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

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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Fast-Food Strike Across the Nation

09/3/13 1:50 PM | A Public Affair

fast food resturants On Monday’s Labor Day edition of A Public Affair our host John Quinlan held a discussion about last week’s nationwide strike by fast food workers, and the issues underlying it.

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Raging Wildfires Continue in the West

08/30/13 1:52 PM | A Public Affair

Wildfire in California As wildfires continue to spread throughout the west, on Friday August 30th, our host Esty Dinur had an in-depth conversation with Rich Fairbanks, who has been working in forestry for 41 years and is also a part of the Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology, and Debbie Miley the executive director of the National Wildfire Suppression Association to discuss the history and underlying politics of fighting wildfires and why the problem has escalated.

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Israel/Palestine and the Queer International

08/28/13 1:56 PM | A Public Affair

Cover of Israel/Palestine and the Queer International On Wednesday August 28th, host Karma Chavez spoke with author and activist Sarah Schulman about her new book “Israel/Palestine and the Queer International” as well as queer politics and how they are connected through art and culture.

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Women in the Workforce

08/27/13 1:46 PM | A Public Affair

Women working at a computer According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, out of the 534 jobs of the U.S. economy, women earn more than men in 7 of those jobs. This means that 99% of women earn less than their male counter-parts in the same job. On Tuesday August 27th, our host Carousel Bayrd had an in-depth conversation with former Attorney General Peggy Lautenschlager and Kathy Utley, founding president at Social Innovations for Women and Communities about women in the workforce and how it is impacting our society as a whole.

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The Rainbow Project, Inc.

08/26/13 1:35 PM | A Public Affair

Sheryl Kato On the Monday, August 26th A Public Affair, host John Quinlan was joined by Sharyl Kato. For over 30 years, Sharyl has led the Rainbow Project, a group that works to prevent and treat childhood sexual abuse.

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Continued Turmoil in Egypt and Syria

08/23/13 1:51 PM | A Public Affair

Egyptian and Syrian Flag Pins While the death toll continues to rise in Egypt, Syria has also had issues escalate over the past couple of days. It appears that there were unconditional weapons used on villages especially chemical weapons. Civilians have been fleeing villages as the Assad forces continue to use chemical weapons in Syria. Our host Esty Dinur spoke with Professor Stephen Zunes about the turmoil that has shaken this part of the world.

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An Update on Turkey

08/22/13 1:46 PM | A Public Affair

Turkish Flag On Thursday August 22nd, host Allen Ruff discussed recent mass protests and demonstrations in Turkey with UW grad student and Turkish national, Taylan Acar who just returned from Istanbul where he witnessed these events over the last months.

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Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

08/21/13 1:59 PM | A Public Affair

A gavel, handcuffs, and a law book Recently, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Obama Administration will no longer be enforcing the standing rules on mandatory-minimum sentencing for drug offenders. Host Tim Hansel discussed what this could mean for our justice system with Molly Gill from Family’s Against Mandatory Minimums and former Wisconsin assistant attorney general Tim Kiefer.

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A Public Affair
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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