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

Severe Weather

05/29/13 1:46 PM | A Public Affair

Jonathan Martin On Wednesday May 29th, our host Tim Hansel interviewed Jonathan Martin, professor and chair department of the University of Wisconsin Madison’s Atmospheric and Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, about severe weather and more specifically the tornadoes that devastated Moore, Oklahoma

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Revolution in Fossil Fuels Extraction

05/28/13 2:19 PM | A Public Affair

Fossil fuels being burned and or used On Tuesday May 28th, our host Yuri Rashkin interviewed Natasha Udensiva about energy in the twenty first century, in particular about the new emerging technological advances.

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Theater in Our Community

05/27/13 1:48 PM | A Public Affair

mail.google.com On Monday’s show, our host John Quinlan interviewed some youth from Proud Theater for the first part of the show. For the rest of the show, John Quinlan talked about a special production of a new work about a gay male couple who were visible civic leaders in Mineral Point beginning in the 1930s and throughout their 40 year long partnership.

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Pipeline Politics and Renewable Energy

05/24/13 2:19 PM | A Public Affair

A wind farm On Friday May 24th, host Esty Dinur interviewed Steven Mufson about his new book “Keystone XL: Down the Line”. Later she spoke with Mike Dorsey about the renewable energy frontier and climate change.

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The U.S. Labor Movement

05/23/13 2:10 PM | A Public Affair

Photo of Sam Gindin On Thursday May 23rd, our host Allen Ruff interviewed Sam Gindin, a public intellectual and labor activist.

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Race, Capitalism, and Arts in the U.S.

05/22/13 1:48 PM | A Public Affair

The cover of Bellamy's new book Swear. On Wednesday May 22nd, host Karma Chavez interviewed Hakim Bellamy, who is the Poet Laureate of Albuquerque, NM, about his new book, Swear. They discussed issues of race, capitalism, and arts in the U.S.

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Madison Comedy

05/21/13 2:07 PM | A Public Affair

On Tuesday, May 21st, guest host Nigel O’Shea interviewed a panel of local stand-up comedians to talk about roots of comedy in the Madison area, their personal stories, and upcoming stand-up events. For the first half of the hour he spoke with Alan Talaga, Chris Lay and Sarah Conner. During the second half of the show they were joined by David Fisher and Aaron Haag.

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“Fighting Forward” Labor Summit

05/20/13 3:25 PM | A Public Affair

On the second half of the Monday, May 20th show, John Quinlan was joined by Jacque Pokorney and Patrick Barrett. They previewed the “Fighting Forward: A Labor and Working Class Summit” which will be held in Madison June 12th-15th.

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Affordable Housing

05/20/13 2:24 PM | A Public Affair

On Monday, May 20th, John Quinlan hosted a two part show. During the first half, he interviewed Andy Miller, manager of the Madison Area Community Land Trust (MACLT), and Lisa Fiala, a homeowner who participates in MACLT.

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U.S. Involvement in Guatemalan Mass-Murders

05/17/13 1:58 PM | A Public Affair

On Friday, May 17th, host Esty Dinur talked with investigative journalist Allan Nairn about U.S.-involvement in the Guatemalan genocide and Rios Montt’s crimes. Montt has recently been convicted for his crimes against humanity, but the involvement of many U.S. officials in the Reagan administration has yet to be recognized or prosecuted.

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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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