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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Listeners may call in and ask questions of the guests. Callers are asked to pose a question relevant to the subject at hand and refrain from calling more than once per week. You can join us on social media as well!

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Please contact Molly Stentz at (608) 256-2001 or newsflash@wort-fm.org.

LISTEN TO RECENT EPISODES

Monona’s Anti-Bullying Ordinance

07/2/13 2:17 PM | A Public Affair

On Tuesday, July 2nd, A Public Affair’s Carousel Bayrd premiered her first show! She discussed Monona’s new anti-bullying ordinance, which permits police to fine parents if their child bullies another child.

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Supreme Court Rulings Display Contradiction

07/1/13 2:27 PM | A Public Affair

On Monday’s A Public Affair John Quinlan was joined by civil rights attorneys Glorily Lopez and Christopher Krimmer. He also played segments of an exclusive taped interview with US Rep. Mark Pocan. The show followed a week when the US Supreme Court advanced gay marriage, while setting back voting rights, in a week when the Senate also passed a landmark immigration bill that has major problems. It was a contradiction of progress and set-backs.

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Climate: The New Protagonist in History

06/28/13 9:59 AM | A Public Affair

global crisis Geoffrey Parker, history professor at Ohio State University and winner of the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for history, joined Esty Dinur on the Friday A Public Affair to discuss his book “Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century”. This book examines how climate change in the 1600s affected global events, and theorizes how climate change today could do the same.

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Welcome, Carousel Bayrd

06/27/13 5:17 PM | Molly Stentz

Carousel Bayrd WORT 89.9FM welcomes Carousel Bayrd to the airwaves. Carousel will host WORT’s daily lunchtime talk show, A Public Affair, on Tuesdays at noon.

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Is a Police State in Our Future?

06/27/13 2:11 PM | A Public Affair

the progressive Matt Rothschild, editor of the Progressive magazine, joined Allen Ruff on A Public Affair to talk about Snowden, the NSA, and where national security and surveillance will go from here.

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Texas Capitol Occupation Kills Bill

06/26/13 2:49 PM | A Public Affair

texas capitol On Wednesday, just hours after a small group of Texas legislators and thousands of angry citizens effectively killed an anti-abortion bill in the Texas statehouse in a dramatic showdown, we get an update from two women who were there all night. Does this picture remind you of Wisconsin?

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Citizen-Powered Radio

06/25/13 2:40 PM | A Public Affair

For the first time in a decade, the FCC is opening up 1,000 new licenses for low-power radio stations. Will there be one in your community?

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No Drones Wisconsin and Beyond

06/24/13 1:51 PM | A Public Affair

On the Monday, June 24th A Public Affair, host John Quinlan was joined by anti-drone activists to talk about issues of drone warfare and national and statewide efforts to turn back the use of drones.

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Economic Democracy in Madison

06/21/13 1:38 PM | A Public Affair

“Madison does not have one single achievement gap. It has many achievement gaps”, says Justice Castaneda.

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Global NATO and the Catastrophic Failure in Libya

06/20/13 1:39 PM | A Public Affair

On Thursday, June 20th, A Public Affair host Allen Ruff talked with Horace Campbell, professor of African American Studies and Political Science at Syracuse University and author of “Global NATO and the Catastrophic Failure in Libya”. They discussed his book as well as the new model of imperialism and warfare waged by the United States and Europe – and what that means for Africa.

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A Public Affair
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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