Today’s episode is a rebroadcast from October 24, 2016. Patty is joined in the studio by Cathy O’Neil, author of Weapons of Math Destruction, to talk about big data. O’Neil argues that algorithms perpetuate inequality through their influence on advertising, jobs, education, voting, and democracy at large. Cathy O’Neil is a mathematician who has worked as […]
For years, Wisconsin prided itself as a model for open, transparent government. The State has had one of the strongest open records laws and open meetings laws on the books since 1981, and its elections were generally seen as competitive and fair. But beginning in 2010, with the Republican party seizing control of all branches […]
How did Donald Trump inspire the rise of the “alt right”? What role will they play in the upcoming Trump presidency? Today’s guest is Chip Berlet, an investigative journalist, research analyst, and activist scholar specializing in the study of extreme right-wing movements in the United States. As a human rights activist, Chip Berlet has spent […]
The election is just around the corner! In this commentary, Mike McCabe of Blue Jean Nation takes the time to think about a man who also nearly lost the republic: Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln gave the country the perfect definition of democracy, but we may not be living up to that system today. In today’s installment, […]
Happy Birthday Madison! The city of Madison is 160 years old today! In addition, today is A Public Affair’s last day of Pledge Drive! Today sub host Bert Zipperer talks with Brenda Konkel of the Tenant Resource Center to discuss housing rights, democracy and the attacks on tenant rights in Wisconsin. Click here or visit the […]
(WORT) — Watchdog Mike McCabe provides this commentary on why our democracy is more of a verb, than a noun.