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 […]
Music and culture played an essential role in inspiring and mobilizing communities of color during the 2020 election. One of the most active bands in these efforts is the L.A. based activist and cultural heritage band Las Cafeteras. Rooted in Mexican Son Jarocho from the State of Veracruz, Las Cafeteras incorporates hip-hop, rock, and reggae […]
In the summer of 1998, Time magazine asked, “Is Feminism Dead?” In reality, it was very much alive. On the margins of mainstream media coverage, lesbians, women of color, and international coalitions were paving the way for 21st-century feminism, including the 2017 Women’s March and the #MeToo movement. On today’s show, guest host Nan Enstad explores […]
Breaking the cycle of domestic violence and sexual assault for almost 24 years — that’s the history of UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence according to Community Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator, Manuel Cerda. He talks with Jan about their services.
Separating children from their families has been a tool used by the government for centuries to terrorize and police communities of color. That’s the topic of Laura Briggs’s new book, Taking Children: A History of American Terror. Today, we welcome Professor Briggs back on the show with us to discuss this history, including the criminalization […]
Damita Brown talks with Eugenia Highland, Restorative Justice Director from YWCA of Madison about Latinx issues in our community, how they relate to the issues faced by other minorities, and what we can all do to work together toward justice. Remembering Miss Milele Chikasa Anana, founder of Umoja Magazine and beautiful and beloved elder of […]