Why is the Declaration of Independence, one of the most profound documents in the history of government, rarely read from start to finish? Why do so few Americans actually know what it says? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
America’s Bitter Pill
How was the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, written? How is it is being implemented, and, most important, how it is changing—and failing to change—the rampant abuses in the healthcare industry? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
Lincoln for Beginners
Happy Birthday Lincoln! How much do you really know about his life and presidency? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
News Frames and National Security
Did media coverage contribute to Americans’ tendency to favor national security over civil liberties following the 9/11 attacks? How did news framing of terrorist threats support the expanding surveillance state revealed by Edward Snowden? Today our guest host Mike Wagner will be joined by UW Professors, Dhavan Shah and Doug McLeod, to discuss their new book “News Frames and National Security: Covering Big Brother.
There Was and There Was Not
How do you belong to a community without conforming to it? How do you acknowledge tragedy without exploiting it? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to hear more!
Bob McChesney, professor of communications at University Champaign-Urbana and media critic, is one of the co-creators of the media reform organization Free Press. Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to hear our interview with the renowned author!