The Olympics are underway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Twenty-five athletes with ties to Wisconsin will be competing. Despite its small size, Wisconsin nurtures a lot of Olympic-caliber athletes. Why is that? Sports reporter Jessie Garcia explores that in her latest book, “Going for Wisconsin Gold” from Wisconsin Historical Society Press. Jessie Garcia is Madison […]
On today’s A Public Affair, Patty Peltekos discusses Wisconsin voting issues with Andrea Kaminski, executive director of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, and Erin Grunze, education director of the organization. Wisconsin’s partisan primary election is next Tuesday, August 9th. Dane County voters will select the candidates for U.S. senator, U.S. representative, state representative, and at the county level, […]
Tone Madison contributor Michael Penn II joins editor Scott Gordon for a discussion about “The Circus,” Penn’s ongoing essay series about racism and violence in Madison. Subscribe to the Tone Madison/WORT-FM podcast on iTunes.
Tone Madison‘s Scott Gordon talks with Madison native, musician, and journalist Dan Kaufman about growing up in Madison in the 1980s and getting exposed to that era’s great Midwestern underground—especially Appliances-SFB, whose singer, Tom Laskin, died on June 15. Subscribe to the Tone Madison/WORT-FM podcast on iTunes.
Tone Madison‘s Scott Gordon and LakeFrontRow editor David Klein discuss the conflicting roles that state and local pride play in the local arts and culture conversation. A panel at this year’s Wisconsin Film Festival prompted Klein to write that “State connections are the start of the Wisconsin film conversation, not the subject.” To put it another way: […]