Allen Ruff’s guest is historian and public intellectual Alfred McCoy. He’s the Harrington Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin- Madison, and author of several books, including The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia and Policing America’s Empire: The United States, the Philippines, and the Rise of the Surveillance State. The two discuss his recent piece […]
In the wake of President Trump’s declaration of support for Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, host Allen Ruff speaks with journalist and author Ali Abunimah. He is a columnist, author of books The Battle for Justice in Palestine and One Country: A Bold-Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse, and founder of The Electronic Intifada, a […]
How did we get to the present day of ‘fake news’ and Donald Trump? News Director Molly Stentz speaks with Kurt Anderson about his new book, Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire. They talk about the 500-year history of superstition, false beliefs, and hucksterism in this country. Kurt Anderson is the host of Studio 360, a […]
Thursday host Allen Ruff speaks with Philip Gourevitch, contributor to The New Yorker and the author of several books on foreign policy issues. Gourevitch was in Madison a couple of weeks ago to give a talk about the intersection of President Trump’s administration and foreign policy. Today he and Allen discuss the deep undercurrent of violence […]
The first month of the Trump Administration has brought pledges to deport undocumented immigrants and start construction of a border wall. State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa, of Milwaukee’s 8th District, joins Tony to talk about actions from the White House, the recent Day Without Latinos demonstration, and a court case involving Sheriff David Clarke.
The last time The 8 O’Clock Buzz featured cartoonist Ted Rall was June of 2016. That was only eight months ago, but the world is already a very different place.Last June, Donald Trump had only just secured the Republican nomination, most pundits believed the Donald would soon descend into irrelevancy and Rall’s graphic novel biography, […]