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

Capitol Access Rules Struck Down

07/16/13 2:04 PM | A Public Affair

Credit: Jonathan Rosenblum Want to speak out at the State Capitol? Attorney Steven Porter is challenging the Walker Administration over who can use the building without a permit. And so far, he’s winning.

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Facebook Banning

07/15/13 2:25 PM | A Public Affair

facebook On the second half of the Monday July 15th show, host Yuri Rashkin talked with Roberta Retrum about political controversy on Facebook that sometimes results in organizations and groups being banned.

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Wisconsin Business Alliance

07/15/13 2:02 PM | A Public Affair

Wisconsin Business Alliance logo On the first half of the Monday July 15th show, host Yuri Raskin talked with Lori Compas about the Wisconsin Business Alliance as well as Go Wisco!

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Anti-Mining Activism

07/12/13 2:41 PM | A Public Affair

Penokee waterway The potential strip mine in the Penokee hills has sparked debate and controversy on both sides of the issue. On the Friday, July 12th A Public Affair, sub host Rebecca Kemble talked with a panel of people involved in the anti-mining activism.

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Egypt Explained

07/11/13 1:59 PM | A Public Affair

huge-cairo-protest Following days of protests and army ultimatums, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was deposed on July 4th, 2013. Now, with an interim President ruling the country, an election date next year, and protestors of both sides filling the streets of Cairo, the question must be asked – what now? On the Thurday, July 11th A Public Affair, host Allen Ruff was joined by Joel Beinen, history professor and expert of Egyptian studies at Stanford, to talk about where Egypt might go from here.

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Temp Work Looking More Permanent

07/10/13 3:11 PM | A Public Affair

temp jobs Job creation has long been a hot-button item for Americans and lawmakers. As the number of temporary workers continues to hike, however, maybe the discussion we need to have is one on the kinds of jobs that are being created.

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WI Budget: Local Effects

07/9/13 1:36 PM | A Public Affair

WI Budget On the Tuesday, July 9th A Public Affair, host Carousel Bayrd was joined by Representative Terese Berceau and Representative Melissa Sargent to discuss the local impacts of the Wisconsin State Budget.

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No More Deaths

07/8/13 1:40 PM | A Public Affair

No More Deaths volunteers carrying water into the desert. Copyright: No More Deaths. The latest immigration reform bill has been hailed as a “fix to our broken immigration system” by Obama and other lawmakers – but is that the whole story?

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Facebook: Activism in the Future?

07/5/13 1:41 PM | A Public Affair

On the Friday, July 5th A Public Affair Yuri Rashkin was joined by Adam Rutherford and Bryan Bliss, Facebook gurus, to discuss Facebook as a tool for businesses, politics and activism.

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Dollarocracy

07/4/13 1:31 PM | A Public Affair

This 4th of July, Allen Ruff was joined by Bob McChesney to talk about his latest book co-authored with John Nichols, “Dollarocracy”. “Dollarocracy” examines what happens to a democracy when big money is involved in elections.

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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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