What's on This Week

04.19.2015
shame statue
Social media has brought us all closer together.  Sometimes that's a good thing.  But when it comes to online shaming, it's a bad thing.  People get humiliated on Twitter, savaged...
04.19.2015
Do you love books? I’m not just talking about reading. I’m talking about the physical book – the book as an object.  Maybe that’s why we line them on shelves like totems… why we...

On Our Minds

Henri
Inside The World of Henri, Le Chat Noir Henri is in a world-weary mood. He stares bleakly into the camera before muttering (in French) something depressed and existential...
There are many ways to react to the tragedies of the past. Politically. Historically. And even… musically.  Diamanda Galas on her double CD "Defixiones: Will and Testament."...
April 24th marks the 100th anniversary of what many scholars have called the first modern genocide. More than 1 and a half million Armenians died at the hands of the Turks...
the word sex on iron
Robin Rinaldi was mid-life, mid-career and mid-married when she launcher her wild oats project -- a year spent exploring sex.
Celebrated novelist T.C. Boyle talks about his latest book, "The Harder They Come." Inspired by true events, it's an examination of violence in America as told through the...

The Chicken Pox Party: One Neighborhood’s Vaccine Civil War

 

 

Charles Monroe-Kane was reading a local paper when something caught his eye. Marquette Elementary School, the school one of his children attends, has a 13.8% non-vaccination rate. That rate is the highest for any public school in Madison, and is nearly three times higher than Wisconsin’s state average.

So why is the non-vaccination rate so high? He set out to talk to his neighbors and find out their positions in the contemporary "vaccine wars."