“If you make yourself a sheep, the wolves will eat you.” — Benjamin Franklin We wrap up the first week of pledge drive with guest Dennis Johnson, co-editor with Valerie Merians of What We Do Now: Standing Up for Your Values in Trump’s America, a collection of essays on what people are doing to protect […]
In this three-part program, today’s theme focuses on responding to President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders and how they will effect citizens. First up, Shabnam Lotfi discusses Trump’s travel ban on seven predominantly Muslim countries. Lotfi is a University of Wisconsin Law School graduate who specializes exclusively in immigration law. Over the past few years, she […]
We begin the show with Larry Dupuis, legal director with the ACLU of Wisconsin, who recently filed a lawsuit challenging conditions at Wisconsin’s youth prison. Next, Esty is joined by organizers and speakers of the No Child Behind Bars tour, Amanda Weatherspoon and Nadya Tannous, and local activist Brandi Grayson. Amanda Weatherspoon is a Unitarian Universalist minister […]
On today’s show, Esty Dinur talks with Jake Johnston on the recent arrest and extradition to Miami notorious former paramilitary leader, DEA-most-wanted fugitive, and Haitian senator-elect Guy Philippe. Later, she is joined in the studio by Ruth Conniff, to discuss the confirmation hearings thus far of Trump’s nominees. Jack Johnston is Research Associate and lead blogger for the […]
What energy policies can we expect from the Trump administration? It’s not clear even Trump knows the answer to that. Today Esty discusses this with Michael Klare. Michael Klare is a professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College, and the author of Rising Powers/Shrinking Planet, Resource Wars and Blood and Oil, and […]
What are you looking forward to in 2017? What are you happy to say goodbye to moving into the new year? On this last A Public Affair of the year, we’re saying goodbye to 2016, and looking forward to 2017. Today’s open line with Esty Dinur features the issues that matter to you.