Pianist recovers from a stroke, UW nurses’ union submits state safety violation forms

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Courtney Maurer and others announce a new union
University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics nurses announce plans to revive their employee union during a press conference at the First Unitarian Society in Madison, Wis., on Dec. 19, 2019. Coburn Dukehart/Wisconsin Watch

Continuing to play the piano helped Haskell Small recover from a stroke in 2021. He talks with us in advance of a Milwaukee performance. Then, we hear from members of the UW Health nurses’ union about the latest in their labor dispute with hospital administrators.

Featured in this Show

  • Pianist heals from stroke and performs again

    After pianist and composer Haskell Small suffered a severe stroke in 2021, the piano turned out to be an instrumental part of his recovery. Now, he’s touring the country for a “Celebration of Healing,” to raise awareness about stroke warning signs. We talk with him ahead of a Milwaukee performance.

  • UW nurses' union submits safety violation forms to state health department

    Members of the UW Health nurses’ union delivered safety violation forms to the state health department last week, in an escalation after months of labor disputes between the system and the union. Two nurses with the union join us.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Haskell Small Guest
  • Mariah Clark Guest
  • Colin Gillis Guest