A Public Affair

Monday

John Quinlan

John Quinlan

Tuesday

Carousel Bayrd

Carousel Bayrd

Wednesday

Karma Chavez and Tim Hansel

Karma Chavez & Tim Hansel

Thursday

Allen Ruff

Allen Ruff

Friday

Esty Dinur

Esty Dinur

A Public Affair is WORT‘s daily hour-long talk program. It aims to engage listeners in a conversation on social, cultural, and political issues of importance. The guests range from local activists and scholars to notable national and international figures.

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LISTEN TO RECENT EPISODES

The Ghost of Authoritarianism in the Age of the Shutdown

11/14/13 1:55 PM | A Public Affair

Henry Giroux According to today’s guest, a new type of criminal regime now drives American politics, it thrives on fear, racist ideologies and wants nothing more than to destroy what makes democracy possible. A new authoritarianism.

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Flying Blind

11/14/13 1:32 PM | A Public Affair

cover of flying blind On Wednesday November 13th, our host Tim Hansel was joined by Don Mitchell author of “Flying Blind: One Man’s Adventures Battling Buckthorn, Making Peace with Authority and Creating a Home for Endangered Bats”.

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Budget Plans and Citizens Voices Matter Project

11/13/13 1:44 PM | A Public Affair

lol for midwest enviornmental advocates On Tuesday November 12th, our host Carousel Bayrd was joined by multiple guests to discuss several issues affecting not only Dane County, but also other parts of the state.

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Arizona and Immigration

11/12/13 2:02 PM | A Public Affair

Taken by Wing-Chi Poon on 19th December 2004 while entering Arizona on I-10 from New Mexico (westbound traffic). Arizona has received a lot of national attention due to its controversial policies and standpoints on immigration.

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Chomsky and Dershowitz

11/8/13 2:03 PM | A Public Affair

Cover of Chompsky and Dershowitz On Friday November 8th, our host Esty Dinur talked with author Howard Friel about his latest book, “Chomsky Dershowitz: On Endless War and the End of Civil Liberties. To end the show, Dinur told listeners about her latest trip to Israel and an update on the Israel-Palestine.

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Today’s Russia

11/8/13 1:47 PM | A Public Affair

Moscow at Night Today is the the anniversary of the Soviet Revolution of 1917. Russia has come a long way since then, but there is much more work that needs to be done.

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Mascots, Racism and Wisconsin Politics

11/8/13 12:50 PM | A Public Affair

logo of Mukwonago high school logo November is Native American Heritage month, but Native Americans, especially in Wisconsin, are facing several issues such as education, land, and mascots.

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Race and Ethnicity in Madison

11/5/13 2:09 PM | A Public Affair

map of wisconsin Race have become a huge issue for Madison and it needs to be discussed for us to come to solutions as a community. So where should we start?

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Marijuana Politics

11/4/13 1:49 PM | A Public Affair

Cover of Marijuana is safer If marijuana is safer, then why do we punish adults for making the rational and safer choice to use marijuana instead of alcohol? What are the latest updates on marijuana politics?

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Judge Doyle Square

11/1/13 2:17 PM | A Public Affair

plans for Judge Doyle Square On Friday November 1st, host Brenda Konkel was joined by Alder David Ahrens, Activist Susan Pastor, and School Board Member TJ Mertz about Judge Doyle Square and how it will affect Madison residents.

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A Public Affair
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John Quinlan, Carousel Bayrd, Tim Hansel, Karma Chavez, Allen Ruff, & Esty Dinur
A Public Affair is WORT's daily hour-long talk program. It aims to engage listeners in a conversation on social, cultural, and political issues of importance. The guests range from local activists and scholars to notable national and international figures.

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