With the 2020 general election on the horizon, we turn our attention to voting and progressive politics for today’s show with Jane Kleeb, chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party and author of the new book Harvest the Vote: How Democrats Can Win Again in Rural America. She and Patty spend the hour discussing issues facing […]
In the streets, in the courtroom—victories for social justice and equality take place in both. For today’s show, author and attorney Michael Steven Smith tells the stories of extraordinary lawyers who fought for justice and advanced the progressive movement, as highlighted in his new book, Lawyers for the Left. Michael Steven Smith is an attorney, […]
Tony Castañeda speaks with journalist Dan Kaufman, who’s reported on Wisconsin’s recent political changes for The New York Times and The New Yorker. His new book The Fall Of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest Of A Progressive Bastion And The Future Of American Politics gives a deep political history of state, from the formation of the […]
Tuesday host Carousel Bayrd speaks with Professor Sue Robinson, author of the book Networked News, Racial Divides: How Power and Privilege Shape Public Discourse in Progressive Communities, about progressiveness and race in Madison. Also in the studio is activist and Education Equity Consultant at Wisconsin DPI, Ananda Mirilli. We’ve got copies of this book available for […]
“If you make yourself a sheep, the wolves will eat you.” — Benjamin Franklin We wrap up the first week of pledge drive with guest Dennis Johnson, co-editor with Valerie Merians of What We Do Now: Standing Up for Your Values in Trump’s America, a collection of essays on what people are doing to protect […]
MADISON (WORT) — Wisconsin progressives were dealt a painful blow when Russ Feingold was unseated by business executive Ron Johnson in the 2010 U.S. Senate race. It turned out to be just the first of several crushing defeats for progressives. As Feingold tells WORT’s Dylan Brogan in this exclusive interview, Wisconsin is ready for a new approach, even if it’s from a familiar face.