On October 27, 2016, Allen Ruff spoke with Patrick Barrett on his recent writings critical of the political process that has given rise to Trump and Clinton, and what may be needed if the electoral system is to change. Patrick Barrett is a political commentator, columnist and activist. He is the administrative director of the […]
“I may forgive your actions, but I don’t know if I can ever again embrace the person you needed to be in order to do them.” —Lilada Today we wrap-up our month long series on domestic violence with today’s topic: topic today is Forgiving the Unforgivable, with guest Ulysses “Butch” Slaughter. Ulysses “Butch” Slaughter is author of […]
How will the city budget move Madison forward? What vision do our political leaders have for the city? Today, Alders Maurice Cheeks and Denise Demarb join Carousel to talk about the proposed Madison 2017 budget. Police stations, racial justice, homeless street team, $15/hour, bus rapid transit, and more.
Cathy O’Neil, author of “Weapons of Math Destruction,” stopped by the studio while in town for the Wisconsin Book Festival. Cathy O’Neil is author of the blog MathBabe. Previously she was a professor at Barnard College, where she published a number of research papers in arithmetic algebraic geometry. She then switched over to the private […]
“Resegregation grows not from white ignorance, but from white refusal and denial. And so half a century after the perk of the civil rights movement, the nation has moved again into crisis.” Author Jeff Chang discusses his new collection of short essays in “We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation,” where Chang links […]
Freelance journalist and novelist Ben Ehrenreich, author of “The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine,” which describes life in the Palestinian village of Nabi Salih and the villagers’ struggles against settler encroachments and state harassment and violence. Ehrenreich is also the author of two novels, Ether and The Suitors; and many articles, stories, […]