The firing (and later reinstatement) of security guard Marlon Anderson by Madison Metropolitan School District for repeating a racial slur in an educational moment with a student has ignited a national conversation about race, racism, language, history, and context. Today on the podcast, guest host Harry Hawkins facilitates a timely round table about the n-word, […]
The Trump base is willing to take short-term pain, like losing health insurance, for the hope of the long-term goal of turning back the clock of equity, according to noted historian and author Gerald Horne. He talks with Jan about Trump, race relations, and oppression in the U.S.
The fight against mass incarceration is a fight to fundamentally challenge the assumptions that drive our systems of policing, jails, and prisons in America. It’s also a fight against the practice of cash bail, and there are several groups in Madison who have banded together to take that on. The Free The 350 Bail Fund […]
Earlier this month, the story broke that border patrol agents were participating in a secret Facebook group where they joked about the death of migrants, made racist comments about members of Congress, and posted vulgar and offensive images. But it turns out that this was only the tip of the iceberg. A team of reporters […]
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 […]
For today’s special pledge drive episode, Ali explores the intersections of education and anti-racist activism with Tara Affolter, longtime educator and author of Through the Fog: Towards Inclusive Anti-Racist Teaching. Tara Affolter is associate professor of education studies at Middlebury College. She holds a PhD in education policy studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She […]