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

1-Year Anniversary of the Palmero’s Worker Strike

06/5/13 1:45 PM | A Public Affair

Christine Neumann-Ortiz On Wednesday, June 5th, host Karma Chavez talked with Christine Neumann-Ortiz of Voces de la Frontera about labor, immigration issues, and the 1-year anniversary of the Palermo’s worker strike.

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Confronting Evils

06/4/13 1:33 PM | A Public Affair

On Tuesday, June 4th sub host Tim Hansel interviewed UW-Madison philosophy professor Claudia Card about her book “Confronting Evils: Terrorism, Torture, Genocide”. Throughout the hour they discussed what makes something evil, examples of evil within our world today, and what our responsibility to combat evil is.

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The Working-Class Majority

06/3/13 1:37 PM | A Public Affair

On the Monday, June 3rd show of A Public Affair, host Stu Levitan talked with author Michael Zweig about his book “The Working-Class Majority”. This book discusses issues of class and class stigmatization in America.

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The Current State of Syria

05/31/13 1:51 PM | A Public Affair

A photo of Jennifer Loewenstein On Friday May 31, our host Esty Dinur interviewed Jennifer Loewenstein, the Associate director of the Middle East Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin Madison, about what’s happening in Syria.

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Domestic Spying and Homeland Security

05/30/13 2:14 PM | A Public Affair

A photo of Beau Hodai On Thursday May 30, our host Allen Ruff talked with Beau Hodai, author and publisher of D.B.R Press, about Hodai’s report “Dissent or Terror: How the Nation’s Counter Terrorism Apparatus, in Partnership with Corporate America, Turned on Occupy Wall Street”.

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Severe Weather

05/29/13 1:46 PM | A Public Affair

Jonathan Martin On Wednesday May 29th, our host Tim Hansel interviewed Jonathan Martin, professor and chair department of the University of Wisconsin Madison’s Atmospheric and Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, about severe weather and more specifically the tornadoes that devastated Moore, Oklahoma

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Revolution in Fossil Fuels Extraction

05/28/13 2:19 PM | A Public Affair

Fossil fuels being burned and or used On Tuesday May 28th, our host Yuri Rashkin interviewed Natasha Udensiva about energy in the twenty first century, in particular about the new emerging technological advances.

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Theater in Our Community

05/27/13 1:48 PM | A Public Affair

mail.google.com On Monday’s show, our host John Quinlan interviewed some youth from Proud Theater for the first part of the show. For the rest of the show, John Quinlan talked about a special production of a new work about a gay male couple who were visible civic leaders in Mineral Point beginning in the 1930s and throughout their 40 year long partnership.

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Pipeline Politics and Renewable Energy

05/24/13 2:19 PM | A Public Affair

A wind farm On Friday May 24th, host Esty Dinur interviewed Steven Mufson about his new book “Keystone XL: Down the Line”. Later she spoke with Mike Dorsey about the renewable energy frontier and climate change.

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The U.S. Labor Movement

05/23/13 2:10 PM | A Public Affair

Photo of Sam Gindin On Thursday May 23rd, our host Allen Ruff interviewed Sam Gindin, a public intellectual and labor activist.

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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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