Today on A Public Affair, Carousel Baryd discusses the topic of immigration. Carousel is an immigrant and so were her mother and grandmother. Carousel acknowledges how immigration will be effected under the Trump administration. She goes in depth about immigration’s importance, its oppression, and challenges. To help add a broader perspective of immigration, Carousel speaks […]
Pledge drive continues with Gabriel Thompson, author of “Chasing the Harvest: Migrant Workers in California Agriculture.” The stories of the more than 800,000 men, women, and children working in California’s fields—one third of the nation’s agricultural workforce—are rarely heard, despite the persistence of wage theft, dangerous working conditions, and uncertain futures. This book of oral […]
On today’s show, we talk about migrant farm workers with writer and photographer David Bacon. His new book, In the Fields of the North/En los campos del norte, Bacon combines oral histories and black-and-white photographs to document the lives of the migrants. Today is also the start of our summer pledge drive! Donate today.
A gallon of conventionally-produced milk currently costs around three dollars. That price could rise to as high as six dollars a gallon if President Donald Trump succeeds in his promise to deport all undocumented immigrants in the United States. That’s because the dairy industry, in Wisconsin and elsewhere, depends heavily on workers from Mexico and […]
Professor Tanya Golash Boza joins Esty Dinur to talk about her book “Deported: Immigrant Policing, Disposable Labor and Global Capitalism.” The program explores the history of mass deportations in this country to try and understand the deep reasons for the current immigrant hysteria. Professor Golash-Boza will be giving a lecture next Friday, March 31, 3 pm, at Agriculture Hall […]
Today Carousel is joined by Wisconsin State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa to discuss the impact Trump’s Muslim Ban and anti-immigration policies, is having on the state. Later in the show, Dee Hall, Managing Editor of Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, discusses the big picture on the impact of Trump’s policies here locally.