Every so often, we check in with our far flung correspondents from around the nation and the globe. This week, we check in with our friends at WTJU, in Richmond Virgina. UVA Economics Professor John Mclaren says “absolutely,” more immigrant workers can help the US economy. He joined WTJU’s Esther Namubiru to explain what he […]
Once a month, we check in with the Madison Public Library’s artist in residence program. This time around, Madison artist — and frequent WORT guest — Angela Richardson has the honor of officially occupying the Central Library’s Bubbler Room for January and February. She joined 8 O’clock Buzz host Brian Standing in the studio.
On December 16, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed Assembly Bill 388, which eliminates the nonpartisan Government Accountability Board as of June 30, 2016, and replaces it with two partisan committees to oversee state and local elections and rule on ethics complaints. In its eight year history, the G.A.B. oversaw a turbulent period in Wisconsin, including […]
For the 10th year in a row, holiday travelers to and from the Dane County Regional Airport will be serenaded by local musicians. The free Tunes in the Terminal program continues in the airport lobby through Wednesday, December 23. The music is in the public portion of the terminal, so you don’t even need a […]
James Kilgore was a fugitive in South Africa before being extradited to the United States, where he served six and a half years in prison for what he calls “political offenses.” He now resides in Urbana, Illinois, where he writes on issues of incarceration and social justice. He joins 8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing […]
Last week the Assembly Real Estate Committee heard public testimony on AB 568, which would dramatically change — yet again — -the relationship between tenants and landlords in Wisconsin. The bill is still in committee, but could be released for a floor vote any day now. Brenda Konkel from the Tenant Resource Center joins Buzz […]