The Politicast is a new project by the WORT News Team, lead by Producer Alejandro Alonso Galva and Assistant News Director Nina Kravinsky, with production help by Sarah Hopefl.
We review the week’s top stories and discuss the news with experts and those on the front lines. #WhatsNext
A new episode posts every Thursday.
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2018 is the third generation of the Politicast.
Founded by producer Alejandro Alonso Galva at WSUM Madison in 2016, the Politicast came about in the run up to the 2016 presidential election. The show was the hard news spin-off of On Wisconsin Radio, produced by Alejandro, Sarah Hopefl and the OnWiscTeam.
When Alejandro moved over to WORT Madison in the summer of 2016, the podcast came too and began its second iteration. Alejandro (then assistant news director) and Sarah (then producer for WORT’s A Public Affair Producer) would compile the week’s top stories into a 1 hour long form news program. The show aired every Tuesday on WMUU Madison and aired sporadically at WORT. The show was on the front lines of stories such as the Standing Rock resistance and the Trump protests. In the summer of 2017 the show took a hiatus.
In this third generation, Alejandro and newly minted, award winning Assistant News Director Nina Kravinsky are teaming up to bring the podcast new life. A shorter format was chosen to focus on the quality production of one major story at a time. We are starting off small, but hoping to build a multimedia experience and create something special for our listeners.