On the Monday September 23rd, our host John Quinlan was joined by Sonali Sangeeta Balajee. Balajee is the MS, Senior Policy Advisor in Multnomah County’s (Portland, OR) Office of Equity and Diversity, and creator of an innovative program called the Equity and Empowerment Lens.
Today on Monday September 16th on APA we remembered the historical March on Washington in 1963 with some very special guests. Our host John Quinlan was joined by three distinguished community leaders–all lifelong advocates for civil rights and social justice, and all present at the 1963 March on Washington–reflect back on that historic day and its resonance with today. These guests were UMOJA publisher Milele Chikasa Anana, Wisconsin civil rights pioneer Vel Phillips, and social activist/physician Gene Farley.
Our host John Quinlan analyzed the newly-released Nixon Tapes with UW-Madison Professor Stanley Kutler on Monday September 9th. Kutler has already made monumental contributions with his writings and teaching about American history, but two weeks ago, he also made history himself, by prevailing in a case he won against the National Archives. By winning this case, 340 hours of the infamous Nixon tapes of Oval Office recordings are now available to the historic record, and the American public.
On Monday’s Labor Day edition of A Public Affair our host John Quinlan held a discussion about last week’s nationwide strike by fast food workers, and the issues underlying it.
On the Monday, August 26th A Public Affair, host John Quinlan was joined by Sharyl Kato. For over 30 years, Sharyl has led the Rainbow Project, a group that works to prevent and treat childhood sexual abuse.
Often times, outside interests dive into areas in crisis, like Haiti, in the name of disaster relief, but instead of aiding the country in need, these groups have a very different impact. Award-wining author, organizer, and Haiti activist Beverly Bell discussed her two latest books, “Fault Lines: Views Across Haiti’s Divide” and “Harvesting Justice: Transforming Food, Land, and Agricultural Systems in the Americas” with our host John Quinlan on Monday August 19th.