Author: Sofi Lalonde
Thanks for tuning into On Wisconsin on WSUM 91.7FM Madison student radio this morning for a recap of last night’s Oscars and a conversation with Lexi Mason, Editor of the Black Voice. If you missed the show, don’t worry. I’m here to cover what we talked about and point you to some extra resources if you’re curious.
Today we were joined by three wonderful guests, Quintin Kuo from WUD Film, Rick Grant from the Madison Indie Filmmakers Meetup, and Anthony Brown, local musician, producer and host of Songwriters Circle series in the greater Madison area. If you’re interested in learning more about WUD Film and their programming, you can find more information and showtimes here. And, if you’re interested in learning more about Rick’s work with the Madison Indie Filmmakers Meetup, check out that information here.
We started our show with a quick segment about Anthony’s musical career and his work within the Songwriters Circle series. The Songwriters Circle is a gathering of local musicians to share their work, and we spoke with Anthony about how this group got started and why it’s a great outlet for local musicians. You can find more about Anthony on his website!
We also got to spend a lot of time talking about the Oscars! Not just the show, but the films themselves too. As a refresher, there were nine movies nominated for Best Picture, and in case you missed it, the announcers read the wrong card when announcing the winner. Moonlight won Best Picture in an unprecedented mess up. La La Land was the winner for about 2 minutes before a producer realized they read the wrong card – and rightfully passed over the Oscar trophy to the cast and crew of Moonlight.
If you’re curious to hear more about the movies, you can find a great interview with Moonlight director Barry Jenkins on NPR’s podcast Code Switch. Pop Culture Happy Hour, another podcast from NPR, had some great reviews of many of the movies over the past few weeks, and you can find those clips and reviews on their website. We recommend starting with their Oscars overview episode.
We closed out our show with a prerecorded interview from Lexi Mason, Editor of The Black Voice. The Black Voice is an online publication on campus that seeks to highlight the voices of black students on campus. We will be posting our interview with Lexi on our SoundCloud very soon so we can share it with more listeners!
Thanks again for listening to WSUM! See you next week!