Recently, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Obama Administration will no longer be enforcing the standing rules on mandatory-minimum sentencing for drug offenders. Host Tim Hansel discussed what this could mean for our justice system with Molly Gill from Family’s Against Mandatory Minimums and former Wisconsin assistant attorney general Tim Kiefer.
What does freedom of speech really mean? How can we better understand the dilemma and tension over public access to the Capital and what are the implications for our politics and our government system? On Wednesday August 8th, host Tim Hansel talked with local first amendment lawyer Jeff Scott Olson and Robert Asen, Professor of Communication Arts and resident fellow for the Institute for Research in the Humanities to answer these questions.
Did you know that only 80% of Americans know that the center of the Earth is incredibly hot? Or that only 75% of people know that the Earth revolves around the Sun? On Wednesday July 24th, host Tim Hansel talked with University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Clint Sprott about these startling statistics of physics and science literacy in the United States.
On Wednesday, just hours after a small group of Texas legislators and thousands of angry citizens effectively killed an anti-abortion bill in the Texas statehouse in a dramatic showdown, we get an update from two women who were there all night. Does this picture remind you of Wisconsin?
On the Wednesday, June 19th A Public Affair, host Tim Hansel interviewed two different guests on U.S. government surveillance. For the first half of the hour, Hansel talked with Marcia Mitchell, author of “The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War: Katherine Gun and the Secret Plot to Sanction the Iraq Invasion”. During the second half of the hour the conversation moved to current surveillance within the United States itself, as executive director of the National Lawyer’s Guild Heidi Boghosian joined Tim Hansel to discuss her upcoming book “Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power and Public Resistance”.