As America attempts to respond to the current pandemic, we can see more clearly the problems with our economic and political systems. Does history suggest a way forward? For this episode, Allen is in conversation with professor Harvey Kaye about his latest book, Take Hold of Our History: Make America Radical Again, in light of […]
For today’s episode, Allen speaks with social critic Henry Giroux about his recent piece “Rethinking the Normalization of Fascism in the Post-Truth Era” and the rise of right-wing populism in American politics. Henry Giroux is a professor in the English and cultural studies department at McMaster University. His research focuses on critical pedagogy, education, neoliberalism, […]
Alissa Quart’s new book Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America has been compared to Barbara Ehrenreich’s seminal work Nickled and Dimed. It offers an important account of the economic hardship of everyday Americans trying to afford housing, healthcare, and the soaring costs of raising children. Today on the podcast, we feature Tuesday host Carousel Bayrd’s interview […]
Jim writes: “I wanted to let you know about the program, “Violence in America” on the Access Hour on September 28, 2015. Thank you again for allowing me to do this on your program. I’ve come up with a pretty good one hour special that I think needs to be aired and discussed. Here is […]
How did the American media system become what it is today? Why do American media have so few public interest regulations compared with other democratic nations? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!