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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Listeners may call in and ask questions of the guests. Callers are asked to pose a question relevant to the subject at hand and refrain from calling more than once per week. You can join us on social media as well!

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Please contact Molly Stentz at (608) 256-2001 or newsflash@wort-fm.org.

LISTEN TO RECENT EPISODES

State of the Nation

05/2/13 10:54 AM | A Public Affair

RothschildMatt On Thursday, May 2nd host Allen Ruff discussed the state of the nation with Matthew Rothschild, editor of The Progressive magazine and host of Progressive Radio. They opened up this discussion to all recent state, national and international news.

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National Labor Movement and Bay View Massacre

05/1/13 9:46 AM | A Public Affair

Historical Marker On Wednesday, May 1st, host Tim Hansel talked with long-time labor leader and union member Kenneth Germanson about May 1st celebrations, the rise of the labor movement in the United States, and the Bay View Massacre.

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Effective State Development Strategies

04/30/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

duncan-green-speaking On Tuesday April 30th, host Anjuli Brekke discussed the efficacy of foreign aid and the best strategies for developing nations. The guest for the first half of the hour was Duncan Green, author of the book “From Poverty to Power.” Duncan Green is Oxfam Great Britain’s Senior Strategic Adviser. He was Oxfam’s Head of Research from 2004-12. “From Poverty to Power” contains the accumulated knowledge of 25 years spent researching and writing about reducing poverty and combating injustice. During the second half of the hour Anjuli continued the discussion of foreign development strategies with University of Wisconsin Professor of Political Science and expert on African Politics Scott Straus.

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Sustaining Activism

04/29/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

sustainableactivism On Monday April 29th, host John Quinlan interviewed Emma Sokoloff-Rubin, co-author of “Sustaining Activism: A Brazilian Women’s Movement and a Father-Daughter Collaboration.”

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The Dark Side of Chocolate

04/26/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

darkchocolate On Friday April 26th, host Esty Dinur interviewed film maker U. Roberto Romano about his film “The Dark Side of Chocolate.”

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WORT Seeks Talk Host

04/25/13 5:49 PM | Molly Stentz

word bubble Have you ever wanted to be on the radio? Do you enjoy learning about the world and sharing interesting news and information with those around you? Consider becoming a host of A Public Affair on WORT.

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Mornings in Jenin

04/25/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

Susan2 On Thursday April 25th, host Allen Ruff spoke with author Susan Abulhawa about her book, “Mornings in Jenin.” Abulhawa was born to refugees of the 1967 war when Israel captured what remained of Palestine, including Jerusalem.

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Comprehensive Immigration Reform

04/24/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

katrod On Wednesday April 24th, host Karma Chavez interviewed Kat Rodriguez of Coalición de Derechos Humanos in Tucson, to talk about Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

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Housing is a Human Right

04/23/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

Brendakonkel On Tuesday April 23rd, Brenda Konkel spoke with a panel about the upcoming Housing is a Human Right Summit. She spoke with Anthony Prince of the National Lawyers Guild, Karen Andrews of the First United Methodist Church and Heidi Weglietner of the Dane County Board of Supervisors.

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“The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?”

04/22/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

diamond On Monday April 22nd, host Anjuli Brekke, spoke with author Jared Diamond about the lessons we can learn from traditional societies.

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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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