Trump will be out of office in a week, but the phenomenon of “Trumpism” is likely not going away anytime soon. How do we understand what occurred in DC last week and what does it suggest about where we might be headed? For today’s show, we invite back social and cultural critic Henry Giroux to […]
The events that took place in Washington, DC yesterday will go down in history. Pro-Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol building to disrupt Congress’s certification of president-elect Biden’s victory, leaving four dead and many injured. Anti-fascist groups have been warning about Trump’s unprecedented attempt to overturn the election. Today, we talk to Sunsara Taylor of […]
For today’s New Year’s Eve show, Allen looks back on 2020 and lessons from the pandemic with Marc Rosenthal, a practicing nurse and activist in social justice, environmental, and anti-fascist movements who has been working as a volunteer street medic in Madison.
As the Trump presidency draws to a close, the administration has moved to solidify a number of initiatives on the international diplomatic front, especially in regard to Israel and Palestine and the broader Middle East. Today on the show, we’ll be discussing U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, politics and concerns in the region, […]
The concept of the middle class has a unique hold on the American imagination—for years, it’s been the central talking point of both dominant political parties. But what is this middle class and what does it really mean to “save” it? Save it from what? From whom? Today on the show, Allen explores these questions […]
Paul Robeson was an acclaimed singer, actor, and athlete best known for films like The Emperor Jones (1933) and Show Boat (1936). He was also a political activist with communist sympathies, leading to his being blacklisted during the McCarthy era. Today on the show, we learn more about Paul Robeson’s amazing story with comic artist […]