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.
As fascist ideologies continue to infect American discourse, Esty spends the hour with Yale philosopher Jason Stanley to identify the core tenets of fascist thought and politics, as outlined in his new book, How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them. Jason Stanley is the Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University. He is the […]
As Congress takes up impeachment proceedings against President Trump, Esty and co-pilot Zoe Sullivan spend the hour with political historian Michael Koncewicz to discuss presidential abuses of power and the history of impeachment through the lens of his book They Said No to Nixon. Michael Koncewicz is a political historian and Cold War Collections specialist the […]
The Trump administration recently declared its interest in purchasing Greenland from Denmark. What’s this all about? In the first segment, we talk to Claus Elholm Andersen, professor of Scandinavian studies in the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic at UW–Madison, to get some insight on Greenland’s history and resources—and why it’s strategically important to global […]
Earlier today, the House Judiciary Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence held open hearings with Special Counsel Robert Mueller about the 448-page Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election, commonly known as the Mueller Report. To make sense of all this, we play select audio clips from […]
Today we bring you a jam-packed variety show! We kick off the hour with a discussion of the Mueller report and what it means for the Trump presidency with guest Eric Umansky from ProPublica. Next, prison activist Ben Turk offers updates on the Wisconsin prisoners’ hunger strike against solitary confinement. And in the final segment, […]