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UW-Madison’s “Human Resources Design” (HR Design)

Thursday, 13 December 2012 | A Public Affair
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On Thursday December 13th, host Allen Ruff took a look at the University of Wisconsin Human Resources restructuring. He spoke with Lenora Hanson and Eleni Schirmer, members of the Teaching Assistant’s Association at UW-Madison and David Ahrens, a retired UW researcher and member of the Wisconsin University Union. The University of Wisconsin Interim Chancellor David Ward stated of the plan: “The HR Design project represents an unprecedented effort involving OHR, campus governance groups, labor organizations and other university stakeholders to redefine the university’s approach to human resources. We recognize the project’s strong commitment to participation and dialogue as central to creating an HR system tailored to our values, culture and organization… Eleven groups of employees—representing governance groups, …. more »

Arab Spring, Libyan Winter

Thursday, 6 December 2012 | A Public Affair
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On Thursday December 6th, host Allen Ruff interviewed author Vijay Prashad about unrest in the Middle East. Prashad is the George and Martha Kellner Chair of South Asian History, Professor and Director of International Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He is the author of several books, including “Karma of Brown Folk” (Village Voice, one of the top 25 books of the year, 2001), “Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting” (Village Voice, one of the top 25 books of the year, 2002), and “The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World” (winner of the 2009 Muzaffar Ahmad Book Prize). He writes regularly for Frontline (India) and Counterpunch (USA). Prashad discussed with Allen his most recent book, “Arab Spring, …. more »

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Thursday, 29 November 2012 | A Public Affair
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On Thursday November 29th, host Allen Ruff talked with Tsela Barr and Veena Brekke, two individuals who just came back from a peace delegation to Israel and Palestine with the group Interfaith Peace Builders. The delegates just returned this past week from Gaza and and the West Bank. Permission for foreigners to obtain passage to Gaza is rare, and thus these interviews provided listeners with a vital opportunity to understand daily life in the Palestinian territories and how this existence is being affected by the current conflict. Allen spoke with Tsela Barr who just came back from a peace delegation to Gaza on November 12th. During the second half of the hour Veena Brekke joined in the …. more »

Thanksgiving Special: Occupation and Resistance of Native Peoples

Thursday, 22 November 2012 | A Public Affair
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On Thursday November 22nd, Allen Ruff brought listeners a Thanksgiving special with Will Williams, member of Veterans for Peace and anti-war peace activist.   Allen spoke with Williams about themes of occupation and resistance and how these concepts relate to Thanksgiving and the occupation of native lands and resistance of the native peoples.                   Listen to the entire program: more »

“War Is a Crime”

Thursday, 15 November 2012 | A Public Affair
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On Thursday November 15th, host Allen Ruff spoke to David Swanson lead columnist for “War Is a Crime” about peace, war and activism.   Swanson is also the author of the introduction to “The 35 Articles of Impeachment and the Case for Prosecuting George W. Bush,” by Dennis Kucinich (2008) and contributed two chapters to Fix America, 2011. Swanson is Co-Founder of AfterDowningStreet.org, creator of ProsecuteBushCheney.org and Washington Director of Democrats.com, a board member of Progressive Democrats of America, the Backbone Campaign, Voters for Peace, and the Liberty Tree Foundation for the Democratic Revolution, and chair of the Robert Jackson Steering Committee. Swanson joined the board of the National Coalition to Protect Student Privacy in December …. more »

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