On Thursday May 23rd, our host Allen Ruff interviewed Sam Gindin, a public intellectual and labor activist.
On Thursday, May 16th Allen Ruff talked with Ruth Conniff, Political Editor of the Progressive magazine, about the offensive against public schools and the push for school privatization.
On Thursday, May 9th, Allen Ruff discussed the ten-year anniversary and key legacies of the U.S. invasion of Iraq with Christopher Toensing, executive director of the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP) and editor of their magazine the Middle East Reports. In the second half of the hour, Toensing and Ruff turned from Iraq specifically to the larger implications of the U.S. invasion on the region as a whole and retrospectively discussed the reasons for U.S. aggression.
On Thursday, May 2nd host Allen Ruff discussed the state of the nation with Matthew Rothschild, editor of The Progressive magazine and host of Progressive Radio. They opened up this discussion to all recent state, national and international news.
On Thursday April 25th, host Allen Ruff spoke with author Susan Abulhawa about her book, “Mornings in Jenin.” Abulhawa was born to refugees of the 1967 war when Israel captured what remained of Palestine, including Jerusalem.
On Thursday April 18th, host Allen Ruff interviewed Jeremiah Goulka, author of the timely piece on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, “Iraq Is Such a House of Trauma, It Doesn’t Take Much to Get PTSD.” Allen discussed with Goulka his observations and experience with what amounts to something approaching “national trauma.”