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

An Update on Turkey

08/22/13 1:46 PM | A Public Affair

Turkish Flag On Thursday August 22nd, host Allen Ruff discussed recent mass protests and demonstrations in Turkey with UW grad student and Turkish national, Taylan Acar who just returned from Istanbul where he witnessed these events over the last months.

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Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

08/21/13 1:59 PM | A Public Affair

A gavel, handcuffs, and a law book Recently, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Obama Administration will no longer be enforcing the standing rules on mandatory-minimum sentencing for drug offenders. Host Tim Hansel discussed what this could mean for our justice system with Molly Gill from Family’s Against Mandatory Minimums and former Wisconsin assistant attorney general Tim Kiefer.

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Madison’s Future

08/20/13 1:56 PM | A Public Affair

Madison sky view What will the city of Madison look like in 10 years? What do you expect to see? Today on A Public Affair, we had a chance to preview this change. On Tuesday August 20th, our host Carousel Bayrd sat down with Alders Mark Clear and Marsha Rummel to discuss city redevelopment.

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Haiti and Food Sovereignty

08/19/13 1:57 PM | A Public Affair

Beverly Bell Often times, outside interests dive into areas in crisis, like Haiti, in the name of disaster relief, but instead of aiding the country in need, these groups have a very different impact. Award-wining author, organizer, and Haiti activist Beverly Bell discussed her two latest books, “Fault Lines: Views Across Haiti’s Divide” and “Harvesting Justice: Transforming Food, Land, and Agricultural Systems in the Americas” with our host John Quinlan on Monday August 19th.

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Committing Acts of Journalism

08/16/13 1:50 PM | A Public Affair

craig aaron Following the seizure of AP phone records in mid-May, 2013, the U.S. Senate introduced a media shield law to protect journalists from having to reveal their sources without a court order. Recently, however, a debate has arisen over who qualifies as a journalist and therefore those protections. On the August 16th A Public Affair, sub host Yuri Rashkin was joined by Craig Aaron, President and C.E.O of Free Press, to discuss the bill and controversy.

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Protesters Around the World and Close to Home

08/15/13 1:52 PM | A Public Affair

Fists in the Air On Thursday August 15th, host Allen Ruff discussed protests and controversy in Wisconsin and across the the world. For the first half of the hour, Ruff was joined by Gareth Porter, a historian with a PhD in Southeast Asian studies from Cornell University and an investigative journalist for the Inter Press Service, about the turmoil in Egypt and the possible “peace process” in the Israel-Palestine conflict. For the second half of the show, Ruff spoke live with Greg Gordon, who was at the Capitol in Madison, to give us the latest update on the Solidarity Sing-a-long and arrests.

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Moving Time in Madison

08/14/13 1:46 PM | A Public Affair

Logo for the TRC OF Wisconsin The out-of state license plates and exponential increase of old furniture on the curb can only mean one thing – it’s moving time in Madison! Representatives from the Tenant Resource Center joined Karma Chavez to provide some tips on surviving your moving day, as well as the rest of the year.

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Voces de la Frontera

08/13/13 11:55 AM | A Public Affair

Logo for Voces de La Frontera With 100,000 undocumented workers in Wisconsin alone and 11 million in the U.S., it’s painfully clear that our nation needs to have a serious discussion about immigration reform. The Voces de la Frontera is a national organization (based in Wisconsin) that is leading the fight for immigration reform in the United States.

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A New Approach to Lawrence of Arabia

08/12/13 2:06 PM | A Public Affair

The Cover of Lawrence in Arabia On Monday August 12th, sub host Norm Stockwell interviewed author Scott Anderson about a new book, “Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East” on the historical figure, T.E. Lawrence.

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Veterans from the National Veterans for Peace Conference

08/9/13 2:25 PM | A Public Affair

Close GITMO In the midst of the National Veterans for Peace Conference here in Madison, on our Friday August 9th show, guest host Andrés Thomas Conteris sat down with Brian Willson and Scott Olsen to discuss their tours and war experience and why they decided to get involved with Veterans for Peace.

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