Rusten Sheskey will face no criminal charges for firing seven shots into 29-year-old Jacob Blake in late August. Kenosha District Attorney Michael Graveley announced his decision just a few hours ago. “It is my decision now that no Kenosha law enforcement officer in this case will be charged with any criminal offense,” Graveley told reporters. […]
On Monday evening, the Burlington Area School Board met to consider adopting a new anti-racism curriculum. Their discussion ended prematurely, after protesters from both sides of the ideological spectrum derailed the meeting. The school district previously attracted the national spotlight after one of its teachers taught a lesson on the history and cause of the […]
In response to the most recent and ongoing racial injustices, and in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, the “Human Family” virtual festival will feature art created by Black women. We will feature a palette of emerging and established artists drawn from Madison’s rich arts scene, while also celebrating women from the past who […]
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.