In the wake of the Trump administration’s declaration of a national emergency earlier today, we turn our attention to the related history of walls and the eugenics movement. Our guest is Jorge Juan Rodríguez V, who recently published an article on Truthout, “The Last Time the US Wanted a Wall, 70,000 People Were Sterilized.” For the […]
On today’s episode, Allen catches up with friend of the show Leo Panitch to discuss “A World Turned Upside Down?”, the 2019 edition of the Socialist Register. The volume presents a series of essays about global capitalism, neoliberalism, and the rise of authoritarian politics in the 21st century. Leo Panitch is a distinguished professor of political […]
In celebration of Black History Month, today’s episode is about creating new Black history. Guest host Harry Hawkins is joined in the studio by local filmmakers and entrepreneurs Johnny and Marie Justice to discuss the challenges and opportunities of being artists and business-owners as people of color.
On today’s edition of Meet the Candidates, WORT news director Molly Stentz speaks with the candidates for MMSD school board seat 5: TJ Mertz, Ananda Mirilli, and Amos Roe. Over the course of the hour, the candidates discuss why they’re running, academic achievement gaps, budget priorities in the district, and school safety. The local spring […]
In his State of the State address last month, Governor Tony Evers declared 2019 the year of clean drinking water. For today’s episode, Patty talks to Kriss Marion and organic farmer Scott Laeser of Clean Wisconsin to discuss water advocacy in Wisconsin. “I looked at [the frog] and he looked at me, and we had a […]
With the recent announcement of the Green New Deal, we turn our attention to climate justice for today’s episode. First, we hear from Jess Wallach, an activist with 350 Seattle, about last week’s victory in King County, Washington: a moratorium to prohibit new fossil fuel infrastructure. For the second segment, journalist Alexander Zaitchik shares his […]