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John Quinlan

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Carousel Bayrd

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Karma Chavez and Tim Hansel

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Allen Ruff

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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

Honduras Elections

12/5/13 11:49 AM | A Public Affair

Interviews with Hondrans about the elections To add to the political tension in Honduras, the latest election results are now being challenged, what will this mean for the Honduras elections now and in the future? Find out more on this episode of A Public Affair!

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Concussions and Their Effects on the Brain

12/4/13 1:20 PM | A Public Affair

Dr. Greg Landry Today, more and more children are being injured in competitive sports. An exceptionally high percentage of those injuries are concussions. So what research is being done to reduce the after effects concussions have on the brain? Is it possible to prevent them from happening in the first place?

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Celebrating the Lives of Gene and Linda Farley

12/2/13 10:36 AM | A Public Affair

Linda and Gene Farley On this special edition of A Public Affair, we remembered Gene and Linda Farley. Two people that not only had a positive impacted on the Madison area, but also those around them.

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What is the real meaning of Thanksgiving?

11/28/13 1:32 PM | A Public Affair

Thanksgiving image What does Thanksgiving day mean to you? What is the “real” history of Thanksgiving? Find out today on this Thanksgiving edition of A Public Affair!

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Racial Disparities in Dane County

11/27/13 2:01 PM | A Public Affair

Race to Equity Did you know that Dane County is one of the most unequal places in the entire country when it comes to the color of your skin?

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Reproduction Technology and Family Formation

11/26/13 1:54 PM | A Public Affair

Christie Olsen of Foward Fertility Reproductive technology and family formation are incredibly topical because women are having children later in their lives, more gay and lesbian couples are exploring family planning and international adoption options are becoming less viable options.

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Letters Home to Sarah

11/25/13 1:54 PM | A Public Affair

cover to letters home to sarah Have you ever wondered how the Civil War relates to Wisconsin and what part citizens of Wisconsin played in the war? Find out more on this edition of APA.

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Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel

11/22/13 1:50 PM | A Public Affair

cover of Goliath How is society changing in Israel-Palestine under the rule of authoritarian politics? Author Max Blumenthal investigates.

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The State Policy Network

11/21/13 2:00 PM | A Public Affair

Lisa Graves On Thursday November 21st, our host Allen Ruff spoke with Lisa Graves , Executive Director of the Center for Media and Democracy. Ruff and Graves discussed the recent CMD expose on the State Policy Network (SPN), “a web of so-called ‘think tanks’ that push a right-wing agenda in every state across the country.”

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Updates From This Year’s Climate Summit

11/20/13 3:41 PM | A Public Affair

Warsaw Climate change conference World leaders gather in Warsaw, Poland this week to attempt to negotiate global climate deals. What’s happening there? Will there ever be enough global political will to address the problem?

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