(WORT) — This week state lawmakers made new headway on legislation that would dramatically increase compensation for people wrongfully convicted and imprisoned. Although historically Wisconsin was the first state to offer compensation to exonerees, its compensation standard is currently the lowest in the nation, at $5,000 per year with a maximum of $25,000. Darien Lamen reports.
(WORT) — Downtown residents in Madison will have three candidates on the ballot in the District 1 Dane County Board race including incumbent Supervisor Mary Kolar. She joins Dylan Brogan to talk about the issues she’ll be focusing on during her campaign.
This week Sara shares salsa recipes for using dried chiles. Dried chile salsas make excellent choices in the winter of Wisconsin when the fresh ingredients, such as tomatoes and cilantro, are not exactly in season. These salsas are easy to make, they are inexpensive, and extremely versatile!
(WORT) — The Radio Astronomy crew from UW-Madison talks about seeing black holes with regular ol’ telescopes.
(WORT) — Madison365 contributor Alexandria Mason reported on several scholarships the university offers to provide support for students from underrepresented groups. In this interview, she discussed these programs and how they assist students.
(WORT) — Governor Scott Walker announced Monday a new set of proposals that his party says will help make higher education more accessible and affordable. The legislative package includes measures to combat skyrocketing student loan debt, but some are questioning whether it goes far enough. Darien Lamen reports.