Only about 1/3 of the U. S. population owns a gun, but for those who do, they average 9 guns per person, according to Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz in her latest book, […]
White Power and the Rising Threat of Genocide in the U.S.
The January 6 insurrection in Washington, DC was a sobering reminder that there is an active white supremacy movement in the United States—and it hasn’t gone away just because Trump […]
The Rights of the Incarcerated/ The Evil of Banality
Substitute host Gil Halsted speaks with Jerome Dillard, a lead organizer of Ex-Prisoners Organizing, about advocating for the rights of the incarcerated and the formerly-incarcerated ; and later speaks with […]
Pledge Edition: “Making and Unmaking Nations” with Scott S...
It’s Pledge Drive! To kick off the week today host Patty Peltekos talks with Scott Straus, author of “Making and Unmaking Nations: War, Leadership, and Genocide in Modern Africa.” His […]
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!
On Tuesday, June 4th sub host Tim Hansel interviewed UW-Madison philosophy professor Claudia Card about her book “Confronting Evils: Terrorism, Torture, Genocide”. Throughout the hour they discussed what makes something evil, examples of evil within our world today, and what our responsibility to combat evil is.