Yesterday, hundreds of Madison children and parents gathered at McPike Park to take part in the Kids March for Black Lives. Over 70 local organizations, hosted the children’s march in solidarity with the Black Lives movement. As an editorial note, W-O-R-T was a co-sponsor of this event, but that has no bearing on our coverage. […]
In the summer of 1998, Time magazine asked, “Is Feminism Dead?” In reality, it was very much alive. On the margins of mainstream media coverage, lesbians, women of color, and international coalitions were paving the way for 21st-century feminism, including the 2017 Women’s March and the #MeToo movement. On today’s show, guest host Nan Enstad explores […]
Last week the Milwaukee Bucks led an NBA players’ strike in protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake. This week on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster takes us through the events that led up to and followed this strike, and he looks into both its immediate results and those still yet to come.
Late Saturday afternoon, as the University began welcoming back students for the first time in nearly five months, a group of hundreds assembled on the Campus Library Mall to demand Justice for Jacob Blake. Among other issues, the group was pushing for the immediate termination and arrest of Rusten Sheskey, the Kenosha Police officer who […]
Protests continued in Madison Tuesday night and into Wednesday over the Kenosha Police shooting of Jacob Blake. A candlelight vigil organized by Freedom, Inc. at the Capitol mourned Black lives that have been lost or forever changed by violence. WORT 89.9FM Madison · Protests over shooting of Jacob Blake continue Meanwhile, community leaders and local […]
Today’s show is dedicated to Anisa Scott, the Madison eleven-year-old whose life was taken much too soon by gun violence. First, Wednesday host Ali Muldrow commemorates Anisa’s life with Reverend Everett Mitchell. Then, she talks about the impact of gun violence in our community and the fight for Black lives with M. Adams of Freedom, […]