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

Pagan Roots of Christmas

12/25/13 12:59 PM | A Public Affair

Selena Fox Today maybe Christmas Day, but what is the real meaning of Christmas? What are the Pagan origins and history of Christmas that influence our Christmas traditions? Find out on this edition of A Public Affair!

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Happiness in 2013

12/24/13 12:53 PM | A Public Affair

A Smiley face What were some of things that made you smile during 2013? What we some of our greatest achievements of 2013? Check out today’s special edition of A Public Affair to hear about all of the things that made us smile in 2013!

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The Radical Jesus

12/23/13 12:01 PM | A Public Affair

Cover of The Radical Jesus What fresh preservatives can looking at the historical stories of Jesus through graphic art present? Find out on this edition of A Public Affair!

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Latest Update on Brazil

12/20/13 12:58 PM | A Public Affair

logo of COHA Is it possible that Snowden might get asylum in Brazil? What is the relationship like between the United States and Brazil today? Listen to today’s show to find out more!

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Your Hot Topics of the Year

12/19/13 2:10 PM | A Public Affair

Matthew Rothschild A lot has happened in 2013 ranging from education reform here in Wisconsin to the Edward Snowden NSA scandal. So what stories ranked on the top of your list? Find out what our listeners thought were some of the most important topics of 2013.

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Israeli Academic and Cultural Boycott

12/18/13 1:39 PM | A Public Affair

Logo of BDS The American Studies Association reached a resolution this week that endorses and honors of the boycott of Israeli academic institutions. Votes that endorse the boycott, may have greater implications for the liberation Palestinian people, but for others the votes are viewed as an attack on academic freedom of Israelis.

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What Can Be Done About Minimum Wage?

12/17/13 2:07 PM | A Public Affair

Dollar in hand What do you think about the minimum wage? Can you survive and provide the basic goods and necessities if you are only making minimum wage? Should it be raised or should if stay the same? Find out more on this edition of A Public Affair!

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The Family

12/16/13 1:33 PM | A Public Affair

Cover of The Family On Monday December 16th on A Public Affair, our host John Quinlan was joined by guest is David Laskin, author to discuss his latest book, of “The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart of the Twentieth Century”. Spanning 150 years, and the different experiences of various branches of his Jewish family in Eastern Europe, Palestine, and the US, it’s a book written with the evocatively lyrical style of great fiction, in evoking fascinating individual stories amidst the backdrop of events both tragic and uplifting.

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Latest Update on Ukraine

12/13/13 1:21 PM | A Public Affair

Ukraine's Flag As Ukraine’s opposition continues to press forward with its standoff with the government, what can be expected in Ukraine if tension continues to build?

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The Making of Global Capitalism

12/12/13 11:35 AM | A Public Affair

Cover of The Making of Global Capitalism Just how big of a role does United States play in global capitalism?

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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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