A country in political turmoil. Super bacteria in the water. A “state of public calamity.” A health care emergency and Zika. Drug gangs shooting it out in the streets. Tourists mugged. Police violence, especially against street children. Welcome to the location of the 2016 Olympics, Rio de Janeiro. Today we discuss this and more with […]
On the July 22 edition of A Public Affair, Esty Dinur discusses the situation in Turkey with guest Jennifer Loewenstein, including the attempted coup and what has transpired since, and Turkish relations with the U.S., and more. Turkey Jennifer Loewenstein is a senior lecturer of Middle Eastern Studies and English at Penn State University.
At least 84 people are dead and many others injured after a truck plowed through a street in Nice during a Bastille Day celebration last night. Today Esty Dinur discusses the attack with Barry Lando, former producer with “60 Minutes.” He is the author of Web of Deceit about the history of Iraq, and has […]
On this edition of A Public Affair, Esty Dinur talks the ongoing issues in private prisons and demand for change in the community. Guests include Peg Swan, Alison Flowers, and Shane Bauer. Peg Swan is a longtime prison reform activist, currently advocating for Wisconsin inmates involved in a hunger strike. She is the founder and […]
On Thursday the UK voted to leave the European Union in a 52% to 48% vote. Voter turnout was at 71.8%, making it the highest turnout for the UK since the 1992 general election. To work through an alternative view on the issue, Esty Dinur talks with James Ivens, an activist and organizer for the […]
“A Public Affair” is proud to host Jeremy Scahill, author of the newly released “The Assassination Complex.” The book exposes the government’s secret drone warfare program. Jeremy Scahill is an investigative reporter and contributor to The Intercept. He is the author of the bestselling book “Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield” and “Blackwater: The […]