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 […]
On today’s episode, guest host Bert Zipperer is joined in the studio by Emilio Álvarez Icaza Longoria, recently-elected independent senator in the Mexican Congress. Together with Barbara and Chucho Alvarado, they discuss the political landscape in Mexico, covering topics such as this year’s election, the migrant caravan, the Ahora (Now) movement, perceptions of the U.S., and […]
How can we ensure that our elected representatives are voted in by a popular majority? One idea that has been getting increased attention lately is to implement ranked-choice voting, an election method that allows voters to rank candidates in order of choice. Ranked-choice voting is “a simple change with a big impact,” says Drew Penrose, legal […]
What’s the nature of inequality, and how does it manifest in society? What are its effects on the health of individuals? Substitute host Bert Zipperer speaks with British epidemiologist Dr. Richard Wilkinson. Dr. Wilkinson is Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham, and he’s the co-author of the title The Spirit Level, […]
Professor Bob McChesney of Media Matters for America speaks with substitute host Bert Zipperer about hope in the role of media.
Today, we’re talking about Madison’s Sister Cities. Host Bert Zipperer speaks with Madison businessman, activist, and former City Council member Ricardo Gonzalez. You might know him as the owner of the much-beloved The Cardinal Bar, or from his work with the Madison-Camaguey Sister City Association. Later in the hour, we also speak with Barb Olson […]