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

Sustaining Activism

04/29/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

sustainableactivism On Monday April 29th, host John Quinlan interviewed Emma Sokoloff-Rubin, co-author of “Sustaining Activism: A Brazilian Women’s Movement and a Father-Daughter Collaboration.”

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The Dark Side of Chocolate

04/26/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

darkchocolate On Friday April 26th, host Esty Dinur interviewed film maker U. Roberto Romano about his film “The Dark Side of Chocolate.”

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WORT Seeks Talk Host

04/25/13 5:49 PM | Molly Stentz

word bubble Have you ever wanted to be on the radio? Do you enjoy learning about the world and sharing interesting news and information with those around you? Consider becoming a host of A Public Affair on WORT.

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Mornings in Jenin

04/25/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

Susan2 On Thursday April 25th, host Allen Ruff spoke with author Susan Abulhawa about her book, “Mornings in Jenin.” Abulhawa was born to refugees of the 1967 war when Israel captured what remained of Palestine, including Jerusalem.

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Comprehensive Immigration Reform

04/24/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

katrod On Wednesday April 24th, host Karma Chavez interviewed Kat Rodriguez of Coalición de Derechos Humanos in Tucson, to talk about Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

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Housing is a Human Right

04/23/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

Brendakonkel On Tuesday April 23rd, Brenda Konkel spoke with a panel about the upcoming Housing is a Human Right Summit. She spoke with Anthony Prince of the National Lawyers Guild, Karen Andrews of the First United Methodist Church and Heidi Weglietner of the Dane County Board of Supervisors.

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“The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?”

04/22/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

diamond On Monday April 22nd, host Anjuli Brekke, spoke with author Jared Diamond about the lessons we can learn from traditional societies.

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Split Show: Updates from the Boston Bombing and Interview with Michael Brune of the Sierra Club

04/19/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

SierraLogo On Friday April 19th, host Esty Dinur started the show with a discussion about the Boston bombing and the Chechnya connection with Chip Berlet and Professor Uli Schamiloglu. During the second half of the program she interviewed Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, who was the keynote speaker at Isthmus Green Day on Saturday April 20th at the Terrace Community and Convention Center.

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The Trauma of PTSD

04/18/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

PTSD On Thursday April 18th, host Allen Ruff interviewed Jeremiah Goulka, author of the timely piece on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, “Iraq Is Such a House of Trauma, It Doesn’t Take Much to Get PTSD.” Allen discussed with Goulka his observations and experience with what amounts to something approaching “national trauma.”

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Defending Public Education from Corporate Takeover

04/17/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

publiced On Wednesday April 17th, host John Quinlan interviewed Todd Price about the book he co-edited, “Defending Public Education from Corporate Takeover.”

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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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