After Tuesday’s controversial election, all eyes are on Wisconsin. Holding the election in the midst of a global pandemic and statewide stay-at-home orders led to a chaotic day at the polls, and voters’ rights and safety were both compromised. Today on the show, we spend the hour processing the Wisconsin election and other political news […]
Caitlin Stronell from the Citizen’s Nuclear Information Center (CNIC) gives a live update from Tokyo on the activities of the Fukushima power plant decommissioning, child thyroid cancer in Japan, “Recovery Olympics”, and more.
On March 17, the local alt-weekly newspaper Isthmus announced it would be going dark for an unknown period of time due to struggles brought on by the coronavirus outbreak in Madison. Today on the show, Isthmus editor Judy Davidoff and staff writer Dylan Brogan share their vision for the newspaper and what they are doing […]
David Bacon, author, photojournalist, and migrant worker activist talks about some of the issues facing undocumented workers in the time of COVID-19. His latest piece in the Progressive Magazine, illustrates the contradictions of these “essential” farm workers face by being excluded from the CARES Act.
The ACLU of Wisconsin has sent a letter to the Sheboygan County Sheriff, asking him to rescind his agreement with ICE to detain released prisoners, in light of the social isolation needed for the COVID-19 precautions. Tim Muth from the ACLU of Wisconsin elaborates on the issue.
The global coronavirus pandemic has brought with it an ugly wave of anti-Asian racism and discrimination. Today on the show, journalist Helen Zia and Bo Thao-Urabe from the Coalition of Asian American Leaders discuss the long history of anti-Asian racism in this country, the renewed xenophobia stoked by the Trump administration, the surge in hate […]