What motivates people to get involved politically? Today on the show, we learn about the behind-the-scenes reality of campaigning from Savion Castro, a Madison-based community organizer who campaigned for Barack Obama in 2012 and is currently a legislative aide for State Representative Shelia Stubbs.
As the Wisconsin State Senate meets to vote on the state budget today, Ali explores all things budget with State Representative Chris Taylor of the Joint Finance Committee. With the input of listener-callers, they cover Tony Evers and the “People’s Budget,” special education, gerrymandering, and the role of money and privatization in shaping public and […]
Today as we observe Juneteenth and celebrate the freedom of all people in the United States, Ali hosts a critical conversation about ongoing racial injustice and the impact of intolerance and discrimination on young people. Together with guest Jeff Spitzer-Resnick, she takes a close look at the racial dynamics in our public schools, particularly through […]
What is wealth? What are the barriers of access to economic security—and how do we overcome them? Today on the show, Ali explores these questions in-depth with Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, one of the authors of the new report “Ten Solutions to Bridge the Racial Wealth Divide.” He offers a clear overview of the racial wealth gap, […]
For today’s special pledge drive episode, Ali explores the intersections of education and anti-racist activism with Tara Affolter, longtime educator and author of Through the Fog: Towards Inclusive Anti-Racist Teaching. Tara Affolter is associate professor of education studies at Middlebury College. She holds a PhD in education policy studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She […]
To understand issues like mass incarceration and racist policing, you have to go back in history—farther back than Reagan’s war on drugs or even Johnson’s proposed war on crime. That’s the argument of Simon Balto, our guest today and the author of Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power. He spends […]