The poet Martín Espada has been called “the Pablo Neruda of North America.” His is a voice of conscience, of memory, of living history. Today, he joins host Allen Ruff to read a selection of his poems on the air and discuss what motivates and informs his work as a voice for the voiceless. Martín […]
Today on the show, Ali hosts a timely conversation about Black and Jewish solidarity and struggle with women at the intersections of both communities: Sabrina Madison, Jenny Pressman, and Shahanna McKinney-Baldon. Over the course of the hour, they offer powerful insights about finding common ground in the quest for justice.
Summer is winding down and school is back in session! Carousel celebrates the first day back in class with school board president Gloria Reyes and recently-elected school board member Ananda Mirilli from the Madison Metropolitan School District. They discuss the search for a new superintendent, the importance of extending support to teachers in their struggle […]
The Trump administration recently declared its interest in purchasing Greenland from Denmark. What’s this all about? In the first segment, we talk to Claus Elholm Andersen, professor of Scandinavian studies in the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic at UW–Madison, to get some insight on Greenland’s history and resources—and why it’s strategically important to global […]
Today’s episode originally aired on July 19, 2018. On this segment, host Allen Ruff and guest Nomi Prins take a deep dive into the current state of the global economy. Prins clarifies the difference between the economy, the financial system, and the monetary system and gives an insider’s look into the world of banking and finance. […]
For today’s show, Ali spends the hour with Shelia Stubbs for a wide-ranging conversation about her varied career as a former probation and parole agent, a pastor, a member of the Dane County Board of Supervisors, and now representative of the 77th district in the Wisconsin State Assembly—and what it means to serve the community […]