The Hermina Street alley behind the Madison East Shopping Center has always had a scruffy, unwelcoming, maybe even downright unsavory appearance. Plain brick walls, dumpsters, locked back doors to the shops in the strip mall, it’s not a very welcoming place, Most residents and shoppers never knew it existed, and those who did, often hurried […]
The scorching of the American west shows no sign of abating, with 2018 wildfires covering almost 5 million acres and accounting for six deaths so far. Despite the U.S. Forest Service spending nearly half its diminished budget on firefighting, the fires still seem to have the upper hand. Cassandra Moseley is the Research Professor and […]
Tuesday, August 14th, is Wisconsin’s gubernatorial primary. Starting at 7 a.m., voters will select a candidate from eight Democrats seeking to oust incumbent Governor Republican Scott Walker. On Wednesday, August 8, WORT teamed up with Isthmus, the Progressive and Madison Central Library to bring you the last primary debate between Democratic Candidates Tony Evers, Matt […]
Rare Plant, Kitschy Spirit, Dirtnap — these names should sound familiar to those in Madison’s local music scene. Friday Buzz host Jonathan Zarov speaks with journalist Allison Geyer about her Isthmus cover story on Madison’s independent record labels and their origins. Also chiming in is in-house DJ Ankur Malhotra, of the Madison and New Delhi-based […]
Sandwiched between the anniversaries of the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Jan talks with Caitlin Stronell of the Citizens’ Nuclear Information Center and editor of the “Nuke Info Tokyo” newsletter about that group’s efforts to reduce and eliminate the use of nuclear materials in Japan. She also updates on the Fukushima disaster, 9 […]
Douglas Keith, Counsel with The Brennan Center, talks about his investigations as to the groups who are spending millions of dollars trying to influence appointments to U.S. courts, from the Supreme Court to local courts.