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”.
On Tuesday, June 18th sub host Tim Hansel interviewed Matt Dannenberg of the League of Conservation Voters (LCV). The LCV as an organization that pushes for legislation which supports environmental conservation and exposes legislators of all political affiliations who consistently vote against such legislation.
On the Monday, June 17th A Public Affair, host John Quinlan talked with two major humanitarian forces in Madison. For the first half of the show, he talked with Callen Harty, a local theater presence, GLBTQ advocate and survivor of childhood sexual abuse. During the second half of the show, John Quinlan was joined by Charlie Daniel, who will receive the 18th Rev. James C. Wright Human Rights Award from Mayor Paul Soglin on Tuesday, June 18th.
If you are interested in any of the books from this pledge drive but were unable to get a copy for some reason, we’ve compiled a list of all the books that were featured and the publishers link where you can purchase them from!
On Friday, June 14th A Public Affair host Esty Dinur interviewed Jeremy Scahill, author of Dirty Wars. Scahill discussed the life of a journalist covering stories the government would rather keep secret.
On Thursday, June 13th, host Allen Ruff talked with Matthew Levin about his book “Cold War University”. This book explores the history of the Cold War’s role at U.W.-Madison. Levin also discussed how student opposition and the emergence of the New Left began to push against the University’s research partnership and what legacies of this opposition have, or have not, survived.