As we enter a new month in a summer of change, Wednesday host Ali Muldrow reflects on the struggles and victories of June and looks forward to July with academic and activist Dr. Sami Schalk. Over the course of the hour, they talk about identity and belonging, adrienne maree brown’s concept of pleasure activism, finding […]
After a contentious election in Wisconsin last week, today we travel back to a more hopeful political time with Mary Lang Sollinger, author of the new book From Inspiration to Activism: A Personal Journey Through Obama’s Presidential Campaign, which gives a behind-the-scenes look at her work in political canvassing and fundraising for Barack Obama. Mary […]
What are the impacts of the pandemic on climate change and environmental activism? Today, we take a look at this issue with Kermit Hovey and Susan Millar from the 350 Madison Climate Action Team. They discuss the relationship between the COVID-19 emergency and the climate crisis and what it all means for environmental activism during […]
During a year of non-stop election coverage, we hear the word democracy thrown around a lot. But what does this term really mean—and what can it do in the world of politics and beyond? Today on the show, Patty and co-host Thayer Reed discuss these timely and timeless questions with filmmaker, writer, and activist Astra […]
For today’s show, Ali highlights the work of Sofia Snow, a community leader, writer, and performing artist who was recently named the director of the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI) at UW–Madison. Sofia, herself a graduate of OMAI’s First Wave hip-hop scholarship program, discusses her path from the East Coast to Madison, her extensive […]
It’s Thanksgiving, which on A Public Affair means Will Williams joins us in studio. Will is a Vietnam veteran and activist with Veterans for Peace. He talks with host Allen Ruff about activism, military, Native struggles, President Trump, F-35 fighter jets, and white nationalists.