On Wednesday November 7, host Jan Miyasaki interviewed Professor Alfred McCoy, Professor of History at UW-Madison. He is the author of “Torture and Impunity: The US Doctrine…
On Friday November 23, our host Jonathan Zarov speaks with Kim Nielsen, author of A Disability History of the United States. Kim is a Professor of History and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and will be in Madison on Tuesday, Nov 27 for a talk on her book. She prefaces her discussion […]
On Thursday, June 13th, host Allen Ruff talked with Matthew Levin about his book “Cold War University”. This book explores the history of the Cold War’s role at U.W.-Madison. Levin also discussed how student opposition and the emergence of the New Left began to push against the University’s research partnership and what legacies of this opposition have, or have not, survived.
Geoffrey Parker, history professor at Ohio State University and winner of the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for history, joined Esty Dinur on the Friday A Public Affair to discuss his book “Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century”. This book examines how climate change in the 1600s affected global events, and theorizes how climate change today could do the same.
This week your host Sabi Atteyih celebrates Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani’s theme of love for country and reports on Syrian issues, UN Security Council actions, international law violations, and the Americans For Democracy in Egypt demonstrations in Michigan. Also, news from Tunisia, Turkey, Lebanon, and the Syrian village of Ma’loula. With music from Iraqi American oud […]
On Monday December 16th on A Public Affair, our host John Quinlan was joined by guest is David Laskin, author to discuss his latest book, of “The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart of the Twentieth Century”. Spanning 150 years, and the different experiences of various branches of his Jewish family in Eastern Europe, Palestine, and the US, it’s a book written with the evocatively lyrical style of great fiction, in evoking fascinating individual stories amidst the backdrop of events both tragic and uplifting.