In this week’s review, we’ll hear from filmmaker Ken Burns about his new country music documentary, state lawmakers considering legalizing medical marijuana and body cam bills, municipalities asking state lawmakers to take action on gun violence, and a quick thinking eleven-year-old who may have helped stop a spate of assaults in Madison.
Nearly 200 local government leaders across Wisconsin are asking state lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to come to the table to talk about gun safety. Producer Chali Pittman has the story.
A new public history project at UW-Madison aims to uncover the histories of those at the university who were marginalized and discriminated against. Chali Pittman sat down with the project’s director, Kacie Lucchini Butcher.
As Madison grapples with its selection as a preferred site for a squadron of the Air Force’s newest fighters and faces a mixture of opposition and support from community leaders, the first of the Air Force’s new F-35 fighter jets touched down in Burlington, Vermont last week. To learn more about how the F-35 bed-down […]
In this September 20th edition of the WORT Week-in-Review, we hear about the city council’s vote on F-35 jets, the mayor’s plan for bus rapid transit, a right to die law coming to Wisconsin, state lawmakers skirting public records requests with fees, and the origins of gentrification. Contributors to this episode are Abigail Becker, Jade […]
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 […]