A country in political turmoil. Super bacteria in the water. A “state of public calamity.” A health care emergency and Zika. Drug gangs shooting it out in the streets. Tourists mugged. Police violence, especially against street children. Welcome to the location of the 2016 Olympics, Rio de Janeiro. Today we discuss this and more with […]
The fall primary election for the city of Madison is just around the corner. What’s the current status of voting laws and regulations in Wisconsin? On July 28th, Molly Stentz spoke with City Clerk Maribeth Witzel-Behl and Mike Haas, Administrator of the new Wisconsin Elections Commission. Come November, Wisconsin voters without an ID will have […]
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 […]
Guest host Bert Zipperer talks with a panel on the Workers’ Rights Center of Madison, the ongoing work to assure workers’ rights, and their upcoming fundraiser. Guests include Rabbi Renee Bauer, Executive Director of the Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice (ICWJ); Jim Cavanaugh, former President of the South Central Federation of Labor and a member of […]
On today’s show, July 25, 2016, Patty Peltekos hosts Lisa Kivirist, of Inn Serendipity Farm and B&B in Browntown; Kriss Marion, of Circle M Market Farm in Blanchardville; and Lauren Rudersdorf, of Raleigh’s Hillside Farm in Evansville. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Soil Sisters events in southern Wisconsin, which will take place […]
On the July 22 edition of A Public Affair, Esty Dinur discusses the situation in Turkey with guest Jennifer Loewenstein, including the attempted coup and what has transpired since, and Turkish relations with the U.S., and more. Turkey Jennifer Loewenstein is a senior lecturer of Middle Eastern Studies and English at Penn State University.