Thursday’s guest is radical activist Bill Ayers. Today Allen Ruff and Ayers discuss his new book, “Demand the Impossible: A Radical Manifesto.” Bill Ayers is a former Professor of Education and Senior Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago, member of the executive committee of the Faculty Senate and founder of both the Small Schools Workshop and the […]
On today’s edition of A Public Affair, host Allen Ruff speaks with Henry Giroux about his new book, America At War With Itself.
Today Allen tackles the dark money behind behind the political process with Lisa Graves. Lisa Graves is the Executive Director of the Madison-based Center for Media and Democracy. Grave is a graduate of Cornell Law School. She previously worked in various capacities as a federal attorney in Washington, D.C. as well as with the American […]
Allen Ruff talks with graphic artist Seth Tobocman and historian Paul Buhle. They discuss their recently released graphic biography of the renowned movement lawyer, Leonard Weinglass, the famed cases in which he was involved and their meaning for us today. Seth Tobocman is a radical comic book artist who has been living in Manhattan’s Lower […]
Allen Ruff’s guest for August 18th, is US historian Nell Painter, on to discuss historical perspectives on why Donald Trump’s campaign is so dangerous. Nell Painter is the Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, at Princeton University, and the author of “The History of White People” (2011), a book on the “Exodusters,” and the overview, “Standing at […]
Allen’s guest today is Christian Appy, historian of US war and empire in the Pacific. Marking another anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki, they discuss Appy’s recently revised piece regarding the persistent belief in the official claims about those attacks. Christian Appy is a history professor at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. His […]