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.
For today’s episode, guest host Yuri Rashkin is joined in the studio by lifelong activist and scholar George Lakey to discuss insights from his decades of organizing and his latest book, How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning. They talk about Lakey’s early days in the civil rights movement, his first arrest, […]
Feast of the Feminine is a collaboration between artist Kel Mur and chefs Francesca Hong and Autumn Fearing. This is a seasonal, locally sourced menu representing the main nutritional components of menstruation: protein, iron, calcium, phosphate, chloride, sodium, and nitrogen. This event overlaps the concept of the body cycle with the cycle of the harvest […]