WORT is saddened to learn of the passing of longtime KIOSK commentator Anatole Beck. Beck passed away yesterday morning according to a short obituary online in today’s Wisconsin State Journal.
“MADISON – Anatole Beck, age 84, beloved father, husband, grandfather, brother and uncle, went unwillingly to explore infinity in the early morning of Dec. 21, 2014.
The Family will observe Shiva at the family home, 4818 Marathon Dr., Madison, WI 53705 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 pm on Monday Dec. 22, 2014, and Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2013.
A full obituary is also available here. Please share your memories at www.CressFuneralService.com.”
Anatole Beck was a well known figure in Madison’s progressive community and for many years recorded weekly political and social commentaries for WORT’s “Insurgent Radio Kiosk” – Many of those can be found archived here: http://abeckcomment.blogspot.com/.
For many years Anatole Beck would spend part of his time in residence at the London School of Economics, but even there, he was able to use computer technology to record his commentaries for the Kiosk from, as he would say “across the pond”. His voice will be missed in Madison and beyond.