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Gary Younge

Columnist, The Nation & The Guardian in Chicago, IL

Growing Up Black in Britian vs. America

PRESENTED ON APR 30, 2015
IN MADISON, WI @ VOL 13

A British-born, Chicago-based journalist, Gary Younge has written four books and has made several radio and television documentaries on subjects ranging from the Tea Party to hip-hop culture. After several years of reporting from all over Europe, Africa, the United States, and the Caribbean, he was appointed The Guardian’s New York correspondent. In 2009, he won the James Cameron Award for the “combined moral vision and professional integrity” of his coverage of the Obama campaign.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 14, 2015.

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Public Schools vs. Corporate Education

BY RUTH CONNIFF
@ VOL 13 ON APR 30, 2015

Editor in chief of The Progressive. A native of Madison, Ruth Conniff has been at The Progressive since her days as an intern. She has also written for The Nation and has appeared on CNN, Fox News, PBS, and MSNBC. She was the recipient of an “Editor’s Choice” award from Madison Magazine for her coverage of the Wisconsin Uprising in 2011. Her Progressive magazine feature story on school privatization is a chapter in the book It Happened in Wisconsin (Verso, 2012).

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American History and Present Day

BY RICHARD KREITNER
@ VOL 13 ON APR 30, 2015

Special assistant to the publisher at The Nation, Richard Kreitner edits The Almanac, The Nation’s this-day-in-history blog, and writes the weekly Back Issues feature in the front of the magazine. He has also contributed reviews and essays on the American war in Vietnam, The New Republic’s centennial anthology, and Section 2 of the 14th Amendment. As a teenager, he was once expelled from a summer-study program in Madison after a regrettable misunderstanding about the definition of drug paraphernalia. He holds no grudge against the city.

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Learning to Fail Better

BY ELENI SCHIRMER
@ VOL 13 ON APR 30, 2015

Co-president of the UW-Madison Teaching Assistants’ Association, Eleni Schirmer talks about insights gained from mistakes made in a recent political showdown in the Wisconsin capitol. She shares how the situation sparked tough questions about how to challenge and overcome social inequalities and how social movements impact public education.

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9 Ways to Move America Forward

BY KATRINA VANDEN HEUVEL
@ VOL 13 ON APR 30, 2015

Editor and publisher of The Nation, Katrina vanden Heuvel is a frequent commentator on American and international politics for ABC, MSNBC, CNN, and PBS. She writes a weekly web column for The Washington Post and is the author of The Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in the Age of Obama. She serves on the boards of several organizations, including the Campaign for America’s Future, the Institute for Policy Studies, the Nation Institute, the Roosevelt Institute, and the Four Freedoms Park Conservancy. Here she delivers a presentation about American Progressivism 

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Juliette H. Morgan: A Librarian Civil Rights Hero

BY JONATHAN JEFFREY
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 20, 2015

Jonathan Jeffrey is the Manuscripts and Folklife Archives Coordinator and Department Head for Library Special Collections at Western Kentucky University. Here he shares with us the story of Juliette H. Morgan, a librarian who contributed to the Civil Rights Movement.

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Archives and Civil Rights

BY APRIL MCCAULEY
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 20, 2015

April McCauley works in the Western Kentucky University Archives. She thoughtfully talks about how archives help us engage with the broad history of and ongoing struggle for civil rights.

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Civil Rights @ WKU

BY SUELLYN LATHROP
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 20, 2015

Suellyn Lathrop has been the Western Kentucky University Archivist since 2007. She chronicles the history of civil rights as it has played out at Western Kentucky University.

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British Court System

BY JOHN SMIETANKA
@ VOL 9 ON MAY 19, 2017

In this PK, John Smietanka talks about the British Court System. John is a former federal and county prosecutor currently in a private trial practice. "The Knights Templar built this when they were running big, they were the biggest military and commercial banking force in the world at the time..."

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Growing Up in Shady Acres

BY LUPE HUITRON
@ VOL 10 ON AUG 25, 2017

Guadalupe Huitron shares what is was like growing up in a trailer park community and the strength of her father and mother to provide them all they needed growing up, love. Photo credit: Rob Fraser