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.
||CleanThe Future of Pacifica||What’s going on with Pacifica Radio Network? They have faced a financial crisis for years, stemming from paying rent to the Empire State Realty Trust, who house the transmitter for Pacifica station WBAI in New York. In 2016,||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReece Jones on the Violence of Borders||How do we understand borders, the boundaries that define nation-states? What are the historical roots and causes of the global refugee crisis, and the borders that define the spatial relations of our increasingly globalized and imperiled planet?||1/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnforgive-MESS, Part II||How do you deal with one of the messiest constructs in relationships, forgiveness? Is no apology better than a bad apology? How should you phrase an apology, and what does a non-apology really sound like? Wednesday host Lilada Gee speaks with Dr.||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWisconsin Supreme Court Candidates||On April 3rd, Wisconsin voters will determine who will fill Justice Michael Gableman’s State Supreme Court seat. Host Carousel Bayrd speaks with two candidates running for a seat on Wisconsin’s Supreme Court,||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCarey Gillam on the Dangers of Glyphosate||Investigative journalist Carey Gillam talks about the consequences of glyphosate weedkiller. She’s the author of Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, from Island Press.||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBob McChesney on Fake News, Hope, and the Media||Professor Bob McChesney of Media Matters for America speaks with substitute host Bert Zipperer about hope in the role of media.||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMatt Rothschild on Our Political Moment||Matt Rothschild is Executive Director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, and prior to that position, was Senior Editor at The Progressive magazine for 32 years. He speaks with Thursday host Allen Ruff on the takeaways of politics from 2017,||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Difficulties and Pitfalls of Forgiveness||Wednesday host Lilada Gee and her guests discuss the pitfalls and difficulties of forgiveness.||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWisWatch’s Investigative Projects from 2017||Monday host Patty Peltekos speaks with Dee Hall, managing editor and co-founder of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. They talk about the importance and process of fact checking in investigative reporting,||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaths to Entrepreneurial Success||Sabrina Madison speaks with entrepreneur Dr. Jasmine Zapata and Boys & Girls Club of Dane County‘s CEO Michael Johnson about their paths to entrepreneurial and non profit successes.||12/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|