For today’s pledge drive edition, Allen is joined by Flint Taylor to discuss the history of police violence in Chicago and his new book, The Torture Machine. Flint Taylor is a founding partner of the People’s Law Office in Chicago, a longtime National Lawyers Guild member, and a founding editor of the Police Misconduct and Civil […]
Matt Rothschild and Allen Ruff look at the good (the election of Tony Evers; protest from Parkland students), the bad (potential lack of economic return from Foxconn), and the ugly (climate change, fascism, and antisemitism), and more from the year that was. Briefly, they gaze into what’s to come in 2019. Matt Rothschild is the executive […]
We continue our midterm coverage today with some election reflections from Matt Rothschild of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Over the course of the hour, he responds to listener questions and reflects on the rise of Trump, the fall of Scott Walker, the urban–rural divide, bipartisanship, and the fate of our democracy. Matt Rothschild is executive […]
Allen Ruff speaks with historian Nancy MacLean, author of the award-winning look at the origins of the right’s ongoing offensive, Democracy in Chains. She’s the William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University, where she teaches courses on post-1945 America, social movements, and public policy history. MacLean is the featured speaker at the […]
Host Allen Ruff is joined in the studio by two WORT regulars: Bob McChesney, Professor of Communication at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Matt Rothschild, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. They talk about the importance of community radio and the necessity of supporting independent voices in today’s media landscape.
Matt Rothschild leads the political watchdog group WI Democracy Campaign, which independently tracks donor to politics. In the current environment of “dark money” funding campaigns, it is increasingly difficult to learn who finances politicians or legislation.