Today’s episode is all about the American K–12 school system in Wisconsin and beyond. Educator and activist Bob Peterson joins us to discuss a host of issues related to public education, including austerity measures that have stripped funding from public schools, the proliferation of testing and its effects on learning, effects of privatization, the importance […]
For today’s episode, we speak with Bob Wing about his new collection of essays, Toward Racial Justice and a Third Reconstruction, and the current political moment. Bob Wing is a social justice organizer, activist, and writer. He was the founding editor of Colorlines, a national publication about race and organizing, and War Times/Tiempo de Guerras, a bilingual […]
For today’s episode, Allen chats with author and historian Stu Levitan about his new book Madison in the Sixties. They discuss how the political climate and resistance movements of the ’60s can have valuable lessons for our time as well, including the effects of urban renewal, race relations, the role of protesting and civil disobedience, and […]
On today’s Thanksgiving edition, Allen hosts his annual fireside chat with Will Williams, Vietnam veteran and activist with Veterans for Peace. They discuss the origins of Thanksgiving and what it means to be grateful year-round.
On today’s episode, we take a look at the water crisis in Gaza and its effects on the inhabitants there, particularly the children. The discussion also highlights people-to-people grassroots efforts happening here in the U.S. to respond to the disaster, along with local ecumenical projects for peace in the Middle East. Zeiad Abbas Shamrouch is […]
We continue our midterm coverage today with some election reflections from Matt Rothschild of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Over the course of the hour, he responds to listener questions and reflects on the rise of Trump, the fall of Scott Walker, the urban–rural divide, bipartisanship, and the fate of our democracy. Matt Rothschild is executive […]