On Thursday October 24th, our host Allen Ruff was joined by the co-editors of the book “The Syria Dilemma”, Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel, to discuss what is being done in Syria and what could or should be done in the future. Hashemi and Postel work with the University of Denver’s Center for Middle East Studies.
Migrant farm work is an important issue that strikes a cord all around the country. On Wednesday October 23rd our host Karma Chavez discussed this issue with author of “Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farm-workers in the United States”, Seth Holmes.
Madison is definitely a theater community and on Tuesday October 22nd our host Carousel Bayrd discussed the one of Forward Theater Company’s plays this season, “Sons of the Prophet”, with two of the company’s founding members, Celia Klehr and Jim Buske.
Historical civil rights events, like the 1963 March on Washington, rooted in goals of needed radical social change, have become a part of our collective memories. On Monday October 21st, our host John Quinlan was joined by William Jones, a UW-Madison history professor, to discuss his book, The March on Washington” Jobs, Freedom and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights.
What role do big corporations play in our lives? How can we better our understanding of the “fine print”? On Friday October 18th, our host Esty Dinur was joined by David Cay Johnston, investigative journalist and author to discuss this issue and his latest book, “The Fine Print: How Big Corporations Use “Plain English to Rob You Blind”.
To promote Bill Ayers and his upcoming events at the The Wisconsin Book Festival on Thursday October 17th, our host Allen Ruff was joined by Bill Ayer and Bernardine Dohrn to discuss Ayer’s latest book, “Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident”.