Guest: Doris Green, author and caver
If you’re looking for a new adventure, try going underground in Wisconsin. Caves, mines and tunnels are plentiful underneath the surface and have stories to tell – particularly in the unglaciated or “Driftless Area” of Southwestern Wisconsin. But there is more to the story of Wisconsin’s underground history, and it’s been uncovered in a myriad of other subterranean features from man-made mines to tunnels, museum cave displays and other points of interest waiting to be explored.
Doris Green has meticulously covered all of Wisconsin and nearby sites in Iowa and Upper Peninsula of Michigan and has documented them in her recently-released second edition of Wisconsin Underground: A Guide to Caves, Mines and Tunnels In and Around the Badger State. She notes that recognition of the growing aging population is acknowledged with the increase in handicapped accessible sites.
On this program, Doris Green describes some of the hidden spaces underneath our feet which our highlighted in her book. She also shares how her interest in caving led her to write a memoir about the mysterious death of her Aunt Elsie.
Doris Green will be speaking at the Sun Prairie Public Library on Monday, May 6, and at the De Forest Public Library on Tuesday, May 21, at 6:30 pm. Those interested in learning more about Wisconsin caves, can go to the Wisconsin Speleological Society’s website: www.wisconsincaves.org.
Guest: Stuart Levitan, author, Madison in the Sixties
It’s widely known that Madison was one of America’s centers of student protest during the 1960s. But the protests of the 1960s weren’t only about the Vietnam War.
On this intriguing program which takes us back to a remarkable period in Madison’s history, Stu Levitan joins “All About Living” producer, Jim Bartlett, to talk about the history of protest at the University of Wisconsin and in Madison – from the struggle over mandatory ROTC in the early 60’s to Dow Day in 1967 and the Battle of Mifflin 50 years ago this spring.
Guests: Jennifer Heinz Rosen, leader/trainer, MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA; Bob Mokos, Survivor Fellow, EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY
Every day 96 Americans are killed with guns. Nearly two-thirds of gun deaths are suicides. The U.S. gun suicide rate is eight times that of other high-income countries. The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times that of other high-income countries.
Firearms are the second leading cause of death for American children and teens and the first leading cause of death for Black children and teens. Women in the U.S. are 16 times more likely to be killed with a gun than women in other high-income countries. Access to a gun in a domestic violence situation makes it five times more likely that a woman will be killed. And the statistics continue…
On this program, the second in a two-part series, Jennifer Heinz Rosen and Bob Mokos talk about the impact of guns on every day life.
They encourage everyone to BE SMART: SECURE all guns in your home and vehicles; MODEL responsible behavior around guns; ASK about the presence of unsecured guns in other homes; RECOGNIZE the risks of teen suicide; TELL your peers to BE SMART.
To learn more, visit BeSMARTforkids.org.
Guests: Bob Mokos, Survivor Fellow, EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY; Jennifer Rosen Heinz, Leader/Trainer, MOMS DEMAND ACTIONS FOR GUN SENSE
“Rights don’t come without responsibility,” says Bob Mokos, a gun owner, retired military, airline pilot, NRA member, and a Survivor Fellow with EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY. Survivor Fellow means that Mokos has personally experienced the loss of a loved one at the hands of a gun. In 1986, his sister, Diane, was shot in the head as she was entering her car in a parking lot. The shooter was never caught. After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, Mokos’ took his personal grief public.
EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities.
On this program, the first in a two-part series, Bob Mokos is joined by Jennifer Rosen Heinz with MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE. They discuss the Second Amendment, the gun lobby, the evolution of the NRA, mass shootings, guns in schools, and common sense steps that can be taken to reduce gun violence and make communities safer.
Guest: David Benjamin, journalist, writer, author, publisher
Sitting down with David Benjamin is like going on a virtual global exploration of runaway thoughts that emerge from the depth and breadth of his life experiences. Benjamin has been writing for decades, and his essays, novels and other literary works offer a lively mix of intriguing reading.
As a writer in a wide range of venues, Benjamin has expanded to self-publishing his Last Kid Books series and is releasing his first three books this Spring. In the first book, Almost Killed by a Train of Thought, the journey of essays takes us from his native Wisconsin to Brooklyn, Paris, Tokyo and beyond with an originality that can be startling, provocative and entertaining.
On this program, David Benjamin, will give us a taste of the unique insights and his lifetime of stories that have ended up on the printed page.
David Benjamin will be appearing at two bookstores in Madison: Mystery to Me, 1863 Monroe St., 7 PM Friday, April 12, and West Towne Barnes & Noble, 2 PM, Saturday, April 13.