WORT producer Nina Kravinsky spoke with Kelda Helen Roys, the latest Democrat to enter the race. Roys isn’t a new name in Wisconsin politics — she’s a former Assembly representative and ran unsuccessfully for Congress in a Democratic primary against U.S. Representative Mark Pocan in 2012.
New federal data released this month suggests that Wisconsin is once again the worst state in the country when it comes to racial disparities in high school graduation rates. The National Center for Educational Statistics released data this month that shows Wisconsin has the largest gap in the country for high school graduation rates between […]
Dave Heaster is running with an ambitious campaign promise: he won’t be raising any money. The Democrat says supporters can donate their time instead. He’s one of over a dozen candidates registered as Democrats hoping to unseat Gov. Scott Walker next fall.
Delving into family history can remind us about overlooked facets of the past. For example, the role that Jews played in resisting Nazi oppression and liberating Europe during World War II. Daniel Mortensen, East Side Madison resident and Edgewood College Lecturer was looking into his Jewish father’s side of the family when he read the […]
A Native American tribe in Wisconsin is suing opioid manufacturers in federal court in what might be the first such lawsuit in the country. The St. Croix Chippewa Indians are hoping for damages from manufacturers and distributors of prescription drugs like percocet and oxycotin. They say the cost of treating addiction has burdened their community. […]
The Madison teachers’ union continues its battle for open records access. The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in a challenge from M-T-I to access union vote records. Back in 2015, the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission denied a request from Madison Teachers Inc. to the names of which teachers did and didn’t vote in […]