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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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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Exit Zero: Family and Class in Postindustrial Chicago

06/10/13 1:32 PM | A Public Affair

On Monday, June 10th host John Quinlan talked with Christine Walley about her book “Exit Zero: Family and Class in Postindustrial Chicago.” This book centers around inter-generational stories of families, including Walley’s own family, who were affected by the closing of steel mills in Chicago.

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Project Censored 2013

06/7/13 1:51 PM | A Public Affair

Censored2013 On Friday, June 7th, A Public Affair host Esty Dinur interviewed Andy Lee Roth, Associate Director of Project Censored. They discussed the founding of Project Censored, how Project Censored covers news that corporate media doesn’t, and some of the top censored stories from 2013.

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June 6th Movement

06/6/13 2:15 AM | A Public Affair

On Thursday, June 6th, sub host Bob McChesney interviewed Ralph Nader about his new book, “Told You So: The Big Book of Weekly Columns”.

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1-Year Anniversary of the Palmero’s Worker Strike

06/5/13 1:45 PM | A Public Affair

Christine Neumann-Ortiz On Wednesday, June 5th, host Karma Chavez talked with Christine Neumann-Ortiz of Voces de la Frontera about labor, immigration issues, and the 1-year anniversary of the Palermo’s worker strike.

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Confronting Evils

06/4/13 1:33 PM | A Public Affair

On Tuesday, June 4th sub host Tim Hansel interviewed UW-Madison philosophy professor Claudia Card about her book “Confronting Evils: Terrorism, Torture, Genocide”. Throughout the hour they discussed what makes something evil, examples of evil within our world today, and what our responsibility to combat evil is.

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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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