The final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the proposal to base F-35 military jets at the Truax Air National Guard Base was released earlier this week, confirming community leaders’ concerns about the impact of the F-35s on the health and safety of Madison residents. Today on the show, Allen is joined by Alder Rebecca Kemble […]
To kick off the station’s winter pledge drive, Patty spends the hour with Michael Klare to discuss his new book, All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon’s Perspective on Climate Change. Michael T. Klare is a professor of Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College and defense correspondent at The Nation magazine. He is the […]
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.