Yesterday, former Michigan governor Rick Snyder and eight other top officials were indicted with forty-two charges—ranging from willful neglect of duty and involuntary manslaughter to obstruction of justice and perjury—after a new investigation into the Flint water scandal of 2014. Today on the show, WORT news director Chali Pittman takes this opportunity to do a […]
Trump will be out of office in a week, but the phenomenon of “Trumpism” is likely not going away anytime soon. How do we understand what occurred in DC last week and what does it suggest about where we might be headed? For today’s show, we invite back social and cultural critic Henry Giroux to […]
Many were pleased when President Trump’s Twitter and Facebook and other social media accounts were locked, due to his inflammatory rhetoric. But others are concerned about the power of these large monopolies to regulate “free speech” with little or no oversight. Thomas Hanna, Director of Research at the Democracy Collaborative and author of the book […]
Patrick Rosentiel favors a presidential election where every vote is valued and every voter feels valued. Do you? The current Electoral College process is a state-by-state “winner take all” process, where solid “red states” and solid “blue states” are largely ignored by candidates, favoring campaigns focusing on swing states where the votes are close enough […]
Clarence Lusane, Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Howard University speaks with Jan Miasaki about the recent government take-over attempt at the Capitol building, escalating random attacks of African Americans in Washington, D.C., and the increasing boldness of white nationalist groups since Trump’s election and fiery rhetoric to his base supporters.
Violence is a central element of American history—and it’s often been used in the service of maintaining white supremacy. Today on the show, Wednesday host Ali Muldrow hosts a roundtable discussion with WBEZ reporter Odette Yousef and history professor Ashley Howard about their reactions to the January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol, the existential […]