In the United States, citizens are very vocal about supporting our troops; however, expressing support for our veterans is a different story. On Thursday August 1st, host Allen Ruff spoke with anti-war activist and wife of U.S. war resister, Nicole Marie Guiniling and local Veterans for Peace activist Norm Aulabaugh about the concerns of veterans as the upcoming Veterans for Peace National Convention 2013 here in Madison approaches.
On Thursday July 25th, host Allen Ruff discussed corporate chicanery and the political connections behind the XL Pipeline project with investigative journalist, Steve Horn.
On the Thursday July 18th show, host Allen Ruff interviewed Will Williams about the Trayvon Martin killing and the Zimmerman acquittal.
Following days of protests and army ultimatums, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was deposed on July 4th, 2013. Now, with an interim President ruling the country, an election date next year, and protestors of both sides filling the streets of Cairo, the question must be asked – what now? On the Thurday, July 11th A Public Affair, host Allen Ruff was joined by Joel Beinen, history professor and expert of Egyptian studies at Stanford, to talk about where Egypt might go from here.
This 4th of July, Allen Ruff was joined by Bob McChesney to talk about his latest book co-authored with John Nichols, “Dollarocracy”. “Dollarocracy” examines what happens to a democracy when big money is involved in elections.
Matt Rothschild, editor of the Progressive magazine, joined Allen Ruff on A Public Affair to talk about Snowden, the NSA, and where national security and surveillance will go from here.