Allen Ruff interviews journalist and political commentator Thomas Frank , author of the recent “Listen, Liberal or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People.” The book gives a historical look at the rise of the “professional class” in the Democratic Party, the abandonment of the party’s traditional popular base, and the results.
“The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.” —Iyanla Vanzant This episode is part ongoing series that celebrates the leadership of Women-of-Color in the greater Madison area, with a focus of those who are leading mainstream organizations, many of whom that have historically have not been lead […]
What is the general impression of the budget for low-income individuals in Wisconsin? What’s good in the budget? What should we be worried about? Today longtime public interest attorney Vicky Selkowe joins Carousel Bard in the studio to discuss the Wisconsin State Budget and its impact on people in poverty in our state. Later, Dee Hall calls in […]
Professor Tanya Golash Boza joins Esty Dinur to talk about her book “Deported: Immigrant Policing, Disposable Labor and Global Capitalism.” The program explores the history of mass deportations in this country to try and understand the deep reasons for the current immigrant hysteria. Professor Golash-Boza will be giving a lecture next Friday, March 31, 3 pm, at Agriculture Hall […]
How do we understand “White Nation” supremacism and the struggle against it in the current period? What has changed and what kind of organized movement will we need to resist and get beyond “Trumpism?” Today’s guest is the decades-long antiracist and gender equity activist Jamala Rogers, author of Ferguson is America: Roots of Rebellion—a chronicle of […]
“Cuando la oportunidad se presenta, agárrala. Agárrate fuerte y no dejar ir!”—Celia Cruz Today’s guest features leading Latina women in the Madison community. Guests include Araceli Esparza, Nancy Saiz, and Karen Menendez Coller. Araceli Esparza. She is a writer, poet, and a community activist.And a good friend to the work of Lilada’s Livingroom. Nancy Saiz is a […]