As construction continues on Madison’s long-awaited Union Corners development, one group of nearby residents of the area have found themselves booted out of the vicinity. Two weeks ago, “no parking, no standing” signs sprouted up along Winnebago Street extension, apparently aimed at removing an informal encampment of homeless living in their automobiles and recreational vehicles. […]
Science fiction is full of cautionary tales about genetically engineered human beings. That technology is fiction no more. The journal Science recently named the CRISPR-CAS9 gene editing technique the most significant scientific breakthrough of 2015. Jun Jiu Huang of Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China used the technique on non-viable in-vitro fertilization embryos to turn […]
Every so often, we check in with our far flung correspondents from around the nation and the globe. This week, we check in with our friends at WTJU, in Richmond Virgina. UVA Economics Professor John Mclaren says “absolutely,” more immigrant workers can help the US economy. He joined WTJU’s Esther Namubiru to explain what he […]
Once a month, we check in with the Madison Public Library’s artist in residence program. This time around, Madison artist — and frequent WORT guest — Angela Richardson has the honor of officially occupying the Central Library’s Bubbler Room for January and February. She joined 8 O’clock Buzz host Brian Standing in the studio.
On December 16, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed Assembly Bill 388, which eliminates the nonpartisan Government Accountability Board as of June 30, 2016, and replaces it with two partisan committees to oversee state and local elections and rule on ethics complaints. In its eight year history, the G.A.B. oversaw a turbulent period in Wisconsin, including […]
For the 10th year in a row, holiday travelers to and from the Dane County Regional Airport will be serenaded by local musicians. The free Tunes in the Terminal program continues in the airport lobby through Wednesday, December 23. The music is in the public portion of the terminal, so you don’t even need a […]