In this three-part program, today’s theme focuses on responding to President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders and how they will effect citizens. First up, Shabnam Lotfi discusses Trump’s travel ban on seven predominantly Muslim countries. Lotfi is a University of Wisconsin Law School graduate who specializes exclusively in immigration law. Over the past few years, she […]
“Well, first you talk to one person, then you talk to another person, then you talk to another person…” – Cesar Chavez How is change made? From discomfort. Comfortable people don’t move, they stay where they are because they are comfortable where they are. It’s the basic law of physics, an object at rest will […]
It’s the eve of Trump and Trumpism. Today Allen Ruff hears responses of the current political climate and concerns with local activists Matt Braunginn and Teddy Shibabaw. Teddy Shibabaw is an organizer Socialist Alternative in Madison, fighting capitalism and building support for socialist ideas. He is a key organizer of an anti-Trump demonstration at Library […]
Today we hear from longtime organizer and Chicano environmental activist, Bill Gallegos. He and Allen discuss the current connected crises — political, social, and ecological – that we face and the urgent need to build bridges, not walls. Bill Gallegos has been an activist since the 1960s. He was involved in Crusade for Justice, a […]
Many people across the country are still recoiling from the unexpected results of the general election. Today Allen Ruff discusses this and what needs to be done moving forward with activists Joy First, Buddy Bell, and Malachy Killbride. Joy First is a grandmother and peace activist who has been involved in nonviolent civil resistance since 2003. […]
Aaron and Haywood are joined on today’s 8 O’Clock Buzz by Kaleem Caire, founder of One City Early Learning Center, and talk about the current state of activism.