Following the seizure of AP phone records in mid-May, 2013, the U.S. Senate introduced a media shield law to protect journalists from having to reveal their sources without a court order. Recently, however, a debate has arisen over who qualifies as a journalist and therefore those protections. On the August 16th A Public Affair, sub host Yuri Rashkin was joined by Craig Aaron, President and C.E.O of Free Press, to discuss the bill and controversy.
On Thursday August 15th, host Allen Ruff discussed protests and controversy in Wisconsin and across the the world. For the first half of the hour, Ruff was joined by Gareth Porter, a historian with a PhD in Southeast Asian studies from Cornell University and an investigative journalist for the Inter Press Service, about the turmoil in Egypt and the possible “peace process” in the Israel-Palestine conflict. For the second half of the show, Ruff spoke live with Greg Gordon, who was at the Capitol in Madison, to give us the latest update on the Solidarity Sing-a-long and arrests.
The out-of state license plates and exponential increase of old furniture on the curb can only mean one thing – it’s moving time in Madison! Representatives from the Tenant Resource Center joined Karma Chavez to provide some tips on surviving your moving day, as well as the rest of the year.
With 100,000 undocumented workers in Wisconsin alone and 11 million in the U.S., it’s painfully clear that our nation needs to have a serious discussion about immigration reform. The Voces de la Frontera is a national organization (based in Wisconsin) that is leading the fight for immigration reform in the United States.
On Monday August 12th, sub host Norm Stockwell interviewed author Scott Anderson about a new book, “Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East” on the historical figure, T.E. Lawrence.
In the midst of the National Veterans for Peace Conference here in Madison, on our Friday August 9th show, guest host Andrés Thomas Conteris sat down with Brian Willson and Scott Olsen to discuss their tours and war experience and why they decided to get involved with Veterans for Peace.