articles tagged "Aaron Perry"

South Madison Promise Zone Initiative

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 | buzz
UrbanLeague

On Tuesday October 23, our host Aaron Perry interviewed Hedi Rudd, of the Urban League. Hedi speaks about the South Madison Promise Zone Initiative, which was inspired by the Harlem Children’s Zone. They are working in collaboration with the Urban League of Greater Madison, community and nonprofit leaders. They have spent time canvassing the community for feedback on the changes that are desired in the zone. They have spoken with the residents and the service providers of the zone. “The zone itself is the area from the Beltline to Wingra, and then from Fish Hatchery to where the Hookah Lounge area is,” Hedi explains. They are trying to get a sense …. more »

Helen and Barbara Shores: The Gentle Giant of Dynamite Hill

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 | buzz
Dynamite Hill

On Tuesday October 23, 2012, our host Aaron Perry interviewed authors Helen Shores Lee and Barbara Shores “The Gentle Giant of Dynamite Hill: The untold story of Shores and his family’s fight for civil rights.” The two sisters speak with Aaron Perry about their father, a civil right’s attorney, whom the book is about. The origins of the book began twenty years ago when Barbara began chronicling the memories from her childhood. Last year, Barbara and Helen decided to combine the social and legal aspects of the story into a book. Shores was a civil rights attorney who handled civil rights cases beginning in the late 1930s and 1940s, much before the civil rights movement …. more »

Professor Nina Jablonski – Living color: The Biological and Social Meaning of Color

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 | buzz
Living Color

On Tuesday October 16, our host Aaron Perry interviewed Nina Jablonski, author of Living Color: The Biological and Social Meaning of Skin Color. Jablonski is a distinguished professor of Anthropology at Penn State. She has been focusing her research on “why human skin comes in the range it does, and what skin means to us.”   Comparing the high movement of people today with the relatively low movement across spaces with our ancestors thousands of years ago, Nina looks at the potential mismatches that “exist between our bodies and the new environments in which we find ourselves. Obvious examples are related to skin color.” Nina presents the example of a person with lighter skin pigmentation who might go …. more »

Dr. Handel Reynolds – The Big Squeeze: A Social and Political History of the Controversial Mammogram

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 | buzz
Dr. Handel Reynolds (http://www.themammogramdilemma.com/)

On Tuesday October 16, our host Aaron Perry interviewed Dr. Handel Reynolds, author of The Big Squeeze: A Social and Political History of the Controversial Mammogram. Dr. Reynolds is a breast radiologist at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. The Big Squeeze, which “traces the forty year journey of… the mammography in the United States,” provides the history and roots of the controversy and clarifies many misconceptions about mammography. Says Dr. Reynolds, the intent of the book is to “inform, educate, and ultimately empower women to make some of these important health choices for themselves.” The origins of the mammography test can be traced back to1973, when the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer …. more »

Tuesday Buzz: October 9th

Tuesday, 9 October 2012 | buzz
Lester Moore

  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:   more »

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