photography and Art and the Chicago History Museum, has sought to bring those 73-year old images to life, by telling the stories of each worker in Delano’s photos.
Brian Standing spoke with John Gruber, the past president of the Center for Railroad Photography and Art, about his new edited volume “Railroaders: Jack Delano’s Homefront Photography.”
MADISON (WORT) — A century ago, Madisonians got around not by car or bus but by electric trolley. This turn of the century mode of transit help shape Madison’s urban landscape. Hosted by Madison Historian Stu Levitan.