On May 14, 1948, Mariam Fathalla was forced to leave her ancient Palestinian town of al-Zeeb at the age of eighteen. In the year that followed, more than half of all Palestinians were expelled or killed in a series of events now known as al-Nakba (the Catastrophe). For today’s episode, guest host Gil Halsted presents […]
Is the nationalist strain of President Donald Trump unique to the United States? No, says Amitabh Pal, who is writing a book comparing right-wing populisms in the U.S. and in India. In fact, there are parallels between the nationalistic leadership of President Donald Trump and India Prime Minister Narendra Modi. According to Pal, both leaders […]
On Thursday, January 31, Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer gave a public lecture at the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus. For today’s episode, guest host Gil Halsted presents a recording of Dr. Kimmerer’s talk, entitled “We the People: Expanding the Circle of Citizenship for Public Lands.” Robin Wall Kimmerer is a plant ecologist, writer, and SUNY Distinguished Teaching […]
On August 21, 2018, the U.S. saw the beginning of an ongoing nationwide prison strike demanding improved conditions for inmates, sentencing reform, and voting rights. On today’s episode, sub host Gil Halsted takes a close look at the strike with guests Amani Sawari, spokesperson for Jailhouse Lawyers Speak, and Ben Turk of the Milwaukee Incarcerated […]
It’s primary election day in Wisconsin! On today’s episode, hear a variety of election perspectives with guest host Gil Halsted. First, we talk with Matthew Rothschild of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign to get a bird’s-eye view of election issues, including campaign finance. Next, we discuss the relationship between prison reform and elections with Eric Howland […]
On today’s pledge drive show, substitute host Gil Halsted speaks with Joan Treppa, author of Reclaiming Lives: Pursuing Justice for Six Innocent Men. It’s the story of one woman’s mission to find justice for six men she believes were wrongfully convicted right here in Wisconsin.