It’s a Thanksgiving Edition of A Public Affair with Allen Ruff. Veterans for Peace activist Will Williams is in the studio to talk about the alternative history of Thanksgiving — as the birth of a national myth, and a day of violation of Indigenous Peoples.
The Menominee Nation, along with local citizens, local governments, and environmental organizations, are fighting against the proposed Back Forty Mine project. The project proposes putting in an open pit metallic sulfide mine on the Menominee River in Lake Township, Michigan. To discuss the resistance against the mine, Esty Dinur is joined by Gary Besaw, Chairman […]
WORT has prepared special programming for the Thanksgiving holiday. On Wednesday, November 23rd at 6pm, hear an update from the Standing Rock reservation and their fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. This hour-long special was produced for you by Alejandro Alonso-Galva. On Thursday, November 24th at 6pm, learn Wisconsin history and how the Black Hawk […]
Today on A Public Affair Esty Dinur and Rebecca Kemble discuss Standing Rock, #NoDAPL, and the role of women in the rising global indigenous-led movement to protect the earth and her water and other resources. Guests include Tara Houska, Couchiching Ojibwe tribal rights attorney in Washington, D.C., founder of Not Your Mascots, writer and the Native American […]
Guest host Bert Zipperer talks with professor Patty Loew to discuss Native American issues. Patty Loew is a professor at the University of Wisconsin in the Department of Life Sciences Communication. She is a documentary, producer, and former broadcast journalist in public and commercial television. A member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior […]
Author Thomas Pecore Weso talks about his book Good Seeds: A Menominee Indian Food Memoir. His book celebrates Wisconsin’s northern woods as a source of culinary abundance and inspiration as well as a link to the author’s personal history of encounters with individuals who taught him indigenous values. Good Seeds offers authentic indigenous recipes and […]