Monday host Patty Peltekos interviews Ben Burkett, former board president of the National Family Farm Coalition and operator of a 250-acre farm that consists of vegetable production, beef cattle, and timber. He has been active in farming since 1970 and has been a longtime civil right activist, challenging USDA discrimination against Black farmers. Mr. Burkett will be speaking at the April 23rd Earth Day Conference at the Monona Terrace and Convention Center.
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A Public Affair is WORT's daily hour-long talk program. It aims to engage listeners in a conversation on social, cultural, and political issues of importance. The guests range from local activists and scholars to notable national and international figures.