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

What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

09/13/13 2:23 PM | A Public Affair

nations flags The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is something that most people haven’t heard about, but on Friday September 13th our host Esty Dinur and her guests David Rosnick and David Newby gave us a break down of how the TPP agreement could affect the United States.

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Stephen Zunes On U.S. Involvement In Syria

09/12/13 1:51 PM | A Public Affair

Stephen Zunes International Studies and Politics professor Stephen Zunes joined host Allen Ruff on WORT’s A Public Affair to discuss the complex interests surrounding involvement in Syria and potential consequences of all options.

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The Undocumented and Mexican Independence Day

09/11/13 1:53 PM | A Public Affair

Mexican Flag On Wednesday September 11th, our host Karma Chavez covered a wide variety of topics about Mexican history and culture with Marco Williams, award winning filmmaker who made the film “The Undocumented” for the first part of the show. And Alex Gillis about politics and history behind Mexican Independence Day for the second part of the show

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Youth Mental Health and Wellness

09/10/13 2:09 PM | A Public Affair

Dane County Department of Human Services A major issue that our schools face today is youth mental health and wellness. On Tuesday September 10th, our host Carousel Bayrd was joined by Marykay Wills, mental health and alternate care service manager with Dane County Human Services and Jeannette Deloya, a program support social worker with Madison Metropolitan School District to discuss the issues that Madison school have been addressing in order to better mental health and wellness in youth.

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Newly-Released Nixon Tapes

09/9/13 1:48 PM | A Public Affair

Stanley Kutler from UW-Madison Department of History Our host John Quinlan analyzed the newly-released Nixon Tapes with UW-Madison Professor Stanley Kutler on Monday September 9th. Kutler has already made monumental contributions with his writings and teaching about American history, but two weeks ago, he also made history himself, by prevailing in a case he won against the National Archives. By winning this case, 340 hours of the infamous Nixon tapes of Oval Office recordings are now available to the historic record, and the American public.

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A Looming Attack on Syria

09/8/13 2:27 PM | A Public Affair

Night view of Damascus, Syria This week, President Barack Obama pleads his case for attacking Syria. To talk about this issue and the history behind it, our host Allen Ruff spoke with investigative journalist Robert Parry and UW-Madison Professor of Middle Eastern Studies Jennifer Loewenstein.

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Foreign Intervention and Nuclear Power

09/6/13 2:28 PM | A Public Affair

flags of the world in globe form If the U.S. got involved with Syria’s affairs, would the outcome be efficient or beneficial? On Friday September 6th, our host Esty Dinur talked with UW-Madison Professor Andrew Kydd about the possible attack by the U.S. against Syria and what the possible consequences could be if the U.S. does decide to take action. On the second half of the show, University of New York/College at Old Westbury Professor Karl Grossman about the continuing and escalating Fukushima disaster.

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Will Congress Vote to Attack Syria?

09/5/13 4:27 PM | A Public Affair

u.s. and syrian flags As turmoil continues to brew in Syria, our host Allen Ruff was joined by guest David Swanson on Thursday September 5th to discuss the current situation in Syria and the question that the U.S. is being forced to consider. Will the U.S. Congress vote to attack Syria?

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The Presidential Impeachment Process

09/4/13 1:42 PM | A Public Affair

Ballons of the republican party elephant and democratic donkey Why is it that some conservatives are talking about impeaching President Barack Obama? What does a president have to do to be impeached? On Wednesday September 4th, these were some of the key questions that our host Tim Hansel asked of his guests Donald Downs, expert on constitutional law, and Michael Wagner, expert on American politics and presidency.

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The First Day of School

09/3/13 2:07 PM | A Public Affair

School Supplies Today, Tuesday September 3, was the first day back to school in Madison. Host Carousel Bayrd and her guests Jennifer Cheatham, Madison Superintendent, and Marjorie Passman, school board member, celebrated this day with a discussion of the education system in the Madison area.

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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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