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Program Spotlight: Insights with Dick Goldberg

First Unitarian Society member Dick Goldberg is a longtime broadcaster who worked for Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television for over a decade. He currently hosts and produces Insights with Dick Goldberg, a bi-weekly, half-hour podcast with a focus on “business, self-improvement, and society.” Insights with Dick Goldberg airs on WMUU every Thursday at 2:30 pm. You can also listen on iTunes and on Dick’s website.  

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Winter Festival of Poetry – Fir Will Fly

The Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets hosts the fifth reading of the 2017 Winter Festival of Poetry, February 19th, 2017. The theme this week is “Fir Will Fly.” Poets include Richard Roe, Nesha Ruther, Andrea Potos, Jo Simons, Sharon Daly, and Beth Ann Workmaster.

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Re-broadcasting Exiles Return

Happy Monday, listeners To save staff time, we will be rebroadcasting episodes of Exiles Return, beginning with episodes aired last August. We hope to bring you new episodes as time allows. To hear all episodes of Exiles Return, visit the series on Public Radio Exchange. Thanks for listening, WMUU

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“On Hearing and Being Heard” by Eric Severson, Ministerial Intern

Deborah Tannen writes, “We all want, above all, to be heard–but not merely to be heard. We want to be understood–heard for what we think we are saying, for what we know we meant.” Join us as we honor our connections, communication, and our first three principles: inherent worth, compassion, and acceptance of one another. This sermon was given at the First Unitarian Society of Madison on February 18th and 19th, 2017.

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On Backstory this Week: Utopias

From the Backstory website: In his recent book “Utopia for Realists,” Rutger Bregman advocates a 15-hour workweek, universal basic income, and open borders.  Sounds like paradise to us! From the Oneida Community’s dream of open or “complex marriage” to the rise and spectacular fall of Pullman’s model company town, the Guys look at why the idea of “utopianism” has such strong appeal to Americans. You can listen to the audio on the backstory website.  

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WMUU is a year and a half old!

Hello listeners, February 19th, 2017 is WMUU’s year and a half birthday. Eighteen months ago, the day our construction permit from the FCC ended, we aired several hours of sermons from the First Unitarian Society before unveiling our first full day of programming the following day, on National Radio Day. Fast forward eighteen months and we are now a Pacifica Radio-affiliate station airing 24 hours of local, national, and international content. We have several dedicated volunteers from the Madison community contributing content, locally-produced music shows, and a growing presence at the First Unitarian Society. Thank you for your support, WMUU

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How Does Public History Reach Its Public?

UW-Madison history professor Tom Broman and writer and radio producer Erika Janik discuss Wisconsin 101, a project devoted to the exploration and preservation of objects significant to Wisconsin history. This presentation was hosted by the Madison Literary Society and recorded at the First Unitarian Society on Februay 13th, 2017. Wisconsin Life audio re-used by permission from Erika Janik.

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Winter Festival of Poetry 2017 – Sacred Oak

The Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets hosts the fourth reading of the 2017 Winter Festival of Poetry, February 12th, 2017. The theme this week is “Sacred Oak.” Poets include Margaret Benbow, Dave Benson, Rosemary Zurlo-Cuva, Mark Lilleht, Araceli Esparza, and Irish poet Kinbria. Kinbria was joining us via a video over Facebook, and having a poet from another country share their work was a Winter Festival of Poetry first.

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Exiles Return from February 11th

Hello listeners, The February 11th edition of Exiles Return is now available on Public Radio Exchange (PRX) here.   

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