Were the CIA’s torture tactics necessary to protect national security? Today’s guest is former CIA counter-terrorism officer and former senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, John Kiriakou. Kiriakou recently wrote a piece in response to a book coming out by Bush-era CIA directors defending torture tactics as necessary to saving lives.
What does it take to create a successful startup? Today Yuri Rashkin talks with founders and members of some of Madison’s most successful startups: Peter Qian of SmartUQ, Wes Schroll of Fetch Rewards, and George McLaughlin of Redox are in the studio as they discuss the road to Silicon Valley.
What is the case for establishing a post-capitalist democracy that serves people over corporations? Today host Yuri Rashkin spoke with Robert McChesney on his book “Blowing the Roof Off the 21st Century: Media, Politics,” the unprecedented power of the prison-industrial complex, role of media and what comes next after capitalism.
Are Legos stifling creativity? Is “teaching to the test” enough? UW Professor Page Moreau’s research finds that today,
working in well-defined problem-solving situations with clear directions for the solution diminishes creative thinking. Today host Yuri Raskin discussed this with Moreau and Melissa Wardy of Pigtail Pals & Ballcap Buddies.
Do you think local elections are fair? Do you trust our local officials to run elections? How valid is the “easy to vote, hard to cheat” claim?
Today host Yuri Rashkin was joined by Karen McKim from Wisconsin Election Integrity and Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell to discuss election integrity and voter fraud.
What does the future hold for immigrants? What policy changes will the general election bring? Today host Yuri Raskin talks with author Margaret Regan to discuss her book “Detained and Deported: Stories of Immigrant Families Under Fire.”