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

Economic Democracy in Madison

06/21/13 1:38 PM | A Public Affair

“Madison does not have one single achievement gap. It has many achievement gaps”, says Justice Castaneda.

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Global NATO and the Catastrophic Failure in Libya

06/20/13 1:39 PM | A Public Affair

On Thursday, June 20th, A Public Affair host Allen Ruff talked with Horace Campbell, professor of African American Studies and Political Science at Syracuse University and author of “Global NATO and the Catastrophic Failure in Libya”. They discussed his book as well as the new model of imperialism and warfare waged by the United States and Europe – and what that means for Africa.

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NSA Spying, Then and Now

06/19/13 2:19 PM | A Public Affair

On the Wednesday, June 19th A Public Affair, host Tim Hansel interviewed two different guests on U.S. government surveillance. For the first half of the hour, Hansel talked with Marcia Mitchell, author of “The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War: Katherine Gun and the Secret Plot to Sanction the Iraq Invasion”. During the second half of the hour the conversation moved to current surveillance within the United States itself, as executive director of the National Lawyer’s Guild Heidi Boghosian joined Tim Hansel to discuss her upcoming book “Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power and Public Resistance”.

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Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters

06/18/13 2:31 PM | A Public Affair

On Tuesday, June 18th sub host Tim Hansel interviewed Matt Dannenberg of the League of Conservation Voters (LCV). The LCV as an organization that pushes for legislation which supports environmental conservation and exposes legislators of all political affiliations who consistently vote against such legislation.

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Humanitarian Figures in Madison

06/17/13 2:35 AM | A Public Affair

On the Monday, June 17th A Public Affair, host John Quinlan talked with two major humanitarian forces in Madison. For the first half of the show, he talked with Callen Harty, a local theater presence, GLBTQ advocate and survivor of childhood sexual abuse. During the second half of the show, John Quinlan was joined by Charlie Daniel, who will receive the 18th Rev. James C. Wright Human Rights Award from Mayor Paul Soglin on Tuesday, June 18th.

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Pledge Drive Book List

06/14/13 2:04 PM | A Public Affair

If you are interested in any of the books from this pledge drive but were unable to get a copy for some reason, we’ve compiled a list of all the books that were featured and the publishers link where you can purchase them from!

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Dirty Wars

06/14/13 1:48 PM | A Public Affair

On Friday, June 14th A Public Affair host Esty Dinur interviewed Jeremy Scahill, author of Dirty Wars. Scahill discussed the life of a journalist covering stories the government would rather keep secret.

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Cold War University

06/13/13 1:46 PM | A Public Affair

Cold War University On Thursday, June 13th, host Allen Ruff talked with Matthew Levin about his book “Cold War University”. This book explores the history of the Cold War’s role at U.W.-Madison. Levin also discussed how student opposition and the emergence of the New Left began to push against the University’s research partnership and what legacies of this opposition have, or have not, survived.

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Sister: An African American Life in Search of Justice

06/12/13 1:52 PM | A Public Affair

Cover of Sister: An African American Life in Search of Justice On Wednesday, June 12th host Karma Chavez talked with Jody LePage co-author of “Sister: An African American Life in Search of Justice”. Jody LePage discussed how she built her relationship with Sylvia Bell White through the Farmer’s Market in Madison, and how that friendship blossomed into the coauthored novel of Sylvia’s story. Audio testimony of Sylvia Bell White revealed some parts of this story, including how her brother was killed in a racially-motivated murder.

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The Energy of Slaves

06/11/13 1:34 PM | A Public Affair

On Tuesday, June 11th sub host Norm Stockwell interviewed Andrew Nikiforuk about his book “The Energy of Slaves”. This radical evaluation discusses how our need for energy has simply transferred from slavery to a dependence on coal and oil.

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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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