Former east side alder Satya Rhodes-Conway beat Mayor Paul Soglin by a margin of over 20 percent, and more than 18,000 votes. Rhodes-Conway will become Madison’s first openly gay mayor when she’s inaugurated later this month. She’s currently the managing director of the Mayors Innovation Project, a think tank housed at UW-Madison that gives advice to […]
For key takeaways from last night’s election results, WORT news director Molly Stentz caught up with local government reporter Abigail Becker from The Cap Times.
Alec Cook will serve 3 years in prison, 8 years of probation, and 15 years on the state sex offender registry. That’s what Dane County Judge Steven Ehlke decided today. Ehlke was emotional at times, as he explained his reasoning in the packed county courtroom today. “My hope is that nothing bad will ever happen […]
A year after voting President Donald Trump into office, the country is already preparing for the midterm election season. Democrats are hoping to ride a wave of anti-Trump sentiment to win back control of Congress next year. They need to win an additional 24 districts – and campaigns have already begun. One of those districts […]
WORT 89.9 FM welcomes Lilada Gee to the Wisconsin airwaves. Lilada will host the Wednesday edition of A Public Affair, WORT’s weekday lunchtime talk show. You can hear her live every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. on 89.9 FM and wortfm.org Lilada describes herself as a bold biographer, edgy preacher, audacious healer, daring orator […]
Last night, the Madison College District Board voted unanimously to expand their campus in south Madison. They plan to give up their downtown campus and lease out their building in order to pay for it. There was high interest among Madison’s communities of color and a packed turnout at the meeting. Molly Stentz was there […]