Host Allen Ruff speaks with renowned activist, journalist, historian, filmmaker, novelist, socialist political activist, and anti-imperialist voice, Tariq Ali. A famed activist on the Left, Ali is a member of the editorial committee of the New Left Review and is editorial director of the publisher Verso Press. He’s written more than two dozen books on contemporary world […]
Host Allen Ruff interviews the irrepressible African-American historian Gerald Horne. Dr. Horne holds the Moores Professorship of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. He’s the author of numerous titles exploring the centrality of race and class for understanding the contemporary world, and his most recent book is The Apocalypse of Settler […]
Allen Ruff and intellectual Kim Moody discuss the new age of capital and how it is reshaping the battleground of class war. Moody is a decades-long writer on labor and working-class advocate. From 1979 to 2001, Moody served on the staff of Labor Notes magazine in Detroit, which he helped to found. He’s author of a number […]
Host Allen Ruff is joined in the studio by two WORT regulars: Bob McChesney, Professor of Communication at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Matt Rothschild, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. They talk about the importance of community radio and the necessity of supporting independent voices in today’s media landscape.
How influential was Russian meddling in the 2016 election? What kind of threat does Russia under Putin pose amidst all the talk of a “new Cold War”? In a two-part show, host Allen Ruff spoke with University of Massachusetts-Boston political analyst Thomas Ferguson, co-author of a recent in-depth study examining the factors which gave Trump […]
How should we think about the recent gun violence in Parkland, Florida? How do we understand the ascent of Donald Trump as part of a longer trend? What does the coming administration portend? And what is the way forward? Thursday host Allen Ruff is in conversation with radical social critic and educator Henry Giroux. Professor […]