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.
Pledge drive continues with and important discussion on the state of education in 2017. Our guest for the hour is Timothy Slekar, Dean of the School of Education at Edgewood College. He began his career as a second grade teacher in Virginia. He then taught fifth grade in Pennsylvania, He earned his PhD in social […]
We are in a rare, historical period in our country. To unpack this, Allen Ruff is joined during this pledge drive edition by Bob McChesney and Matt Rothschild. If you didn’t donate already, it’s easy! Call us at (608) 256-2001 or support online here.