January 20, 2020 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Throughout the day, a variety of events take place, and speakers around the nation offer their interpretation of what Dr. King’s legacy means for us today. Here, at the Monday Buzz, though, it has become an annual tradition to hear from the man himself. So, here […]
As part of our ongoing coverage of the F-35 fighter jets, today Allen is joined by defense analyst Pierre Sprey, an outspoken critic of the F-35s who raises serious concerns about their safety. Over the course of the hour, Sprey makes the case for how the F-35s weaken US air power and why opposing them […]
Since the U.S.-ordered killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani over the weekend, a lot of Americans have been trying to make sense of what’s going on in Iran—and why the United States has escalated its involvement. To get more context on U.S.–Iran relations and what comes next, for today’s episode Ali talks to political science […]
It’s Thanksgiving, which on A Public Affair means Will Williams joins us in studio. Will is a Vietnam veteran and activist with Veterans for Peace. He talks with host Allen Ruff about activism, military, Native struggles, President Trump, F-35 fighter jets, and white nationalists.
Today, we continue our ongoing conversation about the Air Force’s intention to site a fleet of F-35 fighter jets at Truax Field in Madison. “What has been scarce in this debate is actual information,” says alder Rebecca Kemble. She and journalist Dylan Brogan join Allen in the studio today to get down to the facts […]
Madison has been in an ongoing public debate about the possible siting of F-35 fighter jets at Truax Field. For today’s F-35 update episode, we speak with Representative Chris Taylor and Amelia Royko-Maurer, both of whom were part of a delegation of Madison-area community leaders and elected officials who traveled to Burlington, Vermont last week […]