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In this special pledge drive edition on Thursday October 11, Tony Castaneda spoke with Norman Stockwell, who will be speaking at and taking part in the Economic Democracy Conference, taking place in Madison this Oct 11 – 14. This is “the first ever conference of its kind” explains Stockwell, “Madison is really…a very appropriate place to have this [conference] because Dane County… has the highest concentration of co-ops and collectives in the country. So we really have been a laboratory for economic democracy right here in Madison… probably for about 150 years.” With the growing disillusionment of the economic structures we are faced with today, the vast array of organizational structures and collectives that are ….read article »
On Wednesday October 10, Jan Miyasaki interviewed brothers Dr. Kamiar Alaei, MD, MPH, MS and Dr. Arash Alaei, MD. Dr. Kamiar Alaei will be speaking tonight at the Pyle Center. Dr. Kamiar Alaei, who is an expert on HIV/AIDS and international and human rights, and his brother Dr. Arash Alaei founded the first triangular clinic for drug users HIV patients and STD cases in Iran. Their work, which has been extended into neighboring Afghanistan and Tajikistan, has been acknowledged by the World Health Organization as the “best practice model” in the region. The triangular clinic was designed as a community-based model, with which they integrated prevention care and social support. Rather than approaching policy makers, they decided to address ….read article »
On Wednesday Oct 10, Jan Miyasaki spoke with Tom Gaulrapp regarding the outsourcing of jobs to China at the Bain Capital owned Sensata Technologies Plant in Freeport, Illinois. Protesting at Bainport, a tent city that has been set up across the Sensata Plant, Tom Gaulrapp, who has worked at the plant for more than thirty-three years, is one of many workers who is about to lose their job.170 jobs are planned to be sent to China, along with American workers training their replacements and sending factory equipment to China. The plant produces high technology automotive parts. It produces transmission sensors, parts extremely vital for the car, for a large majority of the manufacturers in the world. Now, ….read article »
In this special Pledge Drive edition, host Aaron Perry spoke with Kathleen Starks about the challenges parents face in raising mixed race children. Aaron also spoke to Lester More of the Madison Police Department about community safety initiatives. Listen to today’s program:read article »
Janesville, Wisconsin, has entered the national spotlight. It’s home to Congressman Paul Ryan, now Republican nominee for Vice President, but also to a shuttered automobile assembly plant and a wrecked economy. A new film called As Goes Janesville tells the story of those in Janesville struggling to retool after the closing of the GM auto plant. Liz DiNovella sat down with Brad Lichtenstein, Producer and Director of As Goes Janesville. AsGoesJanesville by wort-fm You can watch the movie trailer here. The film airs on TV nationwide on Monday, October 8th. PBS has a nice site up about it. Catch it on Wisconsin Public Television at 9pm. It ….read article »
On Friday, August 3 our host Jonathan Zarov interviewed George Zenns, reporter from Sustainable Times, as well as the Editor of the Grain & Grape. They discuss Grain & Grape, a magazine dedicated to Spirits, Wine, and other alcoholic beverages. Grain and Grape will be distributed in local brewerys or any place that has a fine selection of spirits. Listen to the interview, click:read article »
On Thursday, August 2 our host Tony Castaneda interviewed Christine Neumann-Ortiz, the Founding Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera. Voces de la Frontera is Wisconsin’s leading immigrant rights group. Christine and Tony discuss how Voces de la Fontera has filed a lawsuit, claiming Republicans developed redistricting maps in secret, to strengthen their majorities, deliberately shutting out the public and the Democrats. For more information on Voces de la Frontera, visit their website: http://www.vdlf.org/read article »
Thursday, August 2 our host Tony Castaneda interviewed Mike Quieto, a candidate running for Dane County Clerk. Last week WORT interviewed one of his competitors, Scott McDonell. For more information on Mike Quieto, visit his website: http://mike4daneclerk.com/read article »
Wednesday, August 1 our host Jan Miyasaki, interviewed Lois Beckett a reporter from ProPublica, a non-profit organization that produces news based on the public’s interest. Lois and Jan discuss how campaign runners target voters based on their internet habits. For more information on Lois Beckett and the articles she wrote, visit this website: http://www.propublica.org/site/author/lois_beckettread article »
Wednesday, August 1 our host Jan Miyasaki interviewed Pam Kleiss, the Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility. Jan and Pam discuss the Lantern for Peace event that is occurring on August 4th, as well as the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. For more information on the Lanterns for Peace event, visit this website: http://www.peaceactionwi.org/index.phpread article »