Great discussion and a split show on today’s A Public Affair. First, Senator Russ Feingold joins us to talk about his campaign to unseat Ron Johnson. Then, a discussion with Dr. Felicia Kornbluh from the University of Vermont, about her forthcoming book with Gwendolin Mink, “Ensuring Poverty: Welfare Reform After 20 Years,” and a Wisconsin perspective with […]
Today we explore working alternatives to the capitalist system with people who are running these initiatives. They will present in the MANs (Mutual Aid Networks)-UP conference, to be held in Madison starting next Friday, August 26. Guests are Madison’s Stephanie Rearick, founder of the Dane County TimeBank and Creative Director of Mutual Aid Networks; Kate […]
On the August 12th edition of A Public Affair, Esty Dinur talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter David Cay Johnston about his brand new book, “The Making of Donald Trump.” Having reported about the mogul-turned-presidential-candidate for some 30 years, Johnston discusses Trump’s beginnings, involvement with the mafia and other major criminals, close relationship with McCarthyite […]
Who was behind the Wisconsin Uprising? Who decided to end it? What happened behind the scenes? Today Esty Dinur talks to the director of the new film “Divided We Fall,” Katherine Acosta, and Matt Kearney, a member of TAA, the graduate worker union of UW-Madison, as they reveal some of these hidden mechanisms. “Divided We […]
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.