A Public Affair

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John Quinlan

John Quinlan

Tuesday

Carousel Bayrd

Carousel Bayrd

Wednesday

Karma Chavez and Tim Hansel

Karma Chavez & Tim Hansel

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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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Racial Disparities in Dane County

11/27/13 2:01 PM | A Public Affair

Race to Equity Did you know that Dane County is one of the most unequal places in the entire country when it comes to the color of your skin?

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Reproduction Technology and Family Formation

11/26/13 1:54 PM | A Public Affair

Christie Olsen of Foward Fertility Reproductive technology and family formation are incredibly topical because women are having children later in their lives, more gay and lesbian couples are exploring family planning and international adoption options are becoming less viable options.

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Letters Home to Sarah

11/25/13 1:54 PM | A Public Affair

cover to letters home to sarah Have you ever wondered how the Civil War relates to Wisconsin and what part citizens of Wisconsin played in the war? Find out more on this edition of APA.

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Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel

11/22/13 1:50 PM | A Public Affair

cover of Goliath How is society changing in Israel-Palestine under the rule of authoritarian politics? Author Max Blumenthal investigates.

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The State Policy Network

11/21/13 2:00 PM | A Public Affair

Lisa Graves On Thursday November 21st, our host Allen Ruff spoke with Lisa Graves , Executive Director of the Center for Media and Democracy. Ruff and Graves discussed the recent CMD expose on the State Policy Network (SPN), “a web of so-called ‘think tanks’ that push a right-wing agenda in every state across the country.”

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Updates From This Year’s Climate Summit

11/20/13 3:41 PM | A Public Affair

Warsaw Climate change conference World leaders gather in Warsaw, Poland this week to attempt to negotiate global climate deals. What’s happening there? Will there ever be enough global political will to address the problem?

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Constitutionality of Act 10

11/20/13 11:50 AM | A Public Affair

Flag of Wisconsin on the state of wisconsin Debate swirling ar ound Act 10 in the Wisconsin Supreme Court has been all over the news lately. So what elements of Act 10 that could be considered unconstitutional? Find out on this edition of A Public Affair!

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50th Anniversary of Kennedy Assassination Remembered

11/18/13 1:52 PM | A Public Affair

470px-John_F._Kennedy,_White_House_photo_portrait,_looking_up Do you remember where you were the day John F. Kennedy was shot? Capital Times Editor Emeritus Dave Zweifel does.

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Project Censored

11/15/13 1:31 PM | A Public Affair

cover of Censored 2014 Have you ever wondered about the stories that don’t make it into the news? Or why news outlets choose those stories over others? Find out on this edition of A Public Affair.

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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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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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