How can we tell fact from fiction in this election season? Today guest host Mike Wagner speaks with fact-checking expert Lucas Graves on how we decide what’s true. Lucas Graves is author of the new book, “Deciding What’s True: The Rise of Political Fact-Checking in American Journalism.” Graves is on the faculty at the University […]
How is religion playing in to the general election? How does it influence the political process? On the July 27th edition of A Public Affair, sub host Kevin Fenton talks with Annie Laurie Gaylor from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Annie Laurie Gaylor is the co-founder and co-president of FFRF, and founded the organization with her […]
Amidst all of the political buzz with the general election this fall, the Elections Research Center at UW fosters academic analysis of national and state elections to further the scholarly understanding of factors that influence voter decision-making and election outcomes. Today guest host Mike Wagner talks with director Barry Burden about the center and their […]
How does our two-party system fail democracy? How can we deal with excessive partisanship? Seth Masket looks at this in his new book, “The Inevitable Party.” Seth Masket is an expert on state politics, campaigns and elections, and the durability of political parties in the United States. He is a professor of political science at the […]
Brazil is currently facing its worse political crises in several decades as opponents of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff attempt to impeach her on corruption charges. But Rousseff has refused to resign and says that impeachment proceedings amount to undemocratic attempts by the right wing opposition to oust her from power, an attempted coup d’etat. In […]
UW-Madison political scientist David Canon speaks with Brian Standing about the appointment of Paul Ryan as U.S. Speaker of the House.