Esty Dinur speaks with Leo Panitch, professor of political science at York University and the co-editor of the Socialist Register. The 2018 edition of the annually-produced journal is Rethinking Democracy, which presents a series of essays re-examining liberal democracy and neoliberal capitalism.
Dubbed by some as “the Pablo Neruda of North America,” poet Martín Espada will be honored in Chicago next week as the 2018 recipient of the Poetry Foundation’s prestigious Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for his outstanding lifetime literary achievement. Espada, with deep ties to Madison, is the first Latino poet to win this award since […]
Wakanda forever! Wednesday host Lilada Gee speaks with actress Ms. Dorothy Steel, who portrayed a merchant tribe elder in this year’s blockbuster film Black Panther. This hour of conversation with the seasoned 92-year-young actress covers her path to stardom and reflections on getting this point in her life, and how society has changed in that […]
On today’s pledge drive show, substitute host Gil Halsted speaks with Joan Treppa, author of Reclaiming Lives: Pursuing Justice for Six Innocent Men. It’s the story of one woman’s mission to find justice for six men she believes were wrongfully convicted right here in Wisconsin.
Host Patty Peltekos speaks with Kory Stamper, former dictionary editor and author of Word By Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries. Joined in the studio by Kathy Hoveland, they talk about the magic of dictionaries, and answer particular listener comments such as: the Midwestern dialect, the use of the phrase “so what?,” Latin vs. Germanic […]
It’s a split show for Friday host Esty Dinur. First: How’s our economic relationship with China? What does a trade war mean in practical terms? Our guest is David Kotz, Professor Emeritus of Economics at University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Then: A new legal action was filed against Foxconn last week for its alleged violation of the […]