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John Kruse played a very active role in Madison’s music community during the late oughts and early 2000s, playing in bands including Pushmi-Pullyu, Fambly Fun, and Nude Human. On top of that, he ran an ambitious web label called Mine All Mine Records, booked a regular show series at the now-defunct Dragonfly Lounge in downtown […]
Martin Luther King and George McGovern come to town, students send their meal money to the poor in Mississippi, and Paul Soglin gets his political start. Just some of the things going on in Madison fifty three years ago this month. Stu Levitan has the details on this week’s Madison in the Sixties.
After the race for Wisconsin’s next Attorney General was neck and neck all night, we have a winner. And it’s Democrat Josh Kaul, former federal prosecutor and son of the former Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager. Kaul announced victory the morning after the elections, and WORT News Director Molly Stentz was there.
Beyond the high-profile contests held Tuesday, voters in 61 Wisconsin school districts faced a record 82 funding referenda questions. Those ballot questions total about $1.4 billion. Including Tuesday’s results, Wisconsin taxpayers have approved a record 2 billion dollars in referenda so far in 2018. Voters approved at least 56 of 61 school districts’ referenda amounting […]
Fewer than 40 thousand votes. That’s the slim edge Democrat Tony Evers managed to eek out yesterday over Republican governor Scott Walker. That decision ends eight years of Walker in the Governor’s Mansion. His two terms have been colored by his plight to weaken public sector labor unions and cuts to education funding. Also on […]
Spring Green residents are banding together after residents found racist posters around town — stuffed in mailboxes and scattered on windshields. The flyers are simple. White sheets of paper headlined White Lives Matter with links to six different racist and anti-Semitic websites and YouTube channels. No photos. No contact information. Just typed out links to […]