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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Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo

01/22/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

soldier On Tuesday January 22nd, Anjuli Brekke, who will be subbing for Cynthia Lin every Tuesday for the next few months, discussed a crisis with far reaching consequences, a crisis that despite its extraordinarily high casualty rate is often neglected in the media. An immense country full of resources, the Democratic Republic of Congo has been at the heart of a conflict encompassing many African countries. The Second Congo War propelled the country into a humanitarian crisis which has claimed millions of lives and the conflict persists today. The guest for the hour was Maurice Carney, Executive Director of the Friends of the Congo.

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Debate over Charter Schools

01/18/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

school On Friday January 18th, host Esty Dinur invited two expert guests to discuss the pros and cons of Charter Schools. Esty spoke with Kaleem Caire, President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Madison, and Jasmine Alinder, Board President of Parents for Public Schools of Milwaukee.

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Kill Anything that Moves

01/17/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

Killanything260x420 On Thursday January 17th, host Allen Ruff spoke with author Nick Turse about his book, “Kill Anything that Moves.” Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian, essayist, the managing editor of TomDispatch.com, the co-founder of Dispatch Books, and a fellow at the Nation Institute.

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Response to the State of the State Address as well as Updates from Venezuela

01/16/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

Hugo_Chávez_(02-04-2010) On Wednesday January 16th, Norm Stockwell subbing for Karma Chavez spent the first part of the hour speaking with Ron Dolen from the group Reach Out Wisconsin about Tuesday night’s State of the State address by Governor Scott Walker. Reach Out Wisconsin is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to fostering respect and understanding in Wisconsin politics. During the second half of the program Norm spoke with Mark Weisbrot about Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.

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Idle No More

01/15/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

Idle No More(1) On Tuesday January 15th, host Cynthia Lin spoke with Sarah Little Redfeather Kalmanson, Diana Miller, Rachel Byington and Arvina Martin, all members of the Idle No More movement.

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Autonomous Solidarity Organization

01/14/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

aso On Monday January 14th, host John Quinlan spoke with a panel of representatives about their organization, the Autonomous Solidarity Organization. He interviewed outgoing president Bill Fetty, current president Damon Terrell, and Vice President and Chair Brel Hutton-Opkalaeke.

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Listening to the Land

01/11/13 1:21 PM | A Public Affair

Listen to the land On Friday January 11th, host Esty Dinur spoke with the renowned environmentalist and author Derrick Jensen.

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Stop NATO

01/10/13 1:00 PM | A Public Affair

Rozoff, Rick1 Allen interviewed Rick Rozoff from “Stop NATO.com.” They discussed how, according to Rozoff, NATO has exacerbated conflicts around the world through select and ultimately detrimental intervention.

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Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

01/8/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

stopviolenceagainstwomen On Tuesday January 8th, Cynthia Lin spoke with a panel of guests regarding the Violence Against Women Act. She interviewed Tony Gilbart from WI Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Cecilia Gilhouse of UNIDOS Against Violence, and Kabzuag Vaj of Freedom Inc.

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Gay Press, Gay Power

01/7/13 12:05 PM | A Public Affair

GayPressGayPower_COVER-color On Monday January 7th, host John Quinlan spoke with Tracy Baim and Patrick Farabaugh who discussed the role of the LGBT press in America in advancing LGBT rights.

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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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