There’s been a lot of talk lately about free speech and the First Amendment. What is—and what isn’t—protected free speech? Today on the show, legal expert Howard Schweber breaks it down for us and answers our questions. Howard Schweber is a professor of political science and legal studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is […]
Many were pleased when President Trump’s Twitter and Facebook and other social media accounts were locked, due to his inflammatory rhetoric. But others are concerned about the power of these large monopolies to regulate “free speech” with little or no oversight. Thomas Hanna, Director of Research at the Democracy Collaborative and author of the book […]
Violence is a central element of American history—and it’s often been used in the service of maintaining white supremacy. Today on the show, Wednesday host Ali Muldrow hosts a roundtable discussion with WBEZ reporter Odette Yousef and history professor Ashley Howard about their reactions to the January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol, the existential […]
What makes an idea dangerous? In tonight’s episode, Kevin Lauterjung and Kelly Schwartz discuss the intellectual dark web (IDW), from subversive origins to Youtube mainstay. How did the IDW become associated with the political right? Where should we draw the line in discussing identity? Is there a free speech issue on US campuses? Join us […]
On Friday the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents will decide on rules that would establish mandatory minimum punishments for students who are found to disrupt free speech on multiple occasions. If adopted, the rules will mandate that students who disrupt the free speech rights of another student or an invited speaker on two occasions […]
On Thursday, April 25th, Tony Castaneda speaks with David Barsamian, host of Alternative Radio, about the recent arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.