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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Common Core Standards and Public Schools

02/4/14 1:18 PM | A Public Affair

State Rep. Diane Hesselbein What are Common Core standards? How are our public schools doing and what can we expect to see this year in terms of education policy? Tune into this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!

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LGBT Rights

02/3/14 12:51 PM | A Public Affair

Cover of An Unspoken Compromise Can LGBT people be religious? Find out on this edition of A Public Affair!

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Issues Facing the United States

01/30/14 12:06 PM | A Public Affair

Kill Anything That Moves On Thursday January 30th, our host Allen Ruff, for the first half of the show, spoke with author Nick Turse, to discuss his latest book, “Kill Anything That Moves” and for the second half of the show, Ruff was joined by Steve Horn to explain corporate fracking and it’s effect on United States energy.

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Racial Discourse in Sports

01/29/14 1:53 PM | A Public Affair

Dr. Chris Brown Seattle Seahawks cornerback, Richard Sherman’s outburst after the Seattle Seahawks vs. the San Fransico 49′ers game caused a racially charged, social media outburst. What could the public reaction after this outburst mean in terms of sports rhetoric and culture? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!

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Calling 9-1-1

01/28/14 1:27 PM | A Public Affair

Star of Life logo A lot happens when you call 9-1-1. So who takes your call and gets you the help you need when you call 9-1-1? What are all the factors that contribute answering the call? Find out on this edition of A Public Affair!

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Job Seeking in the United States

01/27/14 1:22 PM | A Public Affair

Flawed System/Flawed Self cover In a two part show, our Monday host John Quinlan discussed how mistaken American beliefs about the causes of unemployment negatively affect the confidence of United States jobseekers and a view of America and Madison from a visiting Palestinian youth worker. Learn more by listening to this edition of A Public Affair!

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Effects of Walker’s Economic Policies

01/24/14 1:20 PM | A Public Affair

Hundred dollar bills What are some of the real life effects of the Walker administration’s policies? How have they affected the middle class? Are the economic policies working or are they not working? Find out more on this edition of A Public Affair!

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The Empire of Necessity

01/23/14 12:01 PM | A Public Affair

The cover of The Empire of Necessity “Wow!” was the best way for our Thursday host Allen Ruff to explain how much this book impacted and changed his world views. Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out why!

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Out on A Limb

01/22/14 1:24 PM | A Public Affair

Ben Kilham and a black bear What can black bears teach us about ourselves and the world around us? Find out more on this edition of A Public Affair!

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Controversial Politics Surrounding Sochi Olympics 2014

01/21/14 12:28 PM | A Public Affair

xmas_snowflake_wallpaper-normal With the Winter Olympics just around the corner, what’s happening in terms of the politics surrounding the events? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to get the latest update on the Sochi 2014 Olympics.

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A Public Affair
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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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