For today’s episode, Lilada interviewed Black Lives Matter organizer DeRay Mckesson about his activism and why he thinks there is still cause for hope. Along the way they talk Serena Williams, police brutality, the school-to-prison pipeline, Colin Kaepernick, and much more. DeRay Mckesson is the author of On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case […]
Wednesday host Lilada Gee speaks with activist Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement. Her new memoir is called When They Call You a Terrorist.
A Public Affair contributor Gil Halsted recorded a talk given by Angela J. Davis earlier this month during the Wisconsin Book Festival, entitled “Policing the Black Man.” Ms. Davis is a professor of law at American University, editor of the recent book Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment, and author of Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American […]
Esty Dinur speaks with Blair Anderson on the phone from Detroit. Anderson was one of the original members of the Black Panthers, and was one of the activists shot during the assassination of Fred Hampton, Deputy Chairman, Illinois and Defense Captain Mark Clark.
On this edition of The Politicast, Alejandro Alonso Galva speaks with former UWPD Police Chief Sue Riseling, discussing her history with UWPD, police in the wake of current threats, and the perception from the public. Sue Riseling was the first woman and the youngest person ever to become a police chief in the Big 10. […]
Jan Miyasaki talks with M Adams from Freedom Inc about young activists’ reactions to the elections — and are later joined by Kevin Alexander Gray, regular contributor to Counterpunch and The Progressive, and author of “Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence“. Together they discuss the failure of neo-liberalism and the need for organizing at […]