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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Today’s Russia and Russian History

10/4/13 11:23 AM | A Public Affair

Flag of Russia From the government shutdown in the United States and its effects on other countries to the LGBT debate concerning the Olympics in Russia, on Thursday October 3rd our host Yuri Rashkin talked with Konstantin Von Eggert, an analyst and writer on Russian and international affairs, about all things Russia.

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Comet ISON and All Things Astronomy

10/2/13 1:50 PM | A Public Affair

Jim Lattis With the government shutdown, it’s likely that we will not have access to NASA’s website today. However on Wednesday October 2nd, our host Tim Hansel was joined by James Lattis, who is the director of the UW Space Place, to tell us about Comet ISON and other various astronomy topics.

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Empowering Victims and Survivors of Domestic Violence

10/1/13 2:11 PM | A Public Affair

Shannon Barry On Tuesday October 1st we talked about domestic abuse and how groups like the Domestic Abuse Intervention Service are being put into action. Our host Carousel Bayrd talked with Shannon Barry, the executive director of DAIS, about what they’re doing to help domestic abuse victim and survivors.

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The Promotion of a Tolerant and Just Community

09/30/13 2:02 PM | A Public Affair

colorful hands around the world n Monday September 30th, our host John Quinlan’s guests included Diego Campoverde-Cisneros who will receive the the 3rd Annual “Alix Olson Award for the Promotion of a Tolerant and Just Community” at the Racial Justice Summit on Wednesday. The production manager of La Movida radio, (Wisconsin’s first 24/7 Spanish language radio station), he is also the found of Aliianza Latina, a support group for LGBT Latina/o community members. Also, Cindy Crane of Seekardia on this year’s “What’s Religion Got to Do with it?” writing contest for LGBT youth.

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Our Planet’s Future

09/30/13 1:30 PM | A Public Affair

The_Earth_seen_from_Apollo_17 On Friday September 27th, our host Esty Dinur was joined by Alex Rivera, a world renown documentary filmmaker, and Alan Weisman, an award-wining journalist to discuss the future of our planet.

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The Keystone XL Pipeline Continues

09/26/13 1:58 PM | A Public Affair

Keystone Pipeline On Thursday September 26th, our host Allen Ruff and Logan Quincy and Steven Horn discussed the controversial politics of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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Racial Disparities in Dane County

09/25/13 1:57 PM | A Public Affair

ywca logo Racial disparities have been plaguing Dane County for quite sometime. To talk about it, our host Karma Chavez talked with Erica Nelson, an attorney who practices public interest law and policy and Colleen Butler, YWCA’s Racial Justice & Outreach Director, on Wednesday September 25th.

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Homelessness in Madison Schools

09/24/13 2:34 PM | A Public Affair

Photo Credit: BeniCufi One of the greatest issues that Madison and Dane County face is the growing poverty rate. Why is this rate getting higher and just how bad is it affecting out schools? On Tuesday September 24th, our host Carousel Bayrd sat down with Linda Ketchem of Madison Urban Ministry (MUM) and the Executive Director, Amy Noble, of the Homeless Services Transition Education Program for Madison Public Schools, to discuss the issue of homelessness and its role in our schools.

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The Equity and Empowerment Lens

09/23/13 1:43 PM | A Public Affair

Sonali Sangeeta Balajee 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.

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Brad Lichtenstein’s Latest Projects

09/20/13 1:46 PM | A Public Affair

Bradley Lichtenstein On Friday September 20th, our guest host Yuri Rashkin was joined by Brad Lichtenstein, who is am award-winning filmmaker and the president of 371 Productions, about his latest work “As Goes Janesville”, his work at Al Jazeera America, and some of his other projects.

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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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