If you walk into the Wisconsin State Historical Society Museum in Madison, you’ll find a good chunk of the building dedicated to the socialist and progressive politics of the Badger State. Historically, Wisconsin led the nation in thoughtful, progressive and pragmatic policy. Wisconsin was home to early abolitionists, was the first state to ratify the […]
Last week, Thursday host Allen Ruff interviewed Dan Kaufman about his book The Fall of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics. Their conversation largely focused on Wisconsin’s progressive past and the history of the Wisconsin Idea. This week, we invited Dan back for another telephone interview to hone […]
What happened to the Wisconsin Idea? On today’s show, Allen interviews author Dan Kaufman about Wisconsin’s progressive roots. The people of Wisconsin have long believed in protecting natural resources and supporting public education and the university. However, Kaufman argues that the rise of Scott Walker and other conservative influences in the state have led to the dismantling of […]
Tony Castañeda speaks with journalist Dan Kaufman, who’s reported on Wisconsin’s recent political changes for The New York Times and The New Yorker. His new book The Fall Of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest Of A Progressive Bastion And The Future Of American Politics gives a deep political history of state, from the formation of the […]
Tone Madison‘s Scott Gordon talks with Madison native, musician, and journalist Dan Kaufman about growing up in Madison in the 1980s and getting exposed to that era’s great Midwestern underground—especially Appliances-SFB, whose singer, Tom Laskin, died on June 15. Subscribe to the Tone Madison/WORT-FM podcast on iTunes.