Sunday, April 6, 2008

April 6th Installment of Forward Forum

by: Harry Waisbren

This week's show will certainly be quite informative, as we take a look at the lending/mortgage crisis and a critique of failed economic policies, followed by an exclusive interview with a Madison-raised author about the disturbingly pervasive presence of slavery in today's world.

In our 7 pm hour, Jose Garcia, co-author of "Up to Our Eyeballs, How Shady Lenders and Failed Economic Policies Are Drowning American in Debt" (with special guest/guest co-host, local financial expert Niel Moser).

In our 8 pm hour, E. Benjamin Skinner, Native Madisonian and author of the landmark book based on his four continent investigative reporting--"A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery." Ben will be speaking in Madison on at the membership meeting of the United Nations Association-USA Dane County chapter, this Tuesday, April 8th, beginning at 6:45 pm, in the auditorium of Meriter Commons, 333 W. Main St. Free and open to the public; parking free.

We will also be previewing two important community events:

In our 7 pm hour, Cory Schultz will join us to discuss Out and About Month Events on the UW-Madison campus. Cory is the Communications Specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's LGBT Campus Center. For details, go to

In our 8 pm hour, Bruce Moffatt, Exec. Director of the Wisconsin Community Fund joins us to preview WCF's 25th anniversary celebration, this Thursday, April 10th, from 5 to 7:30 pm at the Edgewater Hotel. Join WCF and its supporters for great company, drinks and hors d'oeuvres with people from all over the state working on cutting edge issues of social change. Featuring a 6 pm ceremony recognizing the social justice foundation's founding donors. See for more details.

I am quite disappointed to say that I will be unable to take part in a show with such a knowledgable array of guests, but I am quite excited about the meeting I must attend instead. I have recently become Moveon's campus coordinator for UW, and we will be discussing the Iraq Recession camaign that is just about to begin. Much more on this soon!

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