The votes are still being counted and Americans are abuzz about what this all could mean for the future of our democracy. Today, Allen sits down for a post-election reflection chat with friends of the show Bob McChesney and Matt Rothschild. Bob McChesney is an activist scholar and professor in the department of communication at the […]
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 […]
With newsrooms downsizing and closing around the country, we take a close look at the current news and media landscape with communications professor Bob McChesney. He covers a range of topics including foreign affairs coverage, the election cycle, threats to independent journalism, and corporate versus public interests. Bob McChesney is an activist scholar and professor […]
On today’s episode, we kick off the fall pledge drive with a conversation about the importance of independent media in the current political landscape. Allen is joined in the studio by John Nichols and Bob McChesney to discuss threats to democracy, battling the 24-hour news cycle, and the role of media in culture and politics. […]
Host Allen Ruff is joined in the studio by two WORT regulars: Bob McChesney, Professor of Communication at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Matt Rothschild, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. They talk about the importance of community radio and the necessity of supporting independent voices in today’s media landscape.
Professor Bob McChesney of Media Matters for America speaks with substitute host Bert Zipperer about hope in the role of media.