Allen Ruff and intellectual Kim Moody discuss the new age of capital and how it is reshaping the battleground of class war. Moody is a decades-long writer on labor and working-class advocate. From 1979 to 2001, Moody served on the staff of Labor Notes magazine in Detroit, which he helped to found. He’s author of a number […]
Host Allen Ruff is joined in the studio by two WORT regulars: Bob McChesney, Professor of Communication at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Matt Rothschild, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. They talk about the importance of community radio and the necessity of supporting independent voices in today’s media landscape.
How influential was Russian meddling in the 2016 election? What kind of threat does Russia under Putin pose amidst all the talk of a “new Cold War”? In a two-part show, host Allen Ruff spoke with University of Massachusetts-Boston political analyst Thomas Ferguson, co-author of a recent in-depth study examining the factors which gave Trump […]
How should we think about the recent gun violence in Parkland, Florida? How do we understand the ascent of Donald Trump as part of a longer trend? What does the coming administration portend? And what is the way forward? Thursday host Allen Ruff is in conversation with radical social critic and educator Henry Giroux. Professor […]
Allen Ruff speaks with S Scott Taylor, a freelance journalist from NYC, who has been working and reporting in and around the Kurdistan region for the past five years. He is the founder of Surviving Artists, an art therapy organization for survivors of conflict. Taylor was in Iraq for the near invasion of Erbil in […]
How do we understand borders, the boundaries that define nation-states? What are the historical roots and causes of the global refugee crisis, and the borders that define the spatial relations of our increasingly globalized and imperiled planet? How do we begin to think outside the box in regard to immigration and the movement of imperiled […]