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 will the city of Madison look like in 10 years? What do you expect to see? Today on A Public Affair, we had a chance to preview this change. On Tuesday August 20th, our host Carousel Bayrd sat down with Alders Mark Clear and Marsha Rummel to discuss city redevelopment.
Often times, outside interests dive into areas in crisis, like Haiti, in the name of disaster relief, but instead of aiding the country in need, these groups have a very different impact. Award-wining author, organizer, and Haiti activist Beverly Bell discussed her two latest books, “Fault Lines: Views Across Haiti’s Divide” and “Harvesting Justice: Transforming Food, Land, and Agricultural Systems in the Americas” with our host John Quinlan on Monday August 19th.
Following the seizure of AP phone records in mid-May, 2013, the U.S. Senate introduced a media shield law to protect journalists from having to reveal their sources without a court order. Recently, however, a debate has arisen over who qualifies as a journalist and therefore those protections. On the August 16th A Public Affair, sub host Yuri Rashkin was joined by Craig Aaron, President and C.E.O of Free Press, to discuss the bill and controversy.
On Thursday August 15th, host Allen Ruff discussed protests and controversy in Wisconsin and across the the world. For the first half of the hour, Ruff was joined by Gareth Porter, a historian with a PhD in Southeast Asian studies from Cornell University and an investigative journalist for the Inter Press Service, about the turmoil in Egypt and the possible “peace process” in the Israel-Palestine conflict. For the second half of the show, Ruff spoke live with Greg Gordon, who was at the Capitol in Madison, to give us the latest update on the Solidarity Sing-a-long and arrests.
The out-of state license plates and exponential increase of old furniture on the curb can only mean one thing – it’s moving time in Madison! Representatives from the Tenant Resource Center joined Karma Chavez to provide some tips on surviving your moving day, as well as the rest of the year.