WORT Local News
Governor Tony Evers again pushed for Republicans to support gun control legislation today. The call comes as Democratic legislators circulate a bill to create what’s called an extreme risk protection order, also known as a red flag law. The bill would let law enforcement remove guns from people who have been found to be a […]
The programming this fall at UW Cinematheque includes a series on the work of Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami. It kicks off on Friday, September 20 with the documentary Homework and continues over the next three Fridays with a trilogy of films released in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s known as the Koker Trilogy: Where […]
Mayor Dyke’s special three-man panel investigating the Mifflin Street Block Party riots earlier this year issues its report, blaming both sides and pleasing neither. The “greatest factor in causing the confrontations and disorders,” it finds, was “the underlying antagonism which existed” between Mifflanders and the police. The fact that residents knew that police had […]
Healthcare bills are one of the leading causes of bankruptcies in the United States. Wisconsin hospitals are reporting rising amounts of charity care and bad debt from people unable to pay their bills. WORT reporter Martin Rakacolli has the story.
Opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma filed for bankruptcy this weekend after reaching a tentative settlement with state and local governments that are suing the company over the financial toll of the opioid crisis. Settling for bankruptcy is not uncommon for companies that have been sued for mass torts, rather than continue to litigate in courts around […]
Joe Skarlupka and Kevin Lauterjung talk to Randall Munroe, creator of the popular blog xkcd and numerous books, including the new How To: Absurd Advice for Common Real-World Problems. In How To…, seemingly simple questions are answered in the most absurd, yet scientifically sound, ways possible. Questions like, “How can I be more on time?”, […]