Host Allen Ruff is joined in the studio by two WORT regulars: Bob McChesney, Professor of Communication at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Matt Rothschild, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. They talk about the importance of community radio and the necessity of supporting independent voices in today’s media landscape.
Matt Rothschild leads the political watchdog group WI Democracy Campaign, which independently tracks donor to politics. In the current environment of “dark money” funding campaigns, it is increasingly difficult to learn who finances politicians or legislation.
Allen Ruff hosts Matt Rothschild for a weekly roundup discussing the state of our state, nation, and the world. Rothschild is the executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. He’s recently traveled around the state writing commentaries and discussing the current political scene the U.S. is witnessing today.
We are in a rare, historical period in our country. To unpack this, Allen Ruff is joined during this pledge drive edition by Bob McChesney and Matt Rothschild. If you didn’t donate already, it’s easy! Call us at (608) 256-2001 or support online here.
It’s been an eventful year on the state and national political scene. Matt Rothschild of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign joins Tony to offer his thoughts on the best and worst of 2016 and what’s ahead for next year.
Follow the money — that’s the best way to learn why politicians vote the way they do, according to Matt Rothschild, executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign (WDC). Matt talks to Jan Miyasaki about his non-profit’s goal, and website, in trying to trace political donations in this ever-increasing climate of dark money contributions.