‘Clyde’s’ a comedic play about formerly incarcerated diner staff, Indie musician Dessa touring

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The play “Clyde’s” is about formerly incarcerated staff at a truckstop diner. We talk about the collaboration between a Madison theater company and a nonprofit helping people in the criminal justice system. Then, indie musician Dessa joins us to talk about her new album and Wisconsin ties.

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  • Play ‘Clyde’s’ portrays challenges faced by the formerly incarcerated

    “Clyde’s,” a play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage, tells the stories of the formerly incarcerated staff of a truckstop diner. Forward Theater in Madison is putting on the play in collaboration with JustDane, a nonprofit helping people involved in the criminal justice system.

  • Indie rapper, singer, writer Dessa on her new pop-forward album, 'Bury the Lede'

    The indie rapper, singer and writer Dessa is on tour to support a new solo album. The pop-forward “Bury the Lede” deals with love, death, the grimness of current events and the need to find relief on a Friday night. Dessa talks about the album, guest hosting NPR shows and her family ties to Wisconsin.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Jennifer Uphoff Gray Guest
  • Linda Kecham Guest
  • Dessa Guest

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