This weekend’s events in Charlottesville have sparked vigils across the nation, including here in Madison. Last night, Madison residents held a candlelight vigil in support of the victims of the violence that occurred as a result of a white supremacist rally. Mourners gathered at the steps of the State Capitol at sunset. Student reporter Casey […]
Foxconn founder and chair Terry Gou loves ginseng. And so does his mom. That’s at least according to Ginseng Board of Wisconsin president Bob Kaldunski, who wasn’t paying much attention to negotiations between the state and the Taiwanese manufacturing company — until he heard they wanted to meet up. “It caught us by surprise,” Kaldunski […]
UW Life Sciences Communication professors Dietram Scheufele and Dominique Brossard conducted one of the first national surveys to gauge public opinion surrounding genome editing. Their study dove into the nuances of DNA editing — asking participants their opinions on both editing DNA for just one individual, or making changes that would be passed down through […]
There are still a lot of big questions that need to be addressed when it comes to Foxconn. In this commentary, Mike McCabe of BlueJean nation says the most important question asks what basket should Wisconsin be putting our eggs in to? If Wisconsin spends the money, should it be to subsidize a company […]
This week on Earthlinks, Deb Biechler discusses the white nose syndrome epidemic among bats. She interviews Paul White about the disease, which is a fungus that affects bat’s hibernation, which leads to death and starvation. It was discovered in New York, but now can be found in Wisconsin and many other states. There is no […]
Michele Doolan is the latest Democrat to announce a bid for governor. She owns a hair salon in Madison and is president of the Park Elementary PTO. WORT producer Nina Kravinsky chatted with her today.