articles tagged "John Quinlan"

Split Show: Act 10 Developments and Unrest in the Middle East

Monday, 17 September 2012 | A Public Affair
islam protests

On Monday September 17th, John Quinlan hosted a split show updating listeners on weekend events here in Wisconsin as well as globally. During the first half, John interviewed Sharif Abdel Kouddous, an American journalist and Cairo correspondent for Democracy Now! about the recent unrest in the Middle East. During the second half of the program, John talked with lawyer Tamara Packard who analyzed new developments in the landmark legal decision which ruled unconstitutional many of the anti-Union pieces of Walker’s Act 10 Legislation. On Thursday September 13th, Democracy Now! correspondent Juan Gonzalez, covering the unrest in Egypt and the Middle East, reported: “Violent protests continue in the Middle East over an American-made film considered blasphemous to Islam. …. more »

OutReach Annual Banquet

Monday, 10 September 2012 | A Public Affair
OutReach Vector 2012 Website

On Monday September 10th, host John Quinlan interviewed a panel of guests from Madison’s OutReach LGBT Community Center about their Annual Banquet taking place this Friday.   2012 Award Recipients: Woman of the Year: Cindy Crane Man of the Year: Joel Duffrin Organization of the Year: Alianza Latina Volunteer of the Year: Fay Ferington Ally of the Year: Karen Baker Special Recognition Award: Arthur Durkee Courage Award: Scott Anderson   OutReach Vision Statement: Our vision is to create a community where the presence and contributions of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender people are welcomed and celebrated; where intolerance is challenged and defeated; where justice prevails; and where civil rights of all people are valued and respected. To …. more »

Movements for Social Justice

Monday, 3 September 2012 | A Public Affair
hall of fame

On Monday September 3rd, host John Quinlan interviewed historian and professor of politics Peter Dreier with a special labor day program. “As the American electorate veers from frustration and anger to apathy and cynicism, with both sides of the political aisle to blame, a heartening new work by historian and professor of politics Peter Dreier reminds readers of the true source of progress and social change in the United States: movements for social justice. Dreier’s new book, The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame (Nation Books; July 2, 2012), explores the remarkable individuals who won victories for social justice over the course of the 20th century, and looks at …. more »

The Republican National Convention

Monday, 27 August 2012 | A Public Affair

On Monday August 27th, John Quinlan called News Coordinator Molly Stentz who spoke to WORT live from Tampa, Florida at the Republican National Convention. Molly discussed the platforms and the protests as well as the worries regarding Hurricane Isaac. John also spoke about the RNC with Lisa Graves,┬áthe Executive Director of the┬áCenter for Media and Democracy and the publisher of PR Watch, BanksterUSA, SourceWatch and She has also held positions as a senior advisers in all three branches of the federal government. She was a crucial strategist on civil liberties advocacy. According to the convention website, “The basis of the national political convention was to open the process of nominating presidential candidates to the American …. more »

The National Political Scene

Wednesday, 22 August 2012 | A Public Affair

On Wednesday August 22nd, John Quinlan subbing for Mike Moon interviewed Matt Rothschild about the national political scene, including the Ryan story and the upcoming conventions. They also discussed what Rothschild calls “The Third-Party Dilemma.” Matthew Rothschild is the editor of The Progressive magazine and has appeared on Nightline, C-SPAN, The O’Reilly Factor, and NPR, and his newspaper commentaries have run in the Chicago Tribune, the L.A. Times, the Miami Herald, and many other newspapers. Rothschild, writing about the upcoming presidential elections, stated: “The problem, though, is not so much with the accuracy of the critiques of the Democrats as with the efficacy of the third-party strategy at the Presidential level.” To what extend should progressives …. more »

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