Today’s guest is Amy L. Brandzel, on to discuss the recently released book “Against Citizenship: The Violence of the Normative.” The new books takes a close look at political appeals to citizenship. According to Brandzel, citizenship is a violent dehumanizing mechanism that makes the comparative devaluing of human lives seem commonsensical, logical, and even necessary. […]
Today Karma talks with Jeff Halper, co-founder of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions to discuss his new book, “War Against the People.” He will be speaking tonight at 7 p.m. in the DeLuca Forum of the Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery. Jeff Halper is a leading figure in the Israeli peace movement, co-founder of the Israeli […]
It’s National Poetry Month! Today Karma Chavez talks with Chicana jota poet Verónica Reyes to have a conversation about the art and the politics behind her work and what it means for the culture at large. Verónica Reyes is a Chicana feminist jota poet from East Los Angeles, California. She earned her BA from California […]
Today Karma speaks with Dr. Lina Moses, an epidemiologist based in Sierra Leone who now works with the Ebola Survivor Corps on the 2013-2015 outbreak, and community health approaches in Sierra Leone. Moses received her PhD from Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine with transdisciplinary training in community health, environmental health and […]
Today’s guest is Professor Timothy Yu to talk about Asian American writers, the controversy over Calvin Trillin’s Chinese food poem in the New Yorker, and his new book of poetry, 100 Chinese Silences. Timothy Yu is of English and Asian American studies, as well as the director of the Asian American Studies Program at UW-Madison. His […]
The Wisconsin Primary results are in! Today Karma Chavez talks with Dr. Mike Wagner on yesterday’s election and what it means for Wisconsin politics. Mike Wagner is an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin. His research and teaching focuses on how well democracies work.