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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]