Most of us couldn’t name the sheriffs of major cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, or Washington, DC, and yet you’ve likely heard of Joe Arpaio. He served as sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona from 1993 to 2017 and was known for his controversial immigration crackdowns. Today on the show, journalists Terry Greene Sterling and […]
Today’s show looks to broader national and international affairs. First, journalist Ramzy Baroud talks about Israel’s annexation plan and the current state of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign for Palestinian rights in the U.S. Then, we discuss news updates from the American West with journalist Steve Horn, including recent wildfires in Arizona, the […]
July 12th, 2017 commemorated the 100th anniversary of the notorious Bisbee, Arizona Deportation. On that date over a thousand striking miners and their supporters were rounded up at gunpoint in the copper-mining town by the sheriff and roughly a thousand “deputized” citizens known as the Loyalty League. Accused of being anti-American Industrial Workers of the […]
What’s happening to immigrants at the border? What is the broader response to this issue? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
Arizona has received a lot of national attention due to its controversial policies and standpoints on immigration.
Joining the 8 O’Clock Buzz from Tucson, Arizona on Thursday, February 28, 2013, was Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez. He talks about Arizona’s ongoing immigration issues. Rodriguez contributes to his blog, the Progressive and the Guardian.