It’s a New Year here at WORT, and this week on “What’s the Word” Adam Schuster takes us through the history of resolutions, paying special attention to why they so often fail and what new meaning they might carry after 2020. Image by Aamir Daniyal from Pixabay
Today, we kick off 2021 with a looking-back/looking-forward conversation with alder Rebecca Kemble, a longtime Madison organizer, water protector, labor activist, and housing advocate. She talks about her hopes for the new year—the rising generation, community rights, the power to act collectively—and discusses important moments from 2020 in Madison city government, including higher resident participation […]
For today’s New Year’s Eve show, Allen looks back on 2020 and lessons from the pandemic with Marc Rosenthal, a practicing nurse and activist in social justice, environmental, and anti-fascist movements who has been working as a volunteer street medic in Madison.
For many of us, it’s been a long and tough year. Today on the show, Wednesday host Ali Muldrow and two of her friends, Carousel Bayrd and Elizabeth Creech, give 2020 a proper send-off—reflecting on the wins and losses, the lessons learned, what we want to leave behind (and never see again!), and what we […]
The Trump administration has given millions of dollars to the Sunny Glen Children’s Home—a Christian foster home with a checkered past—to house immigrant children. We learn more in today’s first segment with journalist Sarah Posner, who recently reported on this story for Mother Jones. Then, POLITICO White House correspondent Anita Kumar helps us make sense […]
Coming off a weekend of widespread voter celebration, we still can’t help but wonder: why were the pollsters so wrong this year—again? On today’s show, we do a deep dive into the world of political polling and election forecasting with G. Elliott Morris, data journalist at The Economist. He and Patty discuss theories for why […]