As we approach the ten-year anniversary of the passage of Act 10, we spend the hour with journalist Dan Kaufman to reflect on the history and legacies of Act 10 and what it’s meant for labor in Wisconsin. Dan Kaufman is a Brooklyn-based journalist who was educated in Madison public schools. His articles have appeared in […]
Today on the show, Allen spends the hour putting the summer’s street protests in historical context by looking at the political valence of riots over time with Joshua Clover, author of Riot. Strike. Riot. Among other things, they talk about reclaiming the word “riot” as a response to state violence, the difference between strikes (the […]
With mass mobilization and protest ongoing throughout Chile since October, we turn our sights back to Santiago for today’s episode. What are the popular grievances, concerns, and demands that have brought millions of people into the streets—and what have these grassroots movements been able to achieve? Our guest is historian Adam Schesch, recently returned from […]
People are taking to the streets in Chile to protest economic injustice, rising inequality, and human rights violations reminiscent of the dictatorship years. On October 25, over a million people attended a mass demonstration demanding the resignation of President Sebastián Piñera. For today’s episode, we put the Chilean uprising in historical and social context with […]
Teacher strikes in Oklahoma are reaching the two-week mark. Why are teachers protesting? And what are the similarities to the Wisconsin strike seven years ago? Tony Castaneda gets the lowdown Mike Elk, reporter for The Guardian and Senior Labor Reporter for Payday Report, a site that provides labor reporting in news deserts.
What is happening in Sanaa, the capitol of Yemen? Is the country on the brink of collapse? Why did President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi resign? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!