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

The Legacy of Dag Hammarskjöld

04/16/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

Hammarskjold On Tuesday April 16th, Norm Stockwell subbing for Anjuli Brekke interviewed Roger Lipsey, author of the book, “HAMMARSKJÖLD: A Life.” Lipsey is an author, art historian, editor, and translator, and has written on a wide range of topics and intellectual figures.

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More than They Bargained For

04/15/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

more-than-they-bargained-for_33 On Monday April 15th, host Tim Hansel interviewed Jason Stein and Patrick Marley about their recent book, “More than They Bargained For: Scott Walker, Unions, and the Fight for Wisconsin.”

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Wisconsin Film Festival

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

IMAG2351 On Friday April 12th, Jan Levine Thal hosted a special Film Festival edition of A Public Affair. She spoke with three directors whose films were featured at this years Wisconsin Film Fest.

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North Korea, What’s Really Happening

04/11/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

north_korea1-620x412 On Thursday April 11th, host Allen Ruff spoke with Tim Shorrock about the current situation in North Korea. Shorrock is the author of “Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing.” He grew up in Japan and South Korea and has been reporting about Korea since the 1970s for many publications at home and abroad.

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Arguing for Our Lives: A User’s Guide to Constructive Dialog

04/10/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

jensen On Wednesday April 10th, Norm Stockwell interviewed author Robert Jensen about his book, “Arguing for Our Lives: A User’s Guide to Constructive Dialog.” Robert Jensen is a professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and a founding board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center.

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Tensions Build on the Korean Peninsula

04/9/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

Political Poster On Tuesday April 9th, host Anjuli Brekke discussed the conflict on the Korean peninsula with experts Hyun Lee and Christine Hong.

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Legacy of the Nanking Massacre

04/8/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

nanking On Monday April 8th, host John Quinlan interviewed Susan O’Leary who previewed her Tuesday program for the United Nations Association “Visiting Nanking to Promote Reconciliation between China and Japan around the 1937 Massacre of Chinese Civilians by the Japanese Military.” This is an effort led by her friend and teacher, the internationally-renowned artist and peace activist Kazuaki Tanahashi, who will be presenting a display of his work in Madison in August.

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State of the World 2013

04/5/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

sustainability On Friday April 5th, host Esty Dinur spoke with Tom Prugh, co-director of the State of the World 2013 and State of the World 2014 projects.

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State of the Labor Movement

04/4/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

Frank On Thursday April 4th, host Allen Ruff interviewed Frank Emspak about the state of national labor movements. Frank Emspak is the executive producer of Workers Independent News and producer of the People’s Mic. He also works with Labor Radio at WORT.

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Paradise Lot

04/3/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

paradiseLot On Wednesday April 3rd, host Tim Hansel interviewed Eric Toensmeier about his recent book, “Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One-Tenth of an Acre, and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City.”

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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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