WORT Local News
For key takeaways from last night’s election results, WORT news director Molly Stentz caught up with local government reporter Abigail Becker from The Cap Times.
Madison, April 1, 1969. The city elects a conservative mayor. Republican attorney William Dyke, who lost to Mayor Otto Festge by only sixty-four votes in 1967, announces his 1969 campaign on January 4; two days later, Festge announces he’s not running for a third two two-year term – a decision he says he made before […]
Listen to all of the candidates running in competitive races on the Madison City Council. Click on your neighborhood to hear from both candidates running to represent you. Election Day is Tuesday, April 2.
As we get ready for the 2019 Wisconsin Film Festival to kick off on April 4, we’ve got our eye on a lot of the Wisconsin-based filmmakers who will be showing their work. Among the most noteworthy is Milwaukee’s Carol Brandt, who, although she’s only in her mid-20s, has already directed four feature films. Her […]
Madison, spring 1967 – the Race for Mayor Mayor Otto Festge was elected to his first term in 1965 by eight thousand votes. But election night 1967, he’s ahead by only about thirty votes with just one precinct left to report. That’s what happens when taxes and crime are both up, college students are causing […]
Madison, spring 1965 – the race for mayor The polite but partisan mayoral election of 1965 gives the city a clear choice between continuity and change: —Businessman George Hall, who ran Henry Reynolds’s successful campaigns in 1961 and 63, and Dane County clerk Otto Festge. Hall, sixty-four, is chairman of the Hyland Hall construction […]