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.”
On Thursday April 11th, host Allen Ruff spoke with Tim Shorrock about the current situation in North Korea. Shorrock is the author of “Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing.” He grew up in Japan and South Korea and has been reporting about Korea since the 1970s for many publications at home and abroad.
On Thursday April 4th, host Allen Ruff interviewed Frank Emspak about the state of national labor movements. Frank Emspak is the executive producer of Workers Independent News and producer of the People’s Mic. He also works with Labor Radio at WORT.