This month’s Old Hills Radio features two stories from the Native American Dakota tradition, and an original story written by Kathleen Tigerman informed by ‘The Hammer of Witches,’ a medieval text used by the Inquisition to prosecute witches.
Performers include Tanja Birke, Kathleen Tigerman, Carl Schlecht and Frank Wildingway. Engineered by Rusty James.
WDRT’s own hour of meditation and yoga, with Jai Lynn and Monte McPheron.
A group of Viroqua residents have formed a committee and created a draft revision for a new ‘weed ordinance’ for the City of Viroqua that they will present next week at the Viroqua City Council Meeting. The ordinance determines what plants are allowed in yards, and is enforced by a Weed Commissioner that is appointed by the City Council.
The proposed ordinance is being drafted about a year after revisions were made to the ordinance that determines the type and length of plants that are allowed on boulevards in front of homes in the city, and at a time when many residents are including more native plants and pollinator plants into their landscape.
To learn more about the ordinance, WDRT spoke with committee member Arwyn Wildingway, who helped work on the proposal.
Arwyn said while the enforcement of the ordinance hasn’t been widespread, a Viroqua resident did have her lawn cut by the city against her wishes this Spring because the Weed Commissioner disapproved of it. This incident is what prompted the committee to form and begin drafting an ordinance that is inclusive of non turfgrass lawns.
In addition to the Ordinance, Arwyn suggests that communication between neighbors is an important step in bridging divides and working through differences of opinion in the city.
Residents interested in supporting the ordinance can sign a petition, which is available at the Viroqua Food Coop, Driftless Cafe, Main Street Station and some other Viroqua locations.
People can also attend the city council meeting where the ordinance will be presented, on Tuesday, October 11th at 7:30PM. The Viroqua City Council meetings take place at City Hall, 202 N. Main Street in Downtown Viroqua.
A conversation with Award-winning New York Times bestselling author of “Ordinary Grace.’
A talk with E. Reid Gilbert, founder of Valley Studio and compiler of the book ‘Valley Studio: More than a Place.’ Valley Studio is an innovative physical theatre school in Spring Green, Wisconsin. Gilbert discusses the coursework, community and campus life at Valley Studio.
Produced by Rachel Cook for Radio Free Space.
A recorded talk from Maine with Laila Johnson of Community Rights Groundwork, talking about food sovereignty, community rights and re-framing the role of conflict.