“As we live in times of hate, we need poems of love.” For today’s episode, Allen is joined in the studio by Matt Rothschild to enjoy a selection of poems performed live on-air by Martín Espada and discuss a wide range of topics like Puerto Rico, identity, mortality, memory, and the beauty of shared humanity. […]
Today we bring you a two-part episode on the public’s right to information hosted by Gil Halsted. First up, Bill Lueders, president of the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council and editor of The Progressive, sheds some light on Senate Bill 50, which proposes to regulate the use of police body cams. Then, we hear from Jonathan […]
The poet Martín Espada has been called “the Pablo Neruda of North America.” His is a voice of conscience, of memory, of living history. Today, he joins host Allen Ruff to read a selection of his poems on the air and discuss what motivates and informs his work as a voice for the voiceless. Martín […]
On January 9, 1909, Senator Robert M. La Follette Sr. (“Fighting Bob La Follette”) of Wisconsin founded The Progressive, a magazine for voices of peace, equality, and justice. As the magazine celebrates its 110th year of publication, we touch base with editor Bill Lueders and publisher Norman Stockwell to hear about the forthcoming June/July 2019 […]
On January 9, 1909, Senator Robert M. La Follette Sr. of Wisconsin founded The Progressive, a magazine for voices of peace, social justice, and the common good. Now in 2018, the publication is continuing its mission. For today’s episode, we catch up with Progressive contributors Douglas Haynes, Mrill Ingram, and Allie Tempus to hear about the December […]
Madison’s Progressive Magazine and the Center for Media and Democracy are getting hitched. And Jim Hightower’s presiding. And everyone’s invited.