On January 9, 1909, Senator Robert M. La Follette Sr. (“Fighting Bob La Follette”) of Wisconsin founded The Progressive, a magazine for voices of peace, equality, and justice. As the magazine celebrates its 110th year of publication, we touch base with editor Bill Lueders and publisher Norman Stockwell to hear about the forthcoming June/July 2019 […]
WORT FM, Isthmus, The Progressive magazine, Capitol Neighborhoods Inc., Downtown Madison Inc., and Madison Public Library are sponsoring a mayoral candidate debate between Satya Rhodes-Conway and incumbent Mayor Paul Soglin. The event is free and open to the public. • Location: Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St., in the community room on the third floor. • 7-8:30 […]
The Wisconsin Supreme Court decided a case against the Madison teacher’s union yesterday. MTI wanted access to union voting records, but the courts ruled that access to those records opens the door for voter intimidation. Madison Teachers Inc., the labor union representing local school teachers, sued Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission because it would not give […]
As Wisconsin continues being re-shaped by its one-party Republican rule, government transparency is on the decline, while government secrecy and lack of accountability is on the rise. Why? Today Yuri Rashkin is back in the host seat filling in for Esty. First he talks with Bill Lueders an investigative reporter and President of Wisconsin Freedom […]
(WORT) — The Progressive reports this week that hardware giant Menards requires its managers to sign a provision that docks their pay by 60% if a union is formed by the employees they are supervising. Dylan Brogan gets the details from Associate Editor of the Progressive Bill Lueders.
(WORT)– The Republican majority is muscling two bills through the state Legislature, one that would do away with the Government Accountability Board and another that would rewrite Wisconsin’s campaign finance rules. As Bill Lueders reports in Isthmus, the proposals are controversial and allow for an unprecedented flow of money into elections, with little disclosure required […]