(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.
(WORT) — Adam Powell reports in this week’s Isthmus that scientists at the UW-Madison have figured out a way to more easily combine different yeast strains. They hope it will lead to new types beer, cheese, bread and fuel.
(WORT) — The Dane County Winter Farmers’ Market is hosting weekly breakfasts now through April. A different local chef prepares the popular community meal each week. We sent André Darlington to check it out.
(WORT) — The Woman’s Club of Madison was a power force for change as the city moved into the 20th century. In this episode of the Madison History Podcast, Stu Levitan tells us about a number of progressive reforms championed by the group.
(WORT) — The shoe repair business isn’t what it use to be. But Madison’s Park Street Shoe Repair is still thriving, partly because of the vital social function that it serves to the neighborhood.
Helena White filed this report.
The city of Madison is currently working on a pair of ambitious projects to offer high-speed internet access to its residents. One is a pilot project that would establish fiber connections in four low-income neighborhoods, while the other is a study that investigates the potential for a municipal broadband system.