Exactly one month ago yesterday, a right-wing coup overthrew Bolivian president Evo Morales and forced him into exile. Today on the show, Allen speaks with historian and journalist Ben Dangl about the events leading up to the political crisis, the developments of the past month, and the broader historical context for the forces at play […]
Today on the show, Allen takes a close look at policing in Madison with Amelia Royko Maurer, safe-policing advocate and co-founder of the independent Community Response Team concerned with Madison-area police practices and their reform. They cover topics like the shooting of Paul Heenan by a Madison police officer in November 2012 and Tony Robinson […]
It’s Thanksgiving, which on A Public Affair means Will Williams joins us in studio. Will is a Vietnam veteran and activist with Veterans for Peace. He talks with host Allen Ruff about activism, military, Native struggles, President Trump, F-35 fighter jets, and white nationalists.
“The world is increasingly on fire, literally and figuratively,” says host Allen Ruff at the beginning of today’s episode. So let’s talk about it! This afternoon, we opened up the phone lines to hear from listeners about their own observations and concerns about our world-on-fire. Callers weighed in on newsworthy topics like the political crisis […]
Today, we continue our ongoing conversation about the Air Force’s intention to site a fleet of F-35 fighter jets at Truax Field in Madison. “What has been scarce in this debate is actual information,” says alder Rebecca Kemble. She and journalist Dylan Brogan join Allen in the studio today to get down to the facts […]
In the wake of recent worker uprisings, including the UAW’s recent strike and the Chicago teachers strike, today we examine the history of the Industrial Workers of the World (or the “Wobblies”) and the federal government’s response, culminating in the largest mass trial in U.S. history. Our guest is Dean Strang, criminal defense lawyer and […]