Tonight premieres Fermat’s Last Theater Co.’s play adaptation of Franz Kafka’s “The Trial.” How do the themes in this story stay relevant over a hundred years after it was written? Allen Ruff discusses this and the Innocence Project with director Jeff Casey, Greg Wiercioch, Kate Judson, and actor Gil Halsted. Greg Wiercioch is a clinical assistant […]
Gil Halsted hosts Judge Everett Mitchell and Mr. Rudy Bankston in a discussion of criminal justice and prison reform, particularly as it relates to juveniles in Dane County and the Wisconsin system in general. Some songs of prison life are used to introduce general topics for discussion.
Substitute hosts Bert Zipperer and Gil Halsted speak with Mary Bottari, Deputy Director of the Center for Media and Democracy, about her recent reporting, including the redistricting case Gill v. Whitford just heard by the Supreme Court and the conservative attempt to defund and defang public sector unions.
John Nichols’ new book, Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America, came out a couple of months ago. He joins Bert Zipperer and Gil Halsted in the studio to talk about a variety of political and historical issues.
Today on the show, substitute host Gil Halsted speaks with two guests about the opioid crisis in Wisconsin. What does the opioid epidemic look like on the ground, and what does recovery look like for those who are able to recover? Our guests are addiction specialist Dr. Randy Brown, and recovery coach Jesse Heffernan. We […]
A Public Affair contributor Gil Halsted recorded a talk given by Angela J. Davis earlier this month during the Wisconsin Book Festival, entitled “Policing the Black Man.” Ms. Davis is a professor of law at American University, editor of the recent book Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment, and author of Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American […]