The local evening news takes a look at marijuana in Wisconsin in 2019: various executive and legislative moves to decriminalize marijuana or legalize it for medical purposes, issues in the state’s burgeoning hemp industry, a journalism project on the disproportionate outcomes of prohibition, and the social justice provisions included in Illinois’ legalization that begins January […]
Over Ada Deer’s life, she has been a social worker, activist, professor, lobbyist, and author. She joins host Chali Pittman in studio to talk about her life, work, and American Indian history. Ada Deer grew up on the Menominee Reservation, and she graduated from UW–Madison with a degree in social work. She later taught courses […]
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.