In today’s edition of A Public Affair, Allen Ruff speaks wit Jennifer Loewenstein, associate professor of Middle East studies at Penn State. In a prerecorded interview, they’ll discuss the current situation, the mounting crisis centered in Syria, and the longer historical context for it.
Who were the big winners of the Iowa caucus? What does this mean for the election going forward? Today Allen Ruff talks with Mary Bottari, investigative journalist with the Center for Media and Democracy to discuss the caucus and broader political issues including the influence of “Big Money” in the electoral process.
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 […]