Paul Roland interviews Norman Stockwell of WORT radio in Madison, Wisconsin on the state of community radio in the US. With call-ins. With the financial meltdown; deregulation of the airwaves; competition from the internet, MP3 players and social media; aging listenerships and other factors, community radio is facing many difficulties and threats. AS a long-time community radio "activist," Stockwell has a valuable perspective on the challenges and opportunities facing community radio. He has been involved with WORT for 30 years and currently serves as Operations Coordinator as part of their staff management collective. He is also staff representative on the station Board of Directors. He has hosted programs of "A Public Affair" since 1989.
Join Peter Cervantes-Gautschi, Executive Director of Enlace and I for an informative conversation regarding Enlace campaign on private prison divestment. Enlace is a strategic alliance of low-wage worker centers, unions, and community organizations in Mexico and in the U.S. We partner with our member organizations in international campaigns to motivate abusive multi-sector transnational corporations to treat workers and communities with dignity and respect. Enlace uses an integrated approach to organizing, creating unique campaign strategies while developing systems strengthening organizations internally. Our strategies often cross industrial and sector lines for reasons relating to both workforce development and campaign strategy.
This is a recording of the meeting from the point when members moved outside to its conclusion. Wind noise and distance of some speakers from recorder affect quality. The written transcript, along with Board comments will be posted by KBOO. The written transcript has six time cues. Both the audio file and the written transcript begin at time zero for easy cross referencing.
Denise Morris talks with Yasmin Nair about NBA player Jason Collins coming out. They use the situation as an opportunity to relfect on what it means to come out and the particular expectations built into this process, about who can come out about what.
In this month's PopWatch segment, Kushlani takes on racism in a recent Chevy ad and discusses the latest news about Lela Lee's Angry Little Girls comic strip and Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin.