On Thursday August 15th, host Allen Ruff discussed protests and controversy in Wisconsin and across the the world. For the first half of the hour, Ruff was joined by Gareth Porter, a historian with a PhD in Southeast Asian studies from Cornell University and an investigative journalist for the Inter Press Service, about the turmoil in Egypt and the possible “peace process” in the Israel-Palestine conflict. For the second half of the show, Ruff spoke live with Greg Gordon, who was at the Capitol in Madison, to give us the latest update on the Solidarity Sing-a-long and arrests.
On Thursday August 8th, host Allen Ruff spoke with David Swanson about United State’s militarism and the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. David Swanson is the author of: “War is a Lie” and “Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union”. He is also a blogger for War is a Crime.org and a Co-Founder of AfterDowningStreet.org, creator of ConvictBushCheney.org and Washington Director of Democrats.com, a board member of Progressive Democrats of America, the Backbone Campaign, and Voters for Peace, a member of the legislative working group of United for Peace and Justice, chair of the UFPJ working group on Accountability and Prosecution, and a member of the Robert Jackson Steering Committee.
In the United States, citizens are very vocal about supporting our troops; however, expressing support for our veterans is a different story. On Thursday August 1st, host Allen Ruff spoke with anti-war activist and wife of U.S. war resister, Nicole Marie Guiniling and local Veterans for Peace activist Norm Aulabaugh about the concerns of veterans as the upcoming Veterans for Peace National Convention 2013 here in Madison approaches.
On Thursday July 25th, host Allen Ruff discussed corporate chicanery and the political connections behind the XL Pipeline project with investigative journalist, Steve Horn.
On the Thursday July 18th show, host Allen Ruff interviewed Will Williams about the Trayvon Martin killing and the Zimmerman acquittal.
Following days of protests and army ultimatums, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was deposed on July 4th, 2013. Now, with an interim President ruling the country, an election date next year, and protestors of both sides filling the streets of Cairo, the question must be asked – what now? On the Thurday, July 11th A Public Affair, host Allen Ruff was joined by Joel Beinen, history professor and expert of Egyptian studies at Stanford, to talk about where Egypt might go from here.