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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Fine Arts in Madison

10/8/13 1:52 PM | A Public Affair

The Overture Center for the Arts logo One of Madison’s greatest draws has to be its theaters. On Tuesday October 8th, our host Carousel Bayrd was joined by Rob Chappell, the director of strategic communications for the Overture Center for the Arts, and Pam Andros the director of Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission and Senior Planner for Dane County, to discuss the Overture Center for the Arts as well as the arts in Madison.

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The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths about the Murder of Matthew Shepard

10/7/13 1:51 PM | A Public Affair

Cover of, "The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths about the Murder of Matthew Shepard" As we mark the 15th anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s horrific murder this month, a new book questions whether his death was the result of a hate crime, or based in a history of drug abuse and a sexual relationship with one of his assailants. On Monday October 7th, our host John Quinlan discussed the book, “The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths about the Murder of Mattew Shepard” with author Stephen Jimenez.

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Politics Close to Home and in Greece

10/4/13 1:39 PM | A Public Affair

panyotakis On Friday October 4th, our host Esty Dinur was joined by Damon and CJ Terrell for the first half of the show to discuss updates with the solidarity sing-a-long at the capitol here in Madison. For the second half of the show, Dinur was joined by Costas Panayotakis, an associate professor of social theory, political economy and environmental sociology at New York City College of Technology, to talk about what’s happening in Greece and the Golden Dawn.

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Today’s Russia and Russian History

10/4/13 11:23 AM | A Public Affair

Flag of Russia From the government shutdown in the United States and its effects on other countries to the LGBT debate concerning the Olympics in Russia, on Thursday October 3rd our host Yuri Rashkin talked with Konstantin Von Eggert, an analyst and writer on Russian and international affairs, about all things Russia.

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Comet ISON and All Things Astronomy

10/2/13 1:50 PM | A Public Affair

Jim Lattis With the government shutdown, it’s likely that we will not have access to NASA’s website today. However on Wednesday October 2nd, our host Tim Hansel was joined by James Lattis, who is the director of the UW Space Place, to tell us about Comet ISON and other various astronomy topics.

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Empowering Victims and Survivors of Domestic Violence

10/1/13 2:11 PM | A Public Affair

Shannon Barry On Tuesday October 1st we talked about domestic abuse and how groups like the Domestic Abuse Intervention Service are being put into action. Our host Carousel Bayrd talked with Shannon Barry, the executive director of DAIS, about what they’re doing to help domestic abuse victim and survivors.

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The Promotion of a Tolerant and Just Community

09/30/13 2:02 PM | A Public Affair

colorful hands around the world n Monday September 30th, our host John Quinlan’s guests included Diego Campoverde-Cisneros who will receive the the 3rd Annual “Alix Olson Award for the Promotion of a Tolerant and Just Community” at the Racial Justice Summit on Wednesday. The production manager of La Movida radio, (Wisconsin’s first 24/7 Spanish language radio station), he is also the found of Aliianza Latina, a support group for LGBT Latina/o community members. Also, Cindy Crane of Seekardia on this year’s “What’s Religion Got to Do with it?” writing contest for LGBT youth.

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Our Planet’s Future

09/30/13 1:30 PM | A Public Affair

The_Earth_seen_from_Apollo_17 On Friday September 27th, our host Esty Dinur was joined by Alex Rivera, a world renown documentary filmmaker, and Alan Weisman, an award-wining journalist to discuss the future of our planet.

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The Keystone XL Pipeline Continues

09/26/13 1:58 PM | A Public Affair

Keystone Pipeline On Thursday September 26th, our host Allen Ruff and Logan Quincy and Steven Horn discussed the controversial politics of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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Racial Disparities in Dane County

09/25/13 1:57 PM | A Public Affair

ywca logo Racial disparities have been plaguing Dane County for quite sometime. To talk about it, our host Karma Chavez talked with Erica Nelson, an attorney who practices public interest law and policy and Colleen Butler, YWCA’s Racial Justice & Outreach Director, on Wednesday September 25th.

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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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