“We’re increasingly becoming a country with a tiny number of extraordinarily wealthy people, a large underclass, and no middle class. Societies that are structured like this do not end well for anyone, including the rich people.” That’s Erica Payne, founder of Patriotic Millionaires, a group that advocates for greater wealth equality through restructuring the American […]
In the aftermath of Tuesday’s debate and with the November election fast approaching, today Allen spends the hour with co-pilot Bert Zipperer and media scholar Bob McChesney to talk about why independent media is vital for democracy. Their conversation covers a variety of topics, from the presidential debate to sports during COVID-19 to news deserts […]
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 […]