Was the murder of 9 people in a historic black church in Charleston last week an act of terrorism? Today host Karma Chavez will be talking about Charleston and terrorism with Dr. Leah Mirakhor. A professor of English at the College of Wooster and UW grad, Mirakhor is currently working on a book about terrorism from the Cold War to the War on Terror. Listen to today’s edition of A Public Affair to here more.
How has settlement impacted Palestinians living in the recognized borders of Israel? What needs to happen to come to a peaceful resolution? On Wednesday, June 17th, host Karma Chávez spoke with Palestinian activist and director of Hirakuna Johayna Saifi about the conflict between Israel and Palestine and her work in the northern city of Akka. Check out the today’s edition of A Public Affair to hear all about it.
How can we adapt norms of privacy and consent for new media? How can we distinguish between consensual sharing and the malicious distribution of a private image? Does sexting inevitably victimize young women? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
How did nudists redefine what could be seen, experienced, and consumed in twentieth-century America? Does exposing the body correct the ills of modern society and produce profound benefits for the body as well as the mind? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
What effect does pervasive policing have on America’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods? What has the War on Drugs really done for our country? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
What are possible alternatives to incarceration? Which options are being practiced here in Madison? Why is Wisconsin proposing to add $5 million to increase the state’s prison population? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!