Most of us couldn’t name the sheriffs of major cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, or Washington, DC, and yet you’ve likely heard of Joe Arpaio. He served as sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona from 1993 to 2017 and was known for his controversial immigration crackdowns. Today on the show, journalists Terry Greene Sterling and […]
Over the past week, the U.S. has seen a series of anti-Asian attacks and hate crimes, especially against women and the elderly. Today, we’re joined by anti-racist organizer Tobita Chow for a discussion of the deeper context surrounding these events and the long history of anti-Asian racism in the U.S. Tobita Chow is the director […]
“Part of what keeps the one-percent in power is controlling the historical narrative and convincing people that only by their own individual effort can they succeed,” says labor historian Toni Gilpin. “What labor history teaches us is that progress for working people comes through collective effort, through mutuality and cooperation, and that’s how progress is […]
Calling both Guatemala City and Madison home, artist Hellen Ascoli uses traditional Guatemalan weaving techniques to make politically pointed art and to develop education curricula that reach across cultures. Ascoli is currently an artist in residence at the Madison Public Library’s Bubbler program.
As we approach the ten-year anniversary of the passage of Act 10, we spend the hour with journalist Dan Kaufman to reflect on the history and legacies of Act 10 and what it’s meant for labor in Wisconsin. Dan Kaufman is a Brooklyn-based journalist who was educated in Madison public schools. His articles have appeared in […]
Today, we spend the hour with scholar activist and historian Robin D. G. Kelley to discuss the long and recent histories of racial capitalism, democracy, abolitionist politics, and Black anti-fascism—and how liberal administrations have held back the movement. Robin D. G. Kelley is Distinguished Professor and Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in U.S. History at […]