On today’s Thanksgiving edition, Allen hosts his annual fireside chat with Will Williams, Vietnam veteran and activist with Veterans for Peace. They discuss the origins of Thanksgiving and what it means to be grateful year-round.
It’s a Thanksgiving Edition of A Public Affair with Allen Ruff. Veterans for Peace activist Will Williams is in the studio to talk about the alternative history of Thanksgiving — as the birth of a national myth, and a day of violation of Indigenous Peoples.
It’s that time of year: resolutions are being formed and reflections are made. People take a moment to look back at the past year, and forward to the new year that comes. Today Allen Ruff talks with local activists Rebecca Kemble and Will Williams, as well as you, the listener, to hear your concerns and […]
“The tradition of all dead generations weigh like a nightmare on the brain of the living.” – Karl Marx, 1852 As families join together on Thanksgiving, Allen Ruff presents a discussion on Standing Rock, and how the history of our nation is tied to the present. What are we thankful for? What else should we […]
Happy Veterans Day! Sub host Matt Rothschild is joined in the studio by Will Williams of Madison Veterans for Peace, and Doug Bradley, author of We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War, to discuss the veterans, post-election fear, and “poser patriotism.”
Memorial Day means different things to different people, but most observe it as a day to honor those who have fallen while performing their military duties. The Madison chapter of Veterans for Peace holds a peace rally each year not only to pay tribute to the men and women who have already lost their lives, […]