A Public Affair

Monday

John Quinlan

John Quinlan

Tuesday

Carousel Bayrd

Carousel Bayrd

Wednesday

Karma Chavez and Tim Hansel

Karma Chavez & Tim Hansel

Thursday

Allen Ruff

Allen Ruff

Friday

Esty Dinur

Esty Dinur

A Public Affair is WORT‘s daily hour-long talk program. It aims to engage listeners in a conversation on social, cultural, and political issues of importance. The guests range from local activists and scholars to notable national and international figures.

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LISTEN TO RECENT EPISODES

Chomsky and Dershowitz

11/8/13 2:03 PM | A Public Affair

Cover of Chompsky and Dershowitz On Friday November 8th, our host Esty Dinur talked with author Howard Friel about his latest book, “Chomsky Dershowitz: On Endless War and the End of Civil Liberties. To end the show, Dinur told listeners about her latest trip to Israel and an update on the Israel-Palestine.

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Today’s Russia

11/8/13 1:47 PM | A Public Affair

Moscow at Night Today is the the anniversary of the Soviet Revolution of 1917. Russia has come a long way since then, but there is much more work that needs to be done.

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Mascots, Racism and Wisconsin Politics

11/8/13 12:50 PM | A Public Affair

logo of Mukwonago high school logo November is Native American Heritage month, but Native Americans, especially in Wisconsin, are facing several issues such as education, land, and mascots.

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Race and Ethnicity in Madison

11/5/13 2:09 PM | A Public Affair

map of wisconsin Race have become a huge issue for Madison and it needs to be discussed for us to come to solutions as a community. So where should we start?

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Marijuana Politics

11/4/13 1:49 PM | A Public Affair

Cover of Marijuana is safer If marijuana is safer, then why do we punish adults for making the rational and safer choice to use marijuana instead of alcohol? What are the latest updates on marijuana politics?

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Judge Doyle Square

11/1/13 2:17 PM | A Public Affair

plans for Judge Doyle Square On Friday November 1st, host Brenda Konkel was joined by Alder David Ahrens, Activist Susan Pastor, and School Board Member TJ Mertz about Judge Doyle Square and how it will affect Madison residents.

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Madison and Dane County Budgets

10/31/13 2:11 PM | A Public Affair

Dane County Seal Where does your local tax money go? Find out right here on A Public Affair.

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Coming Through the Fog

10/31/13 1:42 PM | A Public Affair

cover of coming through the fog On Thursday October 31st our host Yuri Rashkin was joined by author of “Coming Through the Fog: A Journey Through Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder to Functioning Recovery and Independent Living” Tami Goldstein and her daughter Heather Goldstein to discuss her experience and journey with Heather to recovery.

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Let’s talk about Pseudoscience

10/30/13 1:38 PM | A Public Affair

Pseudoscience is like science, but yet it isn’t. So what is pseudoscience? How is pseudoscience different from science?

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Homeless Issues Facing Madison

10/28/13 1:46 PM | A Public Affair

graph of the number of families in emergency shelters in Dane County With winter just around the corner, homelessness is another important issue that Madison and Dane County will need to consider.

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John Quinlan, Carousel Bayrd, Tim Hansel, Karma Chavez, Allen Ruff, & Esty Dinur
A Public Affair is WORT's daily hour-long talk program. It aims to engage listeners in a conversation on social, cultural, and political issues of importance. The guests range from local activists and scholars to notable national and international figures.

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