The recent armed protests at state capitol buildings around the country remind us of the dangers of the radical right in America. Today, we sit down with journalist David Neiwert to talk about the situation in Michigan, the rise of right-wing authoritarianism, the spread of conspiracy theories, and his broader work reporting on the American […]
In the wake of the mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas over the weekend, we turn our attention to gun violence for today’s episode with guest host Gil Halsted. First, we talk to Patrick Smith, criminal justice reporter for WBEZ, about Chicago’s most violent weekend on record—and how Chicagoans have a different […]
In the wake of the recent massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the right to bear arms and what to do about gun regulation is again under hot debate. Host Alejandro Alonso Galva speaks with historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, who says that the key to understanding the purpose of the Second Amendment is understanding white […]
This Week on Mel & Floyd: Melvina avoids vehicular homicide on her first day of licensed driving, Drumpf on Capitol Hill: “You gotta love me”, The 26 Articles of the Constitution, The Trump Bump, The Vote then Cry Millenial Campaign, and so much more face palm, sad trombone, political news for the Babylonian Inferno that […]
MADISON (WORT) — On Monday, Wisconsin Republicans introduced a bill that aims to prohibit the University of Wisconsin from creating gun-free zones. The bill’s authors say the measure would be a deterrent to crime and is not specifically a response to recent shootings on college campuses. The UW-Madison Police department is against the legislation and […]
This Week On Mel & Floyd: Dr. Smartypant’s Frankenstein President, ugh . . . always the guns, Wisconsin:America’s Dunderland, the selfie vote, and tons more fun!!!