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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Arguing for Our Lives: A User’s Guide to Constructive Dialog

04/10/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

jensen On Wednesday April 10th, Norm Stockwell interviewed author Robert Jensen about his book, “Arguing for Our Lives: A User’s Guide to Constructive Dialog.” Robert Jensen is a professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and a founding board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center.

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Tensions Build on the Korean Peninsula

04/9/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

Political Poster On Tuesday April 9th, host Anjuli Brekke discussed the conflict on the Korean peninsula with experts Hyun Lee and Christine Hong.

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Legacy of the Nanking Massacre

04/8/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

nanking On Monday April 8th, host John Quinlan interviewed Susan O’Leary who previewed her Tuesday program for the United Nations Association “Visiting Nanking to Promote Reconciliation between China and Japan around the 1937 Massacre of Chinese Civilians by the Japanese Military.” This is an effort led by her friend and teacher, the internationally-renowned artist and peace activist Kazuaki Tanahashi, who will be presenting a display of his work in Madison in August.

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State of the World 2013

04/5/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

sustainability On Friday April 5th, host Esty Dinur spoke with Tom Prugh, co-director of the State of the World 2013 and State of the World 2014 projects.

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State of the Labor Movement

04/4/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

Frank On Thursday April 4th, host Allen Ruff interviewed Frank Emspak about the state of national labor movements. Frank Emspak is the executive producer of Workers Independent News and producer of the People’s Mic. He also works with Labor Radio at WORT.

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Paradise Lot

04/3/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

paradiseLot On Wednesday April 3rd, host Tim Hansel interviewed Eric Toensmeier about his recent book, “Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One-Tenth of an Acre, and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City.”

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Rebuilding the Foodshed

04/2/13 3:03 PM | A Public Affair

rebuilding-the-food-shed-350 On Tuesday March 26th, host Anjuli Brekke interviewed farmer, author and professor Philip Ackerman-Leist about creating local, sustainable and secure food systems.

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“We Belong to the Land”

04/1/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

WeBelong On Monday April 1st, John Quinlan previewed the performance this Thursday (April 4th) of a one man play–We Belong to the Land–based on the life of world-renowned Palestinian peacemaker, Elias Chacour.

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Split Show: “Rethinking Money” and Lakota Grandmothers

03/29/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

rethinking-money-book-cover On Friday March 29th, host Esty Dinur presented listeners with a split show. For the first half of the hour she interviewed Jacqui Dunne and Bernard Lietaer about their book, “Rethinking Money: How New Currencies Turn Scarcity into Prosperity.” During the second half of the program Esty Dinur interviewed members of the Truth Tour of Lakota Grandmothers.

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Marxism in the United States: A History of the American Left

03/28/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

Marxism_in_the_united_states On Thursday March 28th, host Allen Ruff interviewed author and scholar Paul Buhle about his latest release, the newly revised edition of the book “Marxism in the United States: A History of the American Left.”

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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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