As wildfires continue to spread throughout the west, on Friday August 30th, our host Esty Dinur had an in-depth conversation with Rich Fairbanks, who has been working in forestry for 41 years and is also a part of the Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology, and Debbie Miley the executive director of the National Wildfire Suppression Association to discuss the history and underlying politics of fighting wildfires and why the problem has escalated.
On Wednesday August 28th, host Karma Chavez spoke with author and activist Sarah Schulman about her new book “Israel/Palestine and the Queer International” as well as queer politics and how they are connected through art and culture.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, out of the 534 jobs of the U.S. economy, women earn more than men in 7 of those jobs. This means that 99% of women earn less than their male counter-parts in the same job. On Tuesday August 27th, our host Carousel Bayrd had an in-depth conversation with former Attorney General Peggy Lautenschlager and Kathy Utley, founding president at Social Innovations for Women and Communities about women in the workforce and how it is impacting our society as a whole.
On the Monday, August 26th A Public Affair, host John Quinlan was joined by Sharyl Kato. For over 30 years, Sharyl has led the Rainbow Project, a group that works to prevent and treat childhood sexual abuse.
While the death toll continues to rise in Egypt, Syria has also had issues escalate over the past couple of days. It appears that there were unconditional weapons used on villages especially chemical weapons. Civilians have been fleeing villages as the Assad forces continue to use chemical weapons in Syria. Our host Esty Dinur spoke with Professor Stephen Zunes about the turmoil that has shaken this part of the world.
On Thursday August 22nd, host Allen Ruff discussed recent mass protests and demonstrations in Turkey with UW grad student and Turkish national, Taylan Acar who just returned from Istanbul where he witnessed these events over the last months.