As manufacturing of personal protective equipment (or PPEs) and other medical gear ramps up, 3D printing is being used as a stopgap to meet healthcare workers’ needs. Tim Osswald is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and co-Director of the Polymer Engineering Center at UW-Madison. WORT producer Shaun Soman spoke with Osswald to learn more about […]
The Wisconsin Elections Commission is undecided about whether or not next week’s presidential primary should take place as scheduled. Earlier today, the Commission failed to pass a proposal from Commissioner Chair Dean Knudson that would have had the Commission tell a federal court it doesn’t think the election should be moved. Three Commissioners appointed by […]
With the state’s stay-at-home order in effect, many of us may find ourselves with a lot more time to cook. But what should we keep in mind as we prepare meals for ourselves and others during this time? WORT producer Shaun Soman spoke with Monica Theis, a senior lecturer with the Department of Food Science […]
While the COVID-19 outbreak demands immediate and ongoing attention from all levels of government, some local matters simply can’t be paused. Tomorrow night, Madison’s city council will consider over one hundred agenda items, including a resolution to oppose the stationing of F-35 fighter jets at Truax Field on the city’s northeast side. “This resolution is […]
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.
Even with a shelter-in-place order statewide, Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway is urging even stricter vigilance of social distancing to help limit the spread of the coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19. The mayor says “we are not through the woods, yet.” “[People] need to understand how important it is for us to slow the […]