First, Esty Dinur speaks with Chip Gibbons from Defending Rights & Dissent about the the prosecutions of journalists Aaron Cantú and Alexei Wood. Cantú and Wood were covering an Inauguration Day protest this year when they were arrested, then charged with multiple rioting crimes. Their trials began this week. Then, we hear from Kevin Ripp and Shawn Convey, […]
Esty Dinur explores some books at the Wisconsin Book Festival happening this weekend, Friday November 3rd – Sunday, November 5th. Lauren Markham is a writer and reporter whose work has appeared in VQR, The New Yorker.com, The Guardian, The New Republic, This American Life, and many others. Her writing and reporting centers around migration, youth and the environment. […]
Friday host Esty Dinur interviews Thomas Abowd, Professor of Anthropology at Tufts University, and author of Colonial Jerusalem: The Spatial Construction of Identity and Difference in a City of Myth, 1948–2012 from Syracuse University Press. She also speaks with Michael Omer-Man, Editor-in-Chief of +972 Magazine, a publication dedicated to covering Israeli and Palestinian affairs.
Today we are talking about the sulfide mining moratorium in Wisconsin. Sulfide mining, which refers to mining hard metals which are embedded in sulfur-bearing rock, is difficult to do in Wisconsin due to the so-called “Prove It First” law, which requires a mining company to prove that a proposed sulfide mine will not pollute the environment. […]
Esty interviews activist Mark Bray, author of the new book Antifa: The Antifascist Handbook. Bray will be in Madison at A Room of One’s Own for a book reading and signing this Monday, October 16th at 6pm.
Friday host Esty Dinur talks about the present, past and future of the disaster in Puerto Rico today. Our guests explain how the US is failing in terms of providing aid, who stands to gain from rebuilding Puerto Rico’s infrastructure, and what the future is likely to bring in terms of physical and economic recovery. […]