Organ transplant surgery has saved countless lives. While this procedure can be difficult and risky, it has become one of the most recognizable types of surgery. But how did we start transplanting organs, and how did we get to where we are today? University of Wisconsin Hospital Surgeon Dr. Josh Mezrich delves into that and […]
The newly sworn in U.S. Congress has the most women ever. But how’d the Wisconsin legislature fare in what was supposed to be the year of the woman? Well, not quite as well you might have expected. That’s the topic of a recent article from WisContext, which broke down the gender divide in the new […]
Despite calls for bipartisanship from newly sworn in elected leaders today, the partisan fighting has already begun. The state is gearing up for lawsuits against Republicans’ lame duck laws signed last month. Negotiations between lawmakers and the new governor on the next budget are also shaping up to be tense. So, what can we expect […]
From massive student walkouts to a historic election, WORT’s news team was there. In this recap of our coverage over the last year, we look back at the wild world of news in 2018.
It’s officially begun: the first motion against the controversial special session bills was filed in court this afternoon. It’s specifically challenging the restriction on early voting… an issue that a Dane County judge already decided was unconstitutional in 2016. One Wisconsin Now program director Analiese Eicher says they’re simply asking him to enforce that decision […]
What did the planet feel like 3 million years ago? Well, most of us alive today might find out. UW-Madison geography professor Jack Williams’ study published this week shows that by 2030, the earth’s climate will resemble the pliocene — the dawn of human evolution, when the climate looked starkly different than it does now. […]