Wisconsin farmers are having a rough time lately. In the first quarter of 2019, 449 Wisconsin dairy farms went out of business, up 25% from the same time last year. Global commodity prices have tumbled in recent years, reducing income for farm families. A rapidly changing and unpredictable climate has disrupted planting and harvesting, and […]
On today’s episode, Allen is joined in the studio by historian Nan Enstad to discuss her latest book, Cigarettes, Inc.: An Intimate History of Corporate Imperialism. In it, she upends the mythic status of the singular (white, male) entrepreneur and uncovers the shared history of American corporations and the tobacco industry through a global lens, […]
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 […]
It’s a split show for Friday host Esty Dinur. First: How’s our economic relationship with China? What does a trade war mean in practical terms? Our guest is David Kotz, Professor Emeritus of Economics at University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Then: A new legal action was filed against Foxconn last week for its alleged violation of the […]
MADISON (WORT) — Wisconsin Governor and GOP presidential candidate Scott Walker is calling for President Obama to cancel an official state visit next month with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
UW computer science grad student Shike Mei is using social media to track air pollution in China – in real time, no less.