For much of Western history, “freedom” has only meant “white freedom.” That’s the central argument of historian Tyler Stovall’s sweeping new book, White Freedom: The Racial History of an Idea. Today, Thursday host Allen Ruff sits down with Tyler Stovall to discuss his new book and role of race, racism, and white identity in Western […]
The Madison organization Free the 350 Bail Fund works to bail out Black people incarcerated in the Dane County jail system. They argue that incarceration is the modern-day slavery and are calling for an end to prisons. For today’s show, Wednesday host Ali Muldrow spends the hour talking about the racial injustices of the criminal […]
For more than five hours last night, the Madison Common Council listened to public input on the city’s 2021 budget. Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway has proposed a nearly $350 million operating and $161.6 million capital budget for next year. The more than $500 million joint budget comes as the city has been wracked by pandemic-induced economic […]
During a year of non-stop election coverage, we hear the word democracy thrown around a lot. But what does this term really mean—and what can it do in the world of politics and beyond? Today on the show, Patty and co-host Thayer Reed discuss these timely and timeless questions with filmmaker, writer, and activist Astra […]
On today’s episode, long-time social justice advocate Ed Whitfield shares reflections from a life’s work in community organizing and peace work. He argues for the importance of an alternative freedom narrative and shares important insights from the cooperative movement and the world of democratic non-extractive finance. Ed Whitfield is co-founder and co-managing director of the […]
Jan Miyasaki talks with M Adams, co-founder of Madison’s Black Lives Matter and Co-director of Freedom, Inc, about that group’s activities of looking at new definitions and solutions to ending violence against women, gender-non-conforming and transgender folks and children.