articles tagged "Esty Dinur"

The Catonsville Nine: A Story of Faith and Resistance in the Vietnam Era

Friday, 3 August 2012 | A Public Affair

On Friday August 3rd, Esty Dinur talked with Shawn F. Peters about his recent book “The Catonsville Nine: A Story of Faith and Resistance in the Vietnam Era.” “On May 17th, 1968, a group of Catholic antiwar activists burst into a draft board in suburban Baltimore, stole hundreds of Selective Service records (which they called “death certificates”), and burned the documents in a fire fueled by homemade napalm. The bold actions of the ”Catonsville Nine” quickly became international news and captured headlines throughout the summer and fall of 1968 when the activists, defended by radical attorney William Kunstler, were tried in federal court. In The Catonsville Nine, Shawn Francis Peters, a Catonsville native, offers the first comprehensive account of this [...] more »

Worsening of the Situation in Syria

Friday, 27 July 2012 | A Public Affair

On Friday July 27th, Esty Dinur talked with freelance journalist Asa Winstanley and professor Stephen Zunes. Winstanley is a London-based investigative journalist and has been following Syrian opposition groups. He wrote a piece for Al-Akhbar English (Lebanon): “The Syrian Observatory: The Inside Story.” Esty also discussed the situation in Syria with Stephen Zunes, Professor of Politics at the University of San Francisco and a contributor to Foreign Policy in Focus. To read Winstanley’s article: To read more from Stephen Zunes: more »

Understanding Smart Meters

Friday, 20 July 2012 | A Public Affair

On Friday July 20th, Esty Dinur took on the controversial subject of Smart Meters . Smart meters are electronic meters which record energy consumption and transmit the information collected daily back to the utility company in order to better monitor and bill households. Although this subject may seem mundane on the surface, it has sparked a great deal of controversy regarding purported health effects and privacy concerns. Esty first interviewed a proponent of Smart Meters, Jeffery S. Lafferty, an Environmental Epidemiologist for Public Health Madison and Dane County. As an epidemiologist, he is involved with the performance of risk assessment, risk communication, and the evaluation of suspected environmental health concerns. His department has put out a report which has concluded that [...] more »

Drought, Severe Weather and Climate Change

Friday, 13 July 2012 | A Public Affair

On Friday July 6th, Esty Dinur interviewed a panel of experts on recent severe weather in Wisconsin and the nation and the possible connection between these events and global climate change. Esty talked with Steve Vavrus, Senior Scientist for the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research, Jon Martin, Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at UW-Madison, and Dick Smith from the Climate Change Lobby.   The panel of experts discussed the recent drought in Southern Wisconsin which was recently upgraded to “severe.” With such abnormal droughts and heat waves scorching the nation and Wisconsin, host Esty Dinur and the panel discussed the possible connection between observed severe weather and climate change. To read more about the drought in Wisconsin: more »

“Wisconsin’s Recall Election: An Ominous Crucible of U.S. Politics.”

Friday, 15 June 2012 | A Public Affair

Esty Dinur discusses the aftermath of the Recall election with Arun Gupta, editor of the Indypendent, and Eric Cobb, former executive director of Building Trades Council Of South Central Wisconsin. Gupta wrote in his article in the Guardian, “The right threw resources into Scott Walker’s anti-union fight, while the Democratic party stood by. That’s a recipe for defeat.” Esty, Arun and Eric discuss the failures of the Democratic party in the Recall election. To read Gupta’s article in the Guardian: To listen to the interview in its entirety: more »

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