WORT Local News
According to the Race to Equity report, African Americans in Dane County are worse off than whites in every way measurable: greater rates of poverty and unemployment, higher arrest and incarceration rates, higher suspension and truancy rates, lower test scores, higher rates of infant mortality. Many local residents were shocked to learn that Dane County rates worse than most places around the US. Listen to Madison residents and civic leaders speak out about life here and what is happening in our liberal and affluent city.
MADISON — Candidates for elected office are spending more time and energy raising money to pay for increasingly expensive campaigns. Money & Politics Director Bill Lueders with the Wisconsin Center For Investigative Journalism has found that the press are persona non grata at these events.
MADISON — Protesters pushing for a higher minimum wage gathered on the steps of the Wisconsin State Capitol Tuesday evening.
Dylan Brogan has joined WORT as Assistant News Director.
Dylan has been reporting local news for WORT since 2012.
The Wonders of Physics, a much beloved science education program on the UW Madison campus, may be drastically cut back if it can’t find new sources of funding. Our teen reporters from the Simpson Street Free Press investigate.
State Representative Jon Richards on why he believes he should be Wisconsin’s next Attorney General.