As Wisconsin continues being re-shaped by its one-party Republican rule, government transparency is on the decline, while government secrecy and lack of accountability is on the rise. Why? Today Yuri Rashkin is back in the host seat filling in for Esty. First he talks with Bill Lueders an investigative reporter and President of Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council, to discuss what he calls “the beginning of a culture of contempt for public’s right to know embedded deeply within state government”.
On the second half of the show Yuri discusses Russian Orthodox Christmas with Inga Leonova, managing editor of The Wheel.
How else are the celebrations different and what is the relationship between Russians and their “official” religion? Listen to the January 8th edition of A Public Affair to hear more.