Allen Ruff spoke with historian Gerald Horne to discuss the recent U.S. opening with Cuba in light of Horne’s recently released portrait of the longer relationship between Cuba and the U.S., and the complex context of Afro-Cuban and African-American history, “Race to Revolution: The U.S. and Cuba during Slavery and Jim Crow.”
How do we begin the understand the recent deal with Iran to curtail its nuclear program? Is there some deeper context for understanding the role of the U.S., as the major holder of nuclear weapons as we approach the anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Today host Allen Ruff discussed this with cultural critic, historian and anti-war activist H Bruce Franklin.
How would the open records law proposal have changed transparency of government in Wisconsin? What is the importance of public access to records? Today host Allen Ruff spoke with Bill Lueders to discuss the open records law and freedom of the press.
Today host Allen Ruff spoke with guest Henry Giroux to discuss racism and the “punishing state.” Radical social critic and public intellectual Henry Giroux recently published “The Fire This Time: Black Youth and the Spectacle of Postracial Violence” and “Trumping America,” out today.
Today host Allen Ruff discussed the deeper contexts behind the Charleston killings, the rebel flag business and the “New South” with guest Tim Tyson. A historian, activist and writer, Tyson recently wrote an op-ed for News Observer titled “Dylann Roof and the white supremacist in us all.” Listen to today’s edition of A Public Affair to hear more.
What’s new with Scott Walker? What happening with the continuing “John Doe” case? What are the several ongoing inquiries being pressed by the CMD? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!