Last night the Madison City Council voted to name Angela Trudell Vasquez the City of Madison’s newest poet laureate. You may be familiar with the term, but maybe you didn’t know that poet laureates are officially sworn in, serve terms, and play a role in a city’s engagement with the arts. Earlier today, WORT producer […]
Democratic State Representative Melissa Sargent of Madison has tried for years to create certain exceptions under Wisconsin’s sales and use tax for products such as diapers, undergarments for incontinence, and feminine hygiene products. Yesterday, Sargent re-introduced bills from previous years as a combined piece of legislation, this time with more bipartisan support. “This is exciting […]
Yesterday, the Wisconsin Hospital Association released its Healthy Hospitals, Healthy Communities report, which shares data gleaned from a 2019 University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension study examining the widespread economic impact and importance of Wisconsin’s health care sector. WORT producer Shaun Soman spoke with Brian Potter, WHA Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Operating Officer, about the […]
At least 100 people gathered at the Wisconsin State Capitol this weekend to protest what they perceive to be an escalation into war with Iran. Last Friday, President Donald Trump ordered an airstrike to kill Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. Nine groups who helped organize Saturday’s strike against the assassination characterized the President’s actions as “illegal,” […]
In the wake of news that Iran will no longer abide by uranium enrichment levels agreed upon in its 2015 nuclear deal, WORT producer Shaun Soman spoke with UW-Madison Professor of Nuclear Engineering, Paul Wilson, about these levels and the history of Iran’s nuclear program.
If you happened to be walking down King Street on Friday night, you probably heard some heavy hip-hop beats trickling out of the Majestic for its annual Hip-Hop Fest. This week on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster takes us back to the South Bronx in the 1970s, telling the story of hip-hop’s history, its development […]