How influential was Russian meddling in the 2016 election? What kind of threat does Russia under Putin pose amidst all the talk of a “new Cold War”? In a two-part show, host Allen Ruff spoke with University of Massachusetts-Boston political analyst Thomas Ferguson, co-author of a recent in-depth study examining the factors which gave Trump […]
How should we think about the recent gun violence in Parkland, Florida? How do we understand the ascent of Donald Trump as part of a longer trend? What does the coming administration portend? And what is the way forward? Thursday host Allen Ruff is in conversation with radical social critic and educator Henry Giroux. Professor […]
Allen Ruff speaks with S Scott Taylor, a freelance journalist from NYC, who has been working and reporting in and around the Kurdistan region for the past five years. He is the founder of Surviving Artists, an art therapy organization for survivors of conflict. Taylor was in Iraq for the near invasion of Erbil in […]
How do we understand borders, the boundaries that define nation-states? What are the historical roots and causes of the global refugee crisis, and the borders that define the spatial relations of our increasingly globalized and imperiled planet? How do we begin to think outside the box in regard to immigration and the movement of imperiled […]
Host Allen Ruff speaks with historian Marc Becker about his newly released book, The FBI in Latin America, a study of the FBI in charge of political surveillance in Ecuador during World War II.
Thursday host Allen Ruff speaks with political activist George Monbiot, author of Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics in the Age of Crisis from Verso Press.