A Public Affair

By Patty Peltekos, Carousel Bayrd, Ali Muldrow, Allen Ruff, & Esty Dinur

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White Supremacy is Baked Into American Education
53:41

“The importance of textbooks is simply overwhelming because they are designed to form and shape generations of students. This is how students learn about the history of the United States, […]

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Oct 07, 2022
Uncovering the History of a 3,000-Year-Old Canoe
53:00

For today’s show, guest host Bert Zipperer speaks with two archaeologists about the 3,000-year-old dugout canoe recently recovered from Lake Mendota, the second ancient canoe found in Wisconsin this year. […]

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Oct 06, 2022
Meet Sara Rodriguez for Lieutenant Governor and Josh Kaul for Attorney...
52:53

For today’s Meet the Candidates show, host Carousel Bayrd speaks with Sara Rodriguez, the Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor in Wisconsin, and Attorney General Josh Kaul, who is running for […]

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Oct 05, 2022
Book Bans Are on the Rise—Again
53:48

The U.S. has reached another tipping point in the culture wars, with the number of book bans in libraries and classrooms doubling since last year. How can we explain this […]

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Oct 04, 2022
The State of School Lunches
54:33

The federal funds that supported universal free lunch for K-12 students during the early pandemic expired at the end of June, leaving low-income parents struggling and schools scrambling to provide […]

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Oct 03, 2022
Economic Updates with Richard Wolff
49:25

For today’s show, host Esty Dinur welcomes back renowned economist Richard Wolff for a discussion of ongoing crises of the day—including hurricane season, inflation and world economics, the war in […]

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Sep 30, 2022
John Nichols on Politics and the 2022 Election
53:54

“I want a politics in this country that’s rooted in the grassroots, that’s rooted in the people, and this year going to be an incredible test of that.” That’s John […]

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Sep 29, 2022
Wisconsinites on Finding Hope During the Pandemic
52:10

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, writer and professor B.J. Hollars sent out a call to Wisconsinites to share their responses to pandemic life and to fill in the […]

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Sep 28, 2022
Supporting Maternal Health in Indigenous and Latina Communities
52:59

Today, Ali Muldrow continues her reproductive justice series with doulas from Cooperativa Raíces para el Cambio/Roots4Change Cooperative to talk about pregnancy, giving birth, and postpartum experiences in the Indigenous and […]

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Sep 27, 2022
An Inside History of the Mall
53:50

What do you think of when you hear the word “mall”? The hustle and bustle of a food court? The scent of Orange Julius and Auntie Anne’s pretzels wafting through […]

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Sep 26, 2022