It is estimated that Afghanistan produces up to 85% of the world’s opium and heroin. With that in mind, today we take a close look at the global drug trade, its connections to Afghan state formation, and the role of the United States’ military presence and imperial project. Our guest is James Tharin Bradford, author […]
Exactly one month ago today, on April 2, 2019, former alder Satya Rhodes-Conway was elected as the mayor of Madison, Wisconsin. On April 17, 2019, she took the oath of office. Today, sixteen days into her administration, we check in with Mayor Rhodes-Conway. With the input of listener callers, she and guest host Bert Zipperer […]
Climate activism is on the rise throughout the US and globally. Today, host Bert Zipperer gets updates from Lynn Haanen and Sarah Lunnon from Stroud, England about Brexit, Green Party politics, and the Extinction Rebellion movement in the UK.
For today’s pledge drive episode, Allen is joined in the studio by Armando Ibarra, co-author of The Latino Question. They look at labor migration and the role of working-class Mexicans in U.S. history, the ideology and practice of empire, the significance of political economy to Latino politics, and how Latino politics could breathe new life into […]
For today’s episode, guest host Bert Zipperer is joined in the studio by Geraldine Paredes Vásquez and Bill Baldon of YWCA Madison to discuss issues of racial equity and the collaborative work of fostering justice in our communities. Geraldine (Gery) Paredes Vásquez is the Race and Gender Equity Director at YWCA Madison. Between 2013 and […]
For today’s episode, guest host Bert Zipperer spends the hour talking to Helen Zia about her new book, Last Boat Out of Shanghai, and connecting the history of the mass exodus out of Shanghai in the 1940s to events happening today at our own southern border. Helen Zia is a Chinese-American journalist and activist for Asian […]