For today’s special pledge drive episode, Ali explores the intersections of education and anti-racist activism with Tara Affolter, longtime educator and author of Through the Fog: Towards Inclusive Anti-Racist Teaching. Tara Affolter is associate professor of education studies at Middlebury College. She holds a PhD in education policy studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She […]
To understand issues like mass incarceration and racist policing, you have to go back in history—farther back than Reagan’s war on drugs or even Johnson’s proposed war on crime. That’s the argument of Simon Balto, our guest today and the author of Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power. He spends […]
As the national conversation surrounding abortion amps up, Ali hosts an open discussion about the status of reproductive justice in America. Our guests are Ingrid Andersson, president of Women’s Medical Fund, full-spectrum nurse midwife, and founder of Mothers’ Milk Alliance; Carousel Bayrd, attorney, Dane County Board member, and former board chair of NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin; […]
Avra Reddy says she became politically activated as a 4th grader watching late-night talk shows with her father. Now an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Avra was recently elected to represent District 8 on Madison’s city council. At nineteen years old, she’s the youngest alder currently serving. Today on the show, Ali spends […]
For today’s show, Ali hosts a vital conversation about the work of restorative justice and youth empowerment. Our guests are Aaron Blake, youth court coordinator, and Lorrie Hurckes Dwyer, executive director at Dane County TimeBank, and Eugenia Highland, restorative justice director at YWCA Madison.
Today’s show is all about civil disobedience: the history and practice, strategies, and its role in public and political life. Our guests for the hour are from the ACLU of Wisconsin: Emilio De Torre, director of community engagement, and Molly Collins, advocacy director. We begin with a recording of Martin Luther King Jr.’s last speech, […]