The new mall curfew went into effect last weekend. Student leader Dija Manly, Kim Gaspar-Rabuck, and TimeBank Dane County Executive Director Lorrie Hurckes Dwyer join Carousel to discuss the racial impact of this curfew and the pushout of youth of color from the community. The Youth Escort Policy lists fifteen rules that will now take place […]
Mark Fleisher is an ethnographer. He embeds himself in local cultures, and tries to describe people’s daily lives, to understand how human societies adapt to the conditions around them. Now a research professor in Applied Social Sciences at Case Western University, his work has taken him to such exotic places as Mexico, the Netherlands, the highlands of Guatemala and the North End of Champaign, Illinois. The six years Fleisher spend in Champaign is the subject of his latest book, “Living Black: Social Life in an African American Neighborhood,” out now from the University of Wisconsin Press.
Mark spoke with host Brian Standing about his new book.
Today host Karma Chavez spoke with professors Kim Tallbear and Robert Warrior to discuss the long history of “red face,” and the controversy that has emerged post-Dolezal about the Nobel-prize-nominated, supposedly native scholar, Andrea Smith.
Was the murder of 9 people in a historic black church in Charleston last week an act of terrorism? Today host Karma Chavez will be talking about Charleston and terrorism with Dr. Leah Mirakhor. A professor of English at the College of Wooster and UW grad, Mirakhor is currently working on a book about terrorism from the Cold War to the War on Terror. Listen to today’s edition of A Public Affair to here more.
How is the problem with police-community relations rooted in the long history of institutional racism in the United States? How do we teach this history to our children? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
A Sociologist at Madison College ( Professor Diane Soles) has long wanted to assign her students the creation of an Access Hour program about Race & Ethnicity (one of the courses she teaches regularly). Since she has long thought about this, she has lots of ideas…but she’s never put together a radio show, so this is […]