It’s a Thanksgiving Edition of A Public Affair with Allen Ruff. Veterans for Peace activist Will Williams is in the studio to talk about the alternative history of Thanksgiving — as the birth of a national myth, and a day of violation of Indigenous Peoples.
Thursday host Allen Ruff speaks with Philip Gourevitch, contributor to The New Yorker and the author of several books on foreign policy issues. Gourevitch was in Madison a couple of weeks ago to give a talk about the intersection of President Trump’s administration and foreign policy. Today he and Allen discuss the deep undercurrent of violence […]
Today, Allen turns the mic over to WORT’s listeners. Topics include the 100th anniversary of the November 2nd, 1917 Balfour Declaration, the Wisconsin legislature’s effort to open up sulfide mining in the state, continuing news of the WEDC board and Foxconn, and news about the Dane County jail renovations.
Allen Ruff is back, and today he’s interviewing Max Elbaum, a historian, activist, and author. Elbaum is a former editor of the radical magazine Crossroads, and author of “Revolution in the Air: Sixties Radicals Turn to Lenin, Mao and Che” from Verso Books. The two discuss Elbaum’s recent article, “Left Strategy After Charlottesville.”
Pedro Cabezas is a community organizer working to ban mining in El Salvador. Leigh Hardy is a Boston-based social worker and former president of the board of US-El Salvador Sister Cities. Today, they discuss the victory of the popular movement in El Salvador in winning a national ban on metallic mining on multi-national corporations, and […]
Host Allen Ruff interviews Thomas Bass, Professor of English and Journalism at the State University of New York, in a caller-filled hour of A Public Affair. Bass discusses his recent article in the Mekong Review, “America’s Amnesia,” which raises several objections to the Burns & Novick PBS documentary on the Vietnam War.