Today on A Public Affair Allen Ruff talks with poet Martin Espada on his new collection “Vivas to Those Who Have Failed.” Espada published almost twenty books as a poet, editor, essayist and translator. His many honors include the Shelley Memorial Award, the Robert Creeley Award, the National Hispanic Cultural Center Literary Award, an American Book Award, the PEN/Revson […]
How do we understand the “militia” occupation in Oregon? Tune in at noon as Allen Ruff talks with Chip Berlet, a long-time investigative journalist with Political Research Associates and analyst of the ultra-right, on the Oregon protest.
The good and the bad, Matthew Rothschild, executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, joins A Public Affair host Allen Ruff for a year end wrap of this past year’s most important stories.
Gerald Horne is John J. and Rebecca Moores Professor of African American History at the University of Houston. His research has addressed issues of racism in a variety of relations involving labor, politics, civil rights, international relations and war. He is the author of more than two dozen books, including Race to Revolution, The Counter-Revolution […]
Allen Ruff talks with Chris Toensing, Executive Director and Editor of the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP). He discussed their recently released issue of Middle East Report, which focuses on ISIS.
How did U.S. troops use music to connect to others and cope with the complexities Vietnam War? Today Allen Ruff talks with Doug Bradley and Craig Werner, authors of the recently released “We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War,” which looks at the impact of popular music on the […]