On this Thanksgiving special, new Perpetual Notion Machine host Robert W Monthey explores the restocking of wild turkeys in Wisconsin–with some special guests from the field. His guest is Patrick Kaiser, a retired biologist and former Wildlife Manager with the Wisconsin DNR. Robert says the idea for the interview was sparked by his family farm […]
In November of 1621, so the story goes, the Wapanoags shared a harvest feast with the English colonists of the Plymouth Plantation in what is now the state of Massachusetts. That event, now etched in our collective minds as the first Thanksgiving, has come under increased scrutiny in recent years. Was that a peaceful sharing […]
Last night, Gov. Tony Evers announced an executive advisory urging Wisconsinites to stay home as COVID-19 cases surge throughout the state. What can we do to protect ourselves and our communities during this new spike? Today, we spend the hour with Dr. Malia Jones and Dr. Amanda Simanek—two of the experts behind the popular public […]
With the holiday season approaching, and coronavirus cases steadily rising, Dane County officials are asking residents to take individual responsibility to reduce the spread of Covid-19. Local officials are also calling for the state legislature to reconvene to create a comprehensive state-wide plan for the pandemic. Outside the Alliant Energy Center exhibition hall today, Madison […]
It’s Thanksgiving, which on A Public Affair means Will Williams joins us in studio. Will is a Vietnam veteran and activist with Veterans for Peace. He talks with host Allen Ruff about activism, military, Native struggles, President Trump, F-35 fighter jets, and white nationalists.
School breaks can be stressful for kids and families who don’t have enough food. Today, host Carousel Bayrd talks with two groups who are making sure Madison families are fed over the Thanksgiving holiday. First, Carousel is joined in studio with Lea Aschkenase, Mary Lou Taylor, and Jani Koester of Food for Thought Initiative. They […]