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Letter To The People - April 2019
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Rökker and Jimmy K are finalists in the MAMA Awards and to promote voting in the contest and health care issues for musicians (MAMA Cares) they are throwing a PARTY FOR THE PEOPLE on April 28th at the Rigby in downtown Madison with Free Beer, Free Admission (suggested donation to MAMA Cares) and live music from One Human Band and the Madtown Mannish Boys.
Letter To The People - March 2019
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Max Ink’s 23rd Birthday, Rökker remembers 23 years of historic happenings during Max Ink’s lifetime
Letter To The People - February 2019
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photo by Nikko
Letter To The People - January 2019
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Max Ink Fantasy Football 2018 League Results, Welcome Crucible, Adventures with Lizzie and Nikko in Chicago
Letter To The People - December 2018
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This Month: Max Ink Fantasy Football Standings, Adventures with Nikko & Lizzie
Letter To The People - November 2018
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This issue dedicated to the memory of Al Rubin, Joey B. Banks B-Day, Max Ink Fantasy Football update, and Adventures with Nikko and Lizzie
photo by Rökker
Letter To The People - October 2018
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This Month: Halloween Spööktakular on hitatus, Max Ink Fantasy Football League is back, and Adventures with Nikko and Lizzie has Rökker going to Drum Therapy and Lizzie’s at the UW!
photo by Allison Rocker
Letter To The People - September 2018
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This issue is dedicated to the memory of Mike Stoiber, Blue Jean Nation reborn, Adventures with Lizzie and Nikko
photo by Helen Valentino
Letter To The People - August 2018
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This issue is dedicated to the memory of Gene Bennett who above all valued freedom of speech. Politics with Rökker and Adventures with Lizzie and Nikko
Letter To The People - July 2018
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Marquette Poll, Mike McCabe, Adventures with Lizzie and Nikko
Letter To The People - June 2018
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The last time the stakes were this high most of us in Wisconsin were sleeping. The 2010 election wave that swept in Tea Partiers across the nation hit hard here at home. Just after the Packers won the Superbowl, newly elected governor Scott Walker (whom it seemed no one cared to know much about) announced Act 10 and all hell broke lose. Protests became a daily routine and record size crowds showed up. But governor Walker’s ears were deaf when it came to what the people wanted, though it seemed he was ready anytime to listen to the Koch Brothers and their agenda.
Letter To The People - May 2018
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Star Trek has always been at the forefront dissecting the challenges of current culture. The original series from the late 60’s often used the science fiction backdrop as a setting to reflect the dangers of our larger social problems. Star Trek helped us to understand the issues in a new way so that we might use those lessons to better our society. It sure worked with the techie aspect of the show.
Then came the feature films and of course The Next Generation (who can forget the Ferengi and their race of ruthlessly greedy merchants?). But it is 1982’s The Wrath of Kahn that has a quote that I think reflects our current political situation in Wisconsin and could affect our current race for governor.
In this famous scene, Spock has realized that during the battle between starships, the USS Enterprise has been terminally damaged and it’s nuclear core will detonate killing all aboard unless the core can be cooled down. The only way to accomplish this feat is by hand and would surely mean he would not survive the radiation, even wearing a suit. Against all warnings from other crew, Spock enters the chamber and performs the task, saves the ship and is now dying from severe radiation poisoning. Through the glass, Captain Kirk asks Spock “Why?”, as his friend is slowly passing. His answer is (those of you who know can recite it now) “The needs of the MANY outweigh the needs of the few… or one”.
In our reality that statement is exactly the opposite of how our government is working in Wisconsin and federally. We live in a world where government works for a few people at the top but doesn’t work for the vast majority of people. Let’s read it the way it is now, “The needs of the few, or the one, outweigh the needs of the many”. How do you feel now?
Letter To The People - April 2018
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This issue is dedicated to the Memory of Luke Jorgensen who passed away shortly after playing the Charity Jamboree at the High Noon Saloon last month. A worker and believer in the Madison music scene. He will be missed.
Wisconsin Gubernatorial Democratic Primary: I’m not making this easy for you, am I? You are probably sitting there thinking, “why doesn’t he just tell me who to vote for and be done with it?”
Believe me, I wish I could, but that would only continue our current dilemma of not thinking for ourselves and doing our own “research” on the candidates.
Letter To The People - March 2018
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Rökker gets political again…. voting and campaign donations are on the agenda this month…. plus a short Adventures with Lizzie & Nikko
photo by Sarah Wilson
Letter To The People - February 2018
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Rökker goes political for the Wisconsin Gubernatorial Democratic Primary, Jimmy K Show has a new home on WSUM featuring Rökker’s Closet, Black Star Drumline back on the prowl with new blood, Adventures with Lizzie and Nikko! this is February 2018!
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