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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What is Madison Doing About Homelessness?

02/12/14 1:13 PM | A Public Affair

State Street Madison What is Madison doing about homelessness? Tune into this edition of A Public Affair to learn more!

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The Farm Bill

02/11/14 12:21 PM | A Public Affair

A farm What is the Farm Bill? What’s the history of the bill and how will it impact Madison and Dane County? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out!

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Issues Facing Madison

02/10/14 11:36 AM | A Public Affair

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Thailand Recent Elections

02/7/14 12:41 PM | A Public Affair

UW-Professor Thongchai Winichakul Protests have plagued Thailand for what seems like years, but we haven’t seen a lot of coverage by mainstream media in the United States. So why aren’t we hearing more about it? Find out on this edition of A Public Affair to learn more!

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Dollarocracy

02/6/14 12:41 PM | A Public Affair

Cover of Dollarocracy According to dollarocracy-book. When asked if random selection for members of the U.S. Congress would work better than our money driven elections, 45% of Americans believe that candidates would do a better job if they were randomly selected electing candidates using the current big-money system. Check out this edition of A Public Affair to hear more!

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ACLU Marriage Ban Lawsuit

02/5/14 1:37 PM | A Public Affair

ACLU legal director Larry Dupuis Have you heard about the ACLU marriage ban lawsuit? Get the latest update on this edition of A Public Affair!

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Common Core Standards and Public Schools

02/4/14 1:18 PM | A Public Affair

State Rep. Diane Hesselbein What are Common Core standards? How are our public schools doing and what can we expect to see this year in terms of education policy? Tune into this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!

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LGBT Rights

02/3/14 12:51 PM | A Public Affair

Cover of An Unspoken Compromise Can LGBT people be religious? Find out on this edition of A Public Affair!

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Issues Facing the United States

01/30/14 12:06 PM | A Public Affair

Kill Anything That Moves On Thursday January 30th, our host Allen Ruff, for the first half of the show, spoke with author Nick Turse, to discuss his latest book, “Kill Anything That Moves” and for the second half of the show, Ruff was joined by Steve Horn to explain corporate fracking and it’s effect on United States energy.

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Racial Discourse in Sports

01/29/14 1:53 PM | A Public Affair

Dr. Chris Brown Seattle Seahawks cornerback, Richard Sherman’s outburst after the Seattle Seahawks vs. the San Fransico 49′ers game caused a racially charged, social media outburst. What could the public reaction after this outburst mean in terms of sports rhetoric and culture? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!

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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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