A Public Affair

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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

John Loftus on Nazi Escapism

05/2/14 2:01 PM | A Public Affair

loftusjohn Did you know that the US Government, the Vatican, and banks in Europe assisted many Nazi war criminals in escaping justice? Check out this eye-opening episode of A Public Affair to find out more.

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Mainstream Media Coverage of Ukraine Crisis

05/1/14 2:24 PM | A Public Affair

A pro-Russian militant is interviewed by Bulgarian journalists in Slovyansk. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images Are you troubled by the ways in which the mainstream media have been framing the ongoing Ukraine crisis? Do you notice that the major press outlets have been working to shape public opinion in preparation for an increasing confrontation with Russia? Are you trying to get a better handle on what all the media surrounding the Ukraine crisis means, at least another angle? Interested in another perspective other than what you’re getting from “the News” — the stenographers of power”?

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Ride Sharing in Madison

04/30/14 2:07 PM | A Public Affair

Pciture from uber.com Do you know about the new ride sharing companies in Madison? Are you aware of the controversy surrounding these options? Check out this edition of APA to listen to a great discussion with several key players in the controversy!

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Madison Discipline Policy

04/29/14 3:15 PM | A Public Affair

boys n girls club Are you updated on the newly implemented Madison discipline education plan for our kids? Do you know how it will affect marginalized students with their education? Tune into this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!

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The Pitfalls of the American War Machine

04/28/14 2:07 PM | A Public Affair

Janet Burroway Our conduct of war abroad has turned increasingly to corporation-based contracting schemes that exploit and lie waste to the lives of all involved. No one knows this better than acclaimed author Janet Burroway of Lake Geneva, who lost her soldier-contractor son to suicide a decade ago last week. Her book, “Losing Tim,” is a compellingly written memoir that unravels the mystery of why her son died by revealing how he lived, and how a badly broken and corrupt American war machine ultimately failed him. Listen to this special edition of APA to learn more!

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Todd Miller: Border Patrol Nation

04/25/14 12:45 PM | A Public Affair

Cover of Border Patrol Nation Did you know that Customs and Border Protection is now the largest law enforcement agency in the US, spurring a huge border-industrial complex? Find out more about border protection by checking out this edition of APA!

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David McDonald on Russia

04/24/14 2:00 PM | A Public Affair

mcdonald How do we begin to understand contemporary Russia in historical context? Might a longer historical view assist in deciphering the current Ukraine crisis and Russian as well as Ukrainian (and Crimean) perspectives? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!

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LGBT Censorship in South Carolina

04/23/14 2:03 PM | A Public Affair

http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/09/politics/university-budget-cuts-gay-literature-south-carolina/ Conservatives have always worried about homosexual agendas and recruiting youth. While many liberals might hope that the era of fearing gays and lesbians is over as a result of things like gay marriage, what’s going on in South Carolina right now shows just how far we have not come despite all of the gay and lesbian movement’s efforts to prove that gays and lesbians are normal, responsible good citizens. At the center of this recent controversy is not only gay rights, but broader questions of economic uncertainty, academic freedom and censorship. Check out this APA to find out more!

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Local Earth Day Considerations

04/22/14 2:24 PM | A Public Affair

http://dma.wi.gov/dma/news/2013news/13146.asp Happy Earth day! Do you know what we are doing locally here in Madison to address some of our Earth Day issues? Listen to this fantastic edition of A Public Affair to find out more!

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Russia and Ukraine Update

04/21/14 2:15 PM | A Public Affair

www.theepochtimes.com Do you know what’s being said about social affairs in Russia and Ukraine? Have you heard from Russian representatives? Listen to this addition of A Public Affair to hear 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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