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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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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Madison and Dane County Budgets

10/31/13 2:11 PM | A Public Affair

Dane County Seal Where does your local tax money go? Find out right here on A Public Affair.

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Coming Through the Fog

10/31/13 1:42 PM | A Public Affair

cover of coming through the fog On Thursday October 31st our host Yuri Rashkin was joined by author of “Coming Through the Fog: A Journey Through Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder to Functioning Recovery and Independent Living” Tami Goldstein and her daughter Heather Goldstein to discuss her experience and journey with Heather to recovery.

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Let’s talk about Pseudoscience

10/30/13 1:38 PM | A Public Affair

Pseudoscience is like science, but yet it isn’t. So what is pseudoscience? How is pseudoscience different from science?

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Homeless Issues Facing Madison

10/28/13 1:46 PM | A Public Affair

graph of the number of families in emergency shelters in Dane County With winter just around the corner, homelessness is another important issue that Madison and Dane County will need to consider.

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Dirty Wars

10/25/13 2:02 PM | A Public Affair

Poster for the film Dirty Wars On Friday October 25th, our host Norm Stockwell discussed the film of Dirty Wars with the director, Richard Rowley, and one of writers David Riker as well as what it was like filming Dirty Wars.

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The Syria Dilemma

10/25/13 11:27 AM | A Public Affair

Cover of the book, "The Syria Dilemma On Thursday October 24th, our host Allen Ruff was joined by the co-editors of the book “The Syria Dilemma”, Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel, to discuss what is being done in Syria and what could or should be done in the future. Hashemi and Postel work with the University of Denver’s Center for Middle East Studies.

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Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies

10/23/13 1:45 PM | A Public Affair

Cover of Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies Migrant farm work is an important issue that strikes a cord all around the country. On Wednesday October 23rd our host Karma Chavez discussed this issue with author of “Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farm-workers in the United States”, Seth Holmes.

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Forward Theater Company

10/22/13 1:51 PM | A Public Affair

Cover of the Sons of the Prophet Madison is definitely a theater community and on Tuesday October 22nd our host Carousel Bayrd discussed the one of Forward Theater Company’s plays this season, “Sons of the Prophet”, with two of the company’s founding members, Celia Klehr and Jim Buske.

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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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