Last year, there was a wave of public education strikes throughout the U.S. in places like Los Angeles, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Arizona, Denver, and Oakland. Today on the show, guest Eric Blanc provides context for these strikes and discusses effective labor organizing through the lens of his book Red State Revolt: The Teachers’ Strike Wave […]
What motivates people to get involved politically? Today on the show, we learn about the behind-the-scenes reality of campaigning from Savion Castro, a Madison-based community organizer who campaigned for Barack Obama in 2012 and is currently a legislative aide for State Representative Shelia Stubbs.
Michael Li, Senior Counsel from the Brennan Center for Justice, talks about the recent Supreme Court decision NOT to get involved in gerrymandering issues in states. He talks with Jan about what this means locally, and what continuing actions are available to make elections more fair and representative of the people’s wishes.
Jan spends a few minutes with Arun Gupta, investigative journalist, talking about the border “concentration camps”, the conditions, illegality of Trump’s border policy, and what individuals can do. More information on what you can do can be found at nomorecamps.org
The US Supreme Court has held that states must give most juveniles sentenced to life in prison a chance to earn parole release based on a standard of rehabilitation and reform, and a system that allows parole commissioners the discretion to deny release is unconstitutional, argues a lawsuit filed in federal court in April by […]
In 1972, John Berger interrogated visual culture with his book and television show Ways of Seeing. On today’s show, musician, author, and podcast host Damon Krukowski explores the parallel question of how digital technology has changed our ways of hearing and altered our sense of time, space, intimacy and exchange. Krukowski is a musician with […]