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

Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident

10/17/13 2:00 PM | A Public Affair

The cover of Public Enemy To promote Bill Ayers and his upcoming events at the The Wisconsin Book Festival on Thursday October 17th, our host Allen Ruff was joined by Bill Ayer and Bernardine Dohrn to discuss Ayer’s latest book, “Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident”.

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Wisconsin Talk

10/16/13 1:46 PM | A Public Affair

Cover of Wisconsin Talk Is it pop or soda? Do you say bubbler or water fountain? On Wednesday October 16th, our host Tim Hansel discussed the book “Wisconsin Talk: Linguistic Diversity in the Badger State” with one of its authors Eric Raimy. We learned a lot about the history of Wisconsin dialect, how the linguistics differ around the state, and why we say certain phrases or words here in the badger state.

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Don’t Buy It!

10/15/13 1:50 PM | A Public Affair

Cover of the book, Don't Buy It On Tuesday October 15th, our host Carousel Bayrd talked with Anat Shenker- Osorio about her latest book, “Don’t Buy It: The Trouble with Talking Nonsense about the Economy”.

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An Alternative Media Outlet

10/14/13 1:54 PM | A Public Affair

T.V. with WYOU logo To kick off pledge drive on A Public Affair on Monday October 14th, our host John Quinlan was joined by Robert McChesney- John Nichols about their newest book “Dollarocracy,” followed by Barbara Wright and Luciano Matheron from WYOU with more information about their new collaboration with the library.

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The Effects of the Government Shutdown

10/11/13 1:47 PM | A Public Affair

Picture of Mary Bottari We are in the second week of the government shutdown, which means we are getting closer to the possibility that the United States will default on its debt. On Friday October 11th, our host Esty Dinur was joined in-studio with Mary Bottari, Center for Media and Democracy’s Deputy Director, to break apart the government shutdown and to take a closer look at who the key players are.

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Man of Fire: Selected Writings

10/11/13 12:12 PM | A Public Affair

Man of Fire: Selected Writings On Thursday October 10th, our host Allen Ruff was joined by Armando Ibarra, co-author of “Man of Fire: Selected Writings”, the newly released anthology of writings by Ernesto Galarza. Ibarra is an assistant professor in the School of Workers at UW-Madison Extension.

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Zines and the Wisconsin Book Festival

10/9/13 2:00 PM | A Public Affair

Promotional Poster for Print and Resist in Madison What are Zines? On Wednesday on October 9th, our host Karma Chavez was joined by Dan Wang, Sarah Rodgers, and Liz Barr, Madison Print and Resist organizers, to talk about their upcoming event during the Wisconsin Book Festival.

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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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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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