articles tagged "Esty Dinur"

The Suffering Grasses and the Crisis in Syria

Friday, 30 November 2012 | A Public Affair
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On Friday November 30th, host Esty Dinur interviewed Iara Lee about her documentary film “THE SUFFERING GRASSES: when elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.” Iara Lee is a Korean Brazilian film producer, director and activist who works mainly in the Middle East. Esty also spoke with Middle East expert Professor Jennifer Loewenstein who added to the discussion of the film and the crisis in Syria. “The ongoing conflict in Syria has become a microcosm for the complicated politics of the region, and an unsavory reflection of the world at large. Against the backdrop of the Arab Spring, NATO’s toppling of Moammar Qaddafi in Libya, and the complicated politics of the region, this film seeks …. more »

The Plight of Occupy Madison

Friday, 23 November 2012 | A Public Affair
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On Friday November 23rd, Esty Dinur focused on the future of Occupy Madison for the first half of the program. She interviewed Four members of Occupy Madison: Ron, Betty, Dan and Brian who discussed their recent eviction. According to their website, “Occupy Madison has gone through a number of evolutions and revolutions. We are in midst of writing an accurate update to the past few months, much from the initiative by Brenda Konkel, and much documentation can be found on her blog: http://www.forwardlookout.com. Currently the physical site is located at Token Creek Park. Donations stream in, despite the distance. Donations are being taken for the site and its residents through Occupy Wisconsin as well as drop offs to the …. more »

Hurricane Sandy

Friday, 2 November 2012 | A Public Affair
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On Friday November 2nd, host Esty Dinur spoke with Dr. Wesler Lambert live from Haiti, a country devastated by the impact of hurricane Sandy. Dr. Lambert is Director of Monitoring and Evaluation for Zanmi Lasante, Partners In Health’s flagship project in Haiti. On the second half of the show, Esty spoke with University of Wisconsin Senior Researcher Chris Velden about charting the path of hurricane Sandy and the possible impact of global climate change in the creation of super storms.                                               The BBC reported on the horrific impact of Sandy in Haiti: “There are …. more »

The Wars of Watergate

Friday, 26 October 2012 | A Public Affair
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On Friday October 26th, host Esty Dinur interviewed author and historian Stanley Kutler about the reprinting of his book, “The Wars of Watergate: The Last Crisis of Nixon.” Kutler will be featured at this year’s Wisconsin Book Festival (November 7-11). He will be speaking at the series “American History In Brief and In-Depth” at 7:30 PM on Wednesday November 7th at the Overture Center for the Arts. Stanley Kutler is the E. Gordon Fox Professor of American Institutions at the University of Wisconsin Madison. He is the editor of The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century American History, the historical advisor for the Emmy-winning television documentary Watergate, and the founding editor of Reviews in American History. Leonard Bushkoff …. more »

Plastic, A Toxic Love Story

Monday, 22 October 2012 | A Public Affair
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On Friday October 19th, host Esty Dinur spoke with author Susan Freinkel about her book, “Plastic, A Toxic Love Story.” Susan Freinkel is a science writer whose work has appeared in a variety of national publications including: Discover, Reader’s Digest, Smithsonian, The New York Times, OnEarth, Health, and Real Simple. “Plastic built the modern world. Where would we be without pacemakers, polyester, computers, cellphones, sneakers or chewing gum. (Plastic in gum? Yep!) But a century into our love affair with plastic, we’re starting to realize it’s not such a healthy one. Plastics draw on dwindling fossil fuels, leach harmful chemicals, litter landscapes, and destroy marine life. And yet each year we use and consume more; we’ve produced …. more »

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