It’s no secret that dark money has been influential in Wisconsin politics for decades. A series from the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism is looking into different weaknesses in the state’s legislature. It’s called “Undemocratic: Secrecy and Power versus the People.” The latest article looks into the power of secret money at the Capitol. It […]
It’s the first week of September, and Madison schools are back in session. That’s our hook to look back on some of the issues in and around area classrooms fifty years ago.
WORT welcomes Richelle Wilson as our new Talk Producer. Richelle Wilson is a PhD student in literature and Scandinavian studies at UW–Madison. In addition to teaching Swedish language courses on campus, she moonlights as a freelance editor for academic journals and books. Richelle is responsible for handling logistics for A Public Affair, WORT’s call-in talk […]
Do you have an insatiable curiosity about the world? Do you like to share what you learn with others? Do you love to talk to people — and find out what moves them? Do you find yourself provoking conversations with your friends and coworkers about the news and social issues? WORT has an opening for a […]
Standing water is the enemy of the comfortable back yard. And with more standing water than usual after historic rainfall over the past week and a half, heightened mosquito concerns among Wisconsinites are natural. But as annoying as mosquitoes are, they can also be dangerous. Some types of mosquitoes carry illnesses like West Nile virus. […]
The Dane County Jail will soon provide tablet computers for inmates. In a partnership with Telmate, an inmate communication company, The Dane County Sheriff’s Office will offer inmates tablets that are loaded with productive activities approved by the jail. Elise Schaffer, a spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office, says some of those activities will include making […]