In the wake of President Trump’s declaration of support for Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, host Allen Ruff speaks with journalist and author Ali Abunimah. He is a columnist, author of books The Battle for Justice in Palestine and One Country: A Bold-Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse, and founder of The Electronic Intifada, a […]
Allen Ruff speaks with historian David Parsons about his recent book exploring the GI coffeehouse movement, called “Dangerous Grounds — Antiwar Coffeehouses and Military Dissent in the Vietnam Era.” You can subscribe to David Parsons’ podcast, “Nostalgia Trap,” here.
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.”