An interdisciplinary group of UW scholars, Randall Brown (Medical School), Susan Lederer (Medical History and Bioethics), and Rachel Kornfield (School of Journalism), come together to discuss the current opioid epidemic, which is making headlines nationally, in Wisconsin, and in Madison. Moderated by Steve Paulson.
Achille Mbembe, born in Cameroon, obtained his Ph.D in History at the Sorbonne in Paris in 1989 and a D.E.A. in Political Science at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Paris). He was Assistant Professor of History at Columbia University, New York, from 1988-1991, a Senior Research Fellow at the Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C., from 1991 […]
Jeremy Scahill confronts America’s War on Terror—a campaign of assassinations, drone strikes, surveillance, and covert ops—with rare insight. In talks, he draws from his nearly two decades of investigative reporting to illuminate the biased media coverage and hidden agendas of US foreign policy. In so doing, he offers an ethical appeal for greater transparency and […]
Lena Waithe is one of Hollywood’s most promising up-and-coming talents, who continues to grow her body of work with diversity, charisma, and comedy. One of Hollywood Reporter’s “TV Breakouts”, Waithe expertly taps into emerging cultural sensibilities with a sharp wit, speaking to myriad experiences from her unique perspective and challenging audiences to think outside of […]
Lisa Graves joins Allen Ruff on today’s program. Lisa Graves is the Executive Director of the Center for Media and Democracy here in Madison. Graves joined the CMD in 2009, where she and her associates investigate dark money donations, and a ever-broadening examination of policy shapers and democratic investigations. Today they discuss the potential changing […]
Rockameem Bell, local drummer and community activist, will host the program this evening, talking about some of the recent events relating to how people in the U.S. are getting along. He’ll have some good music to play that will provide thinking space, and he asks all of us listeners (our family!) to bring our thinking […]