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

Finding Solutions to the Conflict in the DRC

02/5/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

I-AM-CONGO On Tuesday February 5th, Anjuli Brekke brought WORT listeners stories of people trying to find solutions to the difficult problems the Democratic Republic of Congo faces. On Tuesday January 22nd she spent the hour discussing the crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo with Maurice Carney, Executive Director of the Friends of the Congo. During the program they discussed the complicated history of the DRC and how this troubled past has impacted the current conflict. On this edition of A Public Affair, Anjuli followed up on that program with an exploration into possible solutions to the conflict. she spoke with JD Stier from the Enough Project.

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Homelessness and Alcoholism in Madison

02/4/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

homelessness On Monday February 4th, Brenda Konkel subbing for John Quinlan spoke with a panel of guests about issues surrounding homelessness and alcoholism in Madison. Brenda interviewed Craig Spaulding, Meg Rothstein, Bruce Wallbaum, Nate Abrahams, Ed Kuharski and two members of Madison’s homeless community, “Zombie” and Ronnie.

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The Rich Don’t Always Win

02/1/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

Pizzigati_RichDontAlwaysWin On Friday February 1st, host Esty Dinur spoke with author Sam Pizzigati about his book, “The Rich Don’t Always Win: The Forgotten Triumph over Plutocracy that Created the American Middle Class, 1900–1970.”

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Crisis in Mali

01/31/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

emira_woods On Thursday January 31st, host Allen Ruff spoke with co-director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies Emira Woods about the current situation in Mali.

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Latin American Solidarity

01/30/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

Jose_Pepe_Palacios On Wednesday January 30th, host Karma Chavez spoke with Babette Grunow of the Latin American Solidarity Committee and Pepe Palacios, a Honduran LGBTQ activist who will be visiting Wisconsin next week.

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Long Range Planning for WORT

01/29/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

johanna-coenen On Tuesday January 29th, Molly Stentz subbing for Anjuli Brekke, spoke with Johanna Coenen, WORT’s new Long Range Plan Project Coordinator.

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40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

01/28/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

NARAL_FreeWillPower_Campaign3_by_GOLDEN_ARM On Monday January 28th, John Quinlan hosted a show about the history of the abortion rights movement as we mark the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The In-studio guests were WI NARAL exec. director Jenni Dye, and women’s rights leader Karen Mulhauser. Mulhauser led the national NARAL office from 1973-1981 and joined John and Jenni by phone from Washington, DC. They discussed the horrors of pre-Roe America, through the years building a movement for choice, to the state of the movement today.

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Open Line with Esty Dinur

01/25/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

On Friday January 25th, host Esty Dinur opened the phone lines up to WORT listeners, so that you could take the mic and discuss issues that matter to you. Listen to the show:

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Satire and Political Humor

01/24/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

will durst On Thursday January 24th, host Allen Ruff spoke with American Political satirist Will Durst. They discussed satire, political humor and the need for satire to cut through the absurdity of our current situation.

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A Well-Regulated Militia

01/23/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

militia On Wednesday January 23rd, host Tim Hansel spoke with author Saul Cornell about his book, “A Well-Regulated Militia:The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America.”

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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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