More than 1.1 million Wisconsin residents returned their absentee ballots for last Tuesday’s election. The unprecedented number of absentee ballots meant an increased workload for local clerks. Madison City Clerk Maribeth Witzel-Behl says processing these ballots presented unique challenges. “Given the increase in absentee requests, and the way this election has been so different from […]
Marcus Allen is a pastor at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. When his mother began experiencing symptoms similar to those caused by COVID-19, he called emergency responders. They told her to avoid going to the hospital. Then her symptoms worsened. Producer Jonah Chester sat down with Allen to discuss what went wrong and how the […]
Wisconsin health officials reported a new COVID-19 case count of 87 today. But the slight dip in daily reported cases, when compared to previous weeks, likely doesn’t mean Wisconsin has seen the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a press conference this morning, Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer of Wisconsin’s Bureau of Communicable Diseases, […]
Wisconsin made national headlines this week for its disorganized election process. This week on Isthmus on WORT, producer Jonah Chester sat down with Isthmus reporter Judy Davidoff to review the week’s events and what fall-out may result from Tuesday’s chaos. You can read her coverage of the election online at Isthmus.com.
In a press conference last month, Department of Health Services Secretary Designee Andrea Palm confirmed that the state is working to determine exactly how many ventilators are currently available. “We are continuing to work with our partners to get exact numbers, and we can provide that when we have it,” she said. Now, In an […]
Local addiction support groups are moving operations online. The meetings are based on a principle of in-person community support. So going digital means adjustments for those seeking recovery and support for alcohol and substance abuse. For some who are a part of Madison’s anonymous support groups, the transition to a web-based format means losing what […]