This week, Jackie Edmunds of the Dane County Humane Society Wildlife Center reports on the duck species of Wisconsin, explaining how to tell the difference between duckling species. The most common ducks in the Madison area are Mallards, which are herbivores, and Wood Ducks, which are insectivores. She tells us about the basics of Mallard ducklings, […]
A lead plaintiff in one of the lawsuits challenging Wisconsin’s voter ID law has passed away. Ruthelle Frank was 89 and the title plaintiff in the case Ruthelle Frank versus Scott Walker. The alderwoman for the village of Brokaw in central Wisconsin joined the case after she was not allowed to vote in her own […]
State Representative Chris Taylor, a Democrat from Madison, is back to tackling issues with police use of force. Taylor says she has three goals: to make use of force policies more specific, to create de-escalation training for officers, and to require an independent prosecutor for any police use of force cases. Taylor is circulating two […]
Catalina Toma is an expert in communication technologies, specifically, their social and psychological effects. She works as an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Since 2004, Toma has been researching online dating. Over the years, the world of online dating has shifted, but Toma maintains that […]
A Milwaukee Democrat is asking Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel to review policies governing the use of deadly force by police. State Representative Leon Young put in an official request to the AG’s office today to revisit the state’s standards for when law enforcement can use weapons. WORT’s Nina Kravinsky has more.
Unemployment may be down in Wisconsin, but is the economy up? Not according to Blue Jean Nation’s Mike McCabe. This week on our Democracy Check Up, McCabe talks about income inequality, underemployment, and the increasing reality of a jobless economy, which threatens democracy.