In this segment of the show, we talk with Tessa Echeverria from the Eken Park Resistance, a group of neighbors opposing the siting of F-35 fighter jets in Madison, about their community gathering this weekend, which has been moved online in light of current public health recommendations. For the remainder of the live hour, we […]
The final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the proposal to base F-35 military jets at the Truax Air National Guard Base was released earlier this week, confirming community leaders’ concerns about the impact of the F-35s on the health and safety of Madison residents. Today on the show, Allen is joined by Alder Rebecca Kemble […]
To kick off the station’s winter pledge drive, Patty spends the hour with Michael Klare to discuss his new book, All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon’s Perspective on Climate Change. Michael T. Klare is a professor of Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College and defense correspondent at The Nation magazine. He is the […]
Yesterday, the United States Air Force posted its Final Environmental Impact Statement for the fifth beddown operation of F-35 fighter jets. The final statement says Madison’s 115th Fighter Wing, located at Truax Field on Madison’s northeast side, remains “the preferred alternative” for the next beddown. In a press release yesterday, the Madison-based Badger Air Community […]
As part of our ongoing coverage of the F-35 fighter jets, today Allen is joined by defense analyst Pierre Sprey, an outspoken critic of the F-35s who raises serious concerns about their safety. Over the course of the hour, Sprey makes the case for how the F-35s weaken US air power and why opposing them […]
It’s Thanksgiving, which on A Public Affair means Will Williams joins us in studio. Will is a Vietnam veteran and activist with Veterans for Peace. He talks with host Allen Ruff about activism, military, Native struggles, President Trump, F-35 fighter jets, and white nationalists.