WORT’s Darien Lamen talks with John Nichols about what’s happening in Wisconsin’s Democratic presidential primary. Nichols writes about electoral politics for The Nation magazine and he is also Associate Editor of The Capital Times in Madison.
What role will Wisconsin Latinos play in determining the outcome of this year’s presidential elections? WORT’s Darien Lamen speaks with Dante Viscarra of La Comunidad News about getting out the Latino vote.
(WORT) — Members of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents are set to review a new tenure policy next week. The UW became the center of national attention last year, after the state budget act removed tenure protections from law and gave the Regents the authority to set their own tenure policy. At the time, many claimed academic freedom was under fire from partisan political interests. But with the policy draft now in its final form, was the concern justified? Darien Lamen has more.
(WORT) — Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker delivered the annual State of the State address this week. The Governor was to turn the corner on a failed presidential run in 2015 and lackluster approval ratings.
(WORT) — UPDATE, January 8: Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell confirmed Friday afternoon that Rob Dz will be on the ballot in the District One Dane County Board race. Dz was able to correct two signatures previously ruled invalid. Upon further review, McDonell also deemed a third signature compliant bringing the total up to 51, one more than Dz needed to be an official candidate.
(WORT) — In response to the attacks in Paris this weekend, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said Monday, “The State of Wisconsin will not accept new Syrian refugees.”