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

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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Celebrating the Life of Jose Muñoz

12/11/13 11:18 AM | A Public Affair

Jose Munoz Last week the large and diverse community of queer theorists lost one of it’s most significant voices, Jose Muñoz.

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Women in Politics

12/10/13 1:32 PM | A Public Affair

Emerge States Map Why is there a need for women to participate in politics? Why aren’t more people running for political office? Find out on this edition of A Public Affair!

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Defining the Struggle

12/9/13 11:38 AM | A Public Affair

Defining the Struggle cover On Monday December 9th, our host John Quinlan was joined by Susan Carle, author of “Defining the Struggle:National Organizing for Racial Justice 1880-1910″ to discuss how she counters traditional histories that often identify this as a period of stagnation for civil rights, instead pointing to many groups and individuals who laid the foundation for what was to come.

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An Update on the Gogebic Taconite

12/6/13 1:38 PM | A Public Affair

Iron Ore What could an open-pit mine mean for the ecosystem of the Penokee Hills? Find out more about the controversial plans on this episode of A Public Affair.

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Effects of Voter ID Law

12/6/13 11:22 AM | A Public Affair

Advancement Project logo In November, the Voter ID trial was taking place in Milwaukee. So what happened in the trial and what could it mean for voting? Find out on this edition of A Public Affair!

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The Family Jewels

12/5/13 1:30 PM | A Public Affair

Cover of the Family Jewels Just how much power does the CIA have and how does that affect people in the United States and around the world? Find out today on 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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