Saturday, March 14, 2009
Potpourri Edition: Harry Waisbren Returns, WYOU and Cable Access TV, Premiere of groundbreaking Broom St. play "the birds that are my hands"
On the March 8, 2009 edition of Forward Forum:
Listen to Archived Version of Show Here
Former co-host Harry Waisbren (host of WYOU-TV's MadProgress TV and MadProgress.com blogger) joins us to discuss recent developments in efforts to build bridges between campus and community organizers. Just back from the "I Am Progress" conference in Washington, DC, Harry delivers some hopeful messages about the future of progressive organizing, including new collaborative efforts being spearheaded locally by WisPirg (The Wisconsin Publie Interest Research Group). (Harry is pictured above with his predecessor in leading UW efforts connected with Campus Progress, Mitra Jalali.)
Barbara Bolan, of WYOU-TV Cable Access in Madison, updates us on the station's new live stream and its recent highly-successful on-air fundraising drive.
Then local playwright/director/activist Sol Thea Kelley-Jones joins us for a preview of her play, "the birds that are your hands: how to start a fire under siege," which begins a six week run at Broom St. Theater on Friday, March 13th.