“All politics is reproductive.” That’s the major claim of Laura Briggs, our guest today. She joins Carousel in the studio for a far-reaching discussion of reproductive justice and contemporary American politics. They talk Reaganomics and the destruction of the social safety net, the stereotype of the “welfare queen,” identity politics, the disappearing 40-hour workweek, reproductive […]
Felicia Kornbluh, associate professor at the University of Vermont and co-author of the book “Ensuring Poverty: Welfare Reform After Twenty Years”, discusses the issues surrounding the poor, twenty years after the passage of the bill “Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)” by the republican-led congress and signed by President Bill Clinton. In retrospect (and maybe […]
What’s new in Wisconsin politics since the midterm elections? Are public assistance recipients going to be drug tested? Why is Mayor Soglin considering a budget veto? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to hear more!