Shortly after Madison’s May 30th protests against the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd ended, all hell broke loose: smashed windows, tear gas and pepper spray, people deliberately run down by vehicles, a police car set on fire. Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes Conway has declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew from 9:30 […]
Many hospitals around the country have postponed scheduled procedures to make room for a high influx of COVID-19 patients, but what about everyone else seeking healthcare during the pandemic? For this episode, WORT news and public affairs director Chali Pittman spends the hour with Dr. Gretchen Schwarze, vascular surgeon and medical ethicist at the University […]
While Democratic presidential candidates sparred in the last debate before the Iowa caucuses, President Trump held his campaign stop in Milwaukee Tuesday night. Speaking to a packed crowd of more than 12,000 supporters at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Trump delivered a ninety minute speech that touched on his promises for national security, the economy, immigration, […]
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.