What is the case for establishing a post-capitalist democracy that serves people over corporations? Today host Yuri Rashkin spoke with Robert McChesney on his book “Blowing the Roof Off the 21st Century: Media, Politics,” the unprecedented power of the prison-industrial complex, role of media and what comes next after capitalism.
Are Legos stifling creativity? Is “teaching to the test” enough? UW Professor Page Moreau’s research finds that today,
working in well-defined problem-solving situations with clear directions for the solution diminishes creative thinking. Today host Yuri Raskin discussed this with Moreau and Melissa Wardy of Pigtail Pals & Ballcap Buddies.
Do you think local elections are fair? Do you trust our local officials to run elections? How valid is the “easy to vote, hard to cheat” claim?
Today host Yuri Rashkin was joined by Karen McKim from Wisconsin Election Integrity and Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell to discuss election integrity and voter fraud.
What does the future hold for immigrants? What policy changes will the general election bring? Today host Yuri Raskin talks with author Margaret Regan to discuss her book “Detained and Deported: Stories of Immigrant Families Under Fire.”
What are the benefits to private prisons? Why are inmates serving longer sentences in private prisons? Today host Yuri Rashkin was joined by Anita Mukherjee, an assistant professor in the University of Wisconsin School of Business, to discuss her research on private prisons. He was also joined by Tom Breu, who is running against Paul Ryan for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District.
What effect will Walker’s signing of the Senate Bills 35 and 70 have on gun violence? The bills removed the 48-hour “cooling off” period and now allows off-duty and retired law enforcement officers to carry guns on school grounds. Today host Yuri Rashkin was joined by Morgan Young from End Domestic Abuse to discuss the recent development.