articles tagged "Karma Chavez"

Proposition 8 and DOMA

Monday, 8 July 2013 | buzz
Karma Chavez

Karma Chavez, professor of Communications at U.W.-Madison, joined the Monday Buzz to discuss her views on the Supreme Court of the United States’ (SCOTUS) rulings on Proposition 8 in the Hollingsworth v. Perry case, and DOMA in the United States v. Windsor case. more »

What Soliders Do: Sex and the American GI in WWII France

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 | A Public Affair
(Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt/Pix Inc./Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Traditionally, Americans have been presented with the picture of American GIs swooping in on D-Day to rescue the French, including the forever-grateful French women. Mary Louise Roberts, a U.W. Madison French history professor, re-researches the typical portrayals of French-U.S. relations and more critically examines this idealistic picture of the “French kiss”. more »

Sister: An African American Life in Search of Justice

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 | A Public Affair
Cover of Sister: An African American Life in Search of Justice

On Wednesday, June 12th host Karma Chavez talked with Jody LePage co-author of “Sister: An African American Life in Search of Justice”. Jody LePage discussed how she built her relationship with Sylvia Bell White through the Farmer’s Market in Madison, and how that friendship blossomed into the coauthored novel of Sylvia’s story. Audio testimony of Sylvia Bell White revealed some parts of this story, including how her brother was killed in a racially-motivated murder. more »

1-Year Anniversary of the Palmero’s Worker Strike

Wednesday, 5 June 2013 | A Public Affair
Christine Neumann-Ortiz

On Wednesday, June 5th, host Karma Chavez talked with Christine Neumann-Ortiz of Voces de la Frontera about labor, immigration issues, and the 1-year anniversary of the Palermo’s worker strike. more »

Race, Capitalism, and Arts in the U.S.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | A Public Affair
The cover of Bellamy's new book Swear.

On Wednesday May 22nd, host Karma Chavez interviewed Hakim Bellamy, who is the Poet Laureate of Albuquerque, NM, about his new book, Swear. They discussed issues of race, capitalism, and arts in the U.S. more »

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