A Public Affair
By Patty Peltekos, Carousel Bayrd, Lilada Gee, Allen Ruff, & Esty Dinur
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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.
||CleanWalls, Eugenics, and the National Emergency||In the wake of the Trump administration’s declaration of a national emergency earlier today, we turn our attention to the related history of walls and the eugenics movement. Our guest is Jorge Juan Rodríguez V,||2/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Trajectory of Global Capitalism with Leo Panitch||On today’s episode, Allen catches up with friend of the show Leo Panitch to discuss “A World Turned Upside Down?”, the 2019 edition of the Socialist Register. The volume presents a series of essays about global capitalism, neoliberalism,||2/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCreating New Black History||In celebration of Black History Month, today’s episode is about creating new Black history. Guest host Harry Hawkins is joined in the studio by local filmmakers and entrepreneurs Johnny and Marie Justice to discuss the challenges and opportunities of||2/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeet the Candidates: MMSD School Board Seat 5||On today’s edition of Meet the Candidates, WORT news director Molly Stentz speaks with the candidates for MMSD school board seat 5: TJ Mertz, Ananda Mirilli, and Amos Roe. Over the course of the hour, the candidates discuss why they’re running,||2/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWater Advocacy in Wisconsin||In his State of the State address last month, Governor Tony Evers declared 2019 the year of clean drinking water. For today’s episode, Patty talks to Kriss Marion and organic farmer Scott Laeser of Clean Wisconsin to discuss water advocacy in Wiscons||2/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClimate Justice in King County and the Amazon||With the recent announcement of the Green New Deal, we turn our attention to climate justice for today’s episode. First, we hear from Jess Wallach, an activist with 350 Seattle, about last week’s victory in King County,||2/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVenezuela: History, Updates, and Music of the Resistance||For today’s episode, we kick off the hour with Gregory Wilpert, who offers a brief political history of Venezuela and an overview of the United States’ involvement. For the second segment, Allen is joined in the studio by Juancito Trukupey,||2/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Science of Diversity and Inclusion||On today’s episode, guest host Harry Hawkins talks to psychology professor Markus Brauer about what behavioral science can tell us about achieving diversity and inclusion. As the director of the Brauer Group Lab,||2/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeet the Candidates: MMSD School Board Seat 3||We pick back up with another edition of Meet the Candidates, this time for the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) school board. For today’s show, Carousel interviews the candidates for seat 3, Cris Carusi and Kaleem Caire.||2/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean“We the People: Expanding the Circle of Citizenship for Public L...||On Thursday, January 31, Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer gave a public lecture at the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus. For today’s episode, guest host Gil Halsted presents a recording of Dr. Kimmerer’s talk,||2/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|