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Wednesday, September 12th

Rock County Progressives Present an Educational Forum



The Role of

Independent Media

"why we need it now
more than ever"




  • Norman Stockwell

    Publisher of The Proggresive Magizine

    • The Progressive Magazine
    • Norman Stockwell is publisher of The Progressive magazine, a one-hundred-nine year-old Madison-based progressive bi-monthly. Prior to that, he served for over two decades as WORT's Operations Coordinator. He worked at the station in music and news programming since 1983. In addition to working as a journalist in the U.S., Cuba, Nicaragua & Mexico, Norm has been involved in the collective management of two Madison institutions - Lakeside Press and Mifflin Street Co-op. He is also former Director of the Old Town School of Folk Music-Madison, and served in the 1970's as Facilities Manager for the Northwestern University Archeological Program.
    • Stockwell has been hosting programs of "A Public Affair" since 1989, covering such issues as the murder of the Jesuits in El Salvador, the Gulf War and its aftermath, the pro-democracy movement in Nepal, and the Zapatista uprising in Chiapas, Mexico. His guests have included Noam Chomsky, Holly Near, Johnny Clegg, Sara Diamond, Paco Ignacio Taibo, Le Ly Hayslip, Alexander Cockburn, Fran Peavey, Howard Zinn, Frances Moore Lappé and many more.
    • On Nov. 9, 1991, he co-hosted “Causes and Cures: National Teleconference on the Narcotics Epidemic” - a nationally broadcast teleconference on U.S. drug policy. On February 1, 2016, he co-hosted Pacifica Radio’s national coverage of the Iowa presidential caucuses.


Forum Schedule:

6 PM-6:30 PM cheese & cracker reception (nonalcoholic)
6:30 PM-7:45 PM, Speaker presentation


Forum Location:

*Basics CO-OP Natural Foods
1711 Lodge Dr.
Janesville, WI 53545

*This is an independent event not affiliated with Basics.


For video of past forums see:

"Past Events"


This mural is located in Beloit, near 500 Pleasent St., on the side of the old Ironworks building facing the Rock River.
It is a great tribute to the laborers of the 20th century.

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