In this edition, we’ll hear an exclusive conversation with a world-renowned tabla player, consider the U.S. ag secretary’s view on the future of small dairy farms in Wisconsin, look into the history of Black pioneers, and learn about a new law firm aimed at improving the transparency of Wisconsin government.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue held a town hall with a group of dairy farmers and officials at the World Dairy Expo earlier this morning. He emphasized the importance of exporting milk to other countries while pushing back on calls for government intervention to help stabilize the industry. Perdue’s comments come at a sensitive […]
In this week’s review, we’ll hear from filmmaker Ken Burns about his new country music documentary, state lawmakers considering legalizing medical marijuana and body cam bills, municipalities asking state lawmakers to take action on gun violence, and a quick thinking eleven-year-old who may have helped stop a spate of assaults in Madison.
A proposed federal rule change would mean some Wisconsinites would no longer be eligible for food stamps if it takes effect. WORT producer Chali Pittman has the story.
As Madison grapples with its selection as a preferred site for a squadron of the Air Force’s newest fighters and faces a mixture of opposition and support from community leaders, the first of the Air Force’s new F-35 fighter jets touched down in Burlington, Vermont last week. To learn more about how the F-35 bed-down […]
In this September 20th edition of the WORT Week-in-Review, we hear about the city council’s vote on F-35 jets, the mayor’s plan for bus rapid transit, a right to die law coming to Wisconsin, state lawmakers skirting public records requests with fees, and the origins of gentrification. Contributors to this episode are Abigail Becker, Jade […]