The United States Postal Service continues to face a financial crisis in the midst of the pandemic and the upcoming presidential election as more and more voters consider mail-in ballots for health and safety. For today’s show, Allen looks at the origins of this crisis and billionaire Charles Koch’s efforts to privatize the USPS since […]
Efforts to undermine and privatize the U.S. Postal Service has continued since the mid-1970’s, according by the recently published research by Lisa Graves, Executive Director of True North Research, in her article “Wait a Minute, Mr. Koch-Man: The Plot to Kill the Public’s Postal Service”. Libertarians, led by the Koch Brothers, have undermined, and continue […]
On today’s episode, guest host Ali Muldrow has a freewheeling conversation with activist and researcher Lisa Graves about American politics right now. With input from callers, they take up the rise of figures like Scott Walker, the intersection of race and politics, the Kavanaugh confirmation, and much more. Lisa Graves is the president of True North […]
It’s a split show today! The first segment features Allen’s conversation with Trita Parsi, co-founder of the National Iranian American Council. They discuss American-Iranian relations under the Trump administration. Next, we hear from Lisa Graves, former chief counsel for nominations for the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. She offers us up-to-date, on-the-ground observations from […]
Lisa Graves joins Allen Ruff on today’s program. Lisa Graves is the Executive Director of the Center for Media and Democracy here in Madison. Graves joined the CMD in 2009, where she and her associates investigate dark money donations, and a ever-broadening examination of policy shapers and democratic investigations. Today they discuss the potential changing […]
Jan Miyasaki interviews Lisa Graves, head of PRWatch and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, about the group’s latest activities as the watchdog for exposing influential money and corporate influence on politics.