What does Thanksgiving day mean to you? What is the “real” history of Thanksgiving? Find out today on this Thanksgiving edition of A Public Affair!
On Thursday November 21st, our host Allen Ruff spoke with Lisa Graves , Executive Director of the Center for Media and Democracy. Ruff and Graves discussed the recent CMD expose on the State Policy Network (SPN), “a web of so-called ‘think tanks’ that push a right-wing agenda in every state across the country.”
According to today’s guest, a new type of criminal regime now drives American politics, it thrives on fear, racist ideologies and wants nothing more than to destroy what makes democracy possible. A new authoritarianism.
On Thursday October 24th, our host Allen Ruff was joined by the co-editors of the book “The Syria Dilemma”, Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel, to discuss what is being done in Syria and what could or should be done in the future. Hashemi and Postel work with the University of Denver’s Center for Middle East Studies.
To promote Bill Ayers and his upcoming events at the The Wisconsin Book Festival on Thursday October 17th, our host Allen Ruff was joined by Bill Ayer and Bernardine Dohrn to discuss Ayer’s latest book, “Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident”.
On Thursday October 10th, our host Allen Ruff was joined by Armando Ibarra, co-author of “Man of Fire: Selected Writings”, the newly released anthology of writings by Ernesto Galarza. Ibarra is an assistant professor in the School of Workers at UW-Madison Extension.