A longtime activist and student of Central America, Aviva Chomsky, professor of history and the Coordinator of Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies at Salem State University in Massachusetts, has written numerous books on Central America. Her latest article “Will Biden’s Central America plan slow migration — or speed it up?” details the details of […]
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 […]
In the catharsis of a new presidency, and the exit of former President Donald Trump, we find ourselves at a crossroads. It’s a crossroads that poet Martín Espada says comes out of four years of dehumanization. It’s a moment, he says, in which we must build a foundation of empathy. Trump may be gone, but […]
On the heels of White House advisor Stephen Miller’s positive COVID test earlier this week, today Esty sits down with journalist Jean Guerrero to talk about her new book on Miller, Hatemonger. They discuss Miller’s white supremacist ideology and how he stokes white fear and rage (including the recent news that a terrorist group planned […]
Photo by McBeth on Flickr. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, allows undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States before they were fifteen years old to stay in the country. Recipients are given a permit, which must be renewed every two years, that allows them to work in the United States. […]
Jan talks with Dr. Ricardo Salvador, Senior Scientist and Director of the Food and Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, about the history of worker exploitation in the U.S. from slavery to current practices of economically depressing agriculture workers.