Meredith Nnoka‘s poetry works at the intersection of narrative and meticulous research, but it’s also drenched in emotion. Nnoka’s 2016 collection A Hunger Called Music: A Verse History Of Black Music focuses on specific American musical genres that were founded by black artists, starting with Field Holler (a melodic cry attributed to slaves while working, […]
Tone Madison‘s Sarah Witman talks with Cheryl Bensman-Rowe and Paul Rowe, co-directors of the Madison Early Music Festival, which takes place July 9 through 16 on the UW-Madison campus. They discuss Shakespeare’s “death-iversary” (their words, and the theme of this year’s festival), the finer points of Renaissance instruments, and what to expect from the week’s festivities. Subscribe to […]
In 1957, the Russian dog Laika made international news as the first animal to enter earth’s orbit, aboard the Soviet Sputnik 2. Laika didn’t make it back alive, but the passengers sent into space by UW Botany Professor Simon Gilroy certainly have. Gilroy researches the effects of microgravity and low oxygen on plant growth. Most […]
Richard Davis has had a storied career in jazz. Named a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz master in 2014, Davis has performed and recorded with jazz luminaries such as Dizzy Gillespie, Eric Dolphy, Milt Jackson, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, David Murray, Andrew Hill and Sarah Vaughn, but also with rock stars such as Van Morrison […]
(WORT) — Professor Sara Goldrick-Rab speaks with WORT’s Darien Lamen about leaving UW Madison and the future of tenure and the Wisconsin Idea.
(WORT) — The University of Wisconsin Madison announced last week that it will not be issuing new student ID cards that would have made it easier for students to vote. Many student groups and officials are criticizing the university for not prioritizing civic engagement. Darien Lamen reports.