On today’s show, we dive into the life and work of German playwright Bertolt Brecht, including his testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1947. Fermat’s Last Theater Company in Madison is currently staging a production about Brecht’s HUAC testimony called Singing in the Dark Times. Allen is joined in the studio today by director David […]
Host Allen Ruff interviews historian Paul Buhle. He’s a former Senior Lecturer at Brown University, founder of the SDS Journal Radical America, and author of multiple titles for Verso Books. Following the recent re-issue of his biography, they discuss the life and radical contributions of the famed CLR James.
Host Allen Ruff chats with historian Paul Buhle, former senior lecturer at Brown University and author of dozens of books on radicalism, about the life and times of John Chapman — better known as Johnny Appleseed.
Allen Ruff talks with graphic artist Seth Tobocman and historian Paul Buhle. They discuss their recently released graphic biography of the renowned movement lawyer, Leonard Weinglass, the famed cases in which he was involved and their meaning for us today. Seth Tobocman is a radical comic book artist who has been living in Manhattan’s Lower […]
This week marks the 100th anniversary of the “Easter Rising” of 1916. Today Allen Ruff speaks with historian Paul Buhle, who helped produce the biographical comic on the Irish revolutionary socialist James Connolly. Paul Buhle is an honorary scholar in the Center for Jewish Studies at UW-Madison. Previously he was a senior lecturer at Brown […]
Today Allen Ruff talks with Paul Buhle, editor of “Red Rosa,” the long-awaited graphic biography of the great revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg. Paul Buhle is a retired lecturer of Brown University and editor of over 35 volumes dealing with the history of radicalism in the United States and the Caribbean, studies of popular culture, and a […]