President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act last Friday. To learn more about the stimulus package, which includes over $2 trillion in spending, WORT Labor Radio producer Greg Geboski spoke with Julia Wolfe, a State Economic Analyst with the Economic Policy Institute, last week.
The Ho-Chunk called it Wonk-sheek-ho-mik-la, “where the man lies.” In 1834, Surveyor Orson Lyon called it Fourth Lake. We call it Lake Mendota. 9,847 acres, 26 miles of shoreline along five municipalities, it’s the eighth largest lake in Wisconsin and the largest body of water in Dane County. And it now has a biographer, my […]
As Wisconsin’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to climb, businesses and other locations continue to take measures to prevent the spread of the virus. For some, that may mean closing it down. For others, that may mean taking extra precautions. For our second photojournalism series, WORT traveled to Monona and East Wash neighborhoods to see […]
In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, gatherings of ten people or more in confined spaces are forbidden in Wisconsin. But, that ban doesn’t apply to state prisons. David Liners is the state director of WISDOM, a coalition of groups that advocate for criminal justice reform. Liners says COVID-19 could spread rapidly throughout Wisconsin’s […]
As human activity slows due to precautions regarding COVID-19, non-human life seems to be rebounding. But, what exactly is the cause of this response, and what steps can we take to mitigate zoonotic transmission of disease in the future? WORT producer Shaun Soman speaks with David Drake, an urban wildlife specialist with UW-Madison, about these […]
Grocery stores, child care facilities, and gas stations are just some of the businesses that will remain open under Governor Tony Evers’ “Safer At Home” order, which took effect this morning. In Wisconsin, licensed funeral directors are considered public health officials, so funeral homes and cemeteries are also considered “essential” businesses under Governor Evers’ order. […]