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 […]
Esty Dinur takes a year-in-review look at significant topics in state and local politics. First, local politics. What’s the deal with the new hire on the Common Council? What is the state of body cameras and policing in Madison? How is the city adapting to meet its growing transit needs? And what is the city […]
You’ve probably been hearing a lot in local media this week about a new report on equity in music and the arts. It comes from the City of Madison’s Task Force on Equity in Music and Entertainment, a body that was formed in 2017 after years of pushing from hip-hop artists and their advocates in […]
The conversation about how Madison’s city government supports music and culture always seems a bit quieter than it should be. It’s about helping musicians and artists get paid, but it’s not. It involves public money and private organizations. It’s about the excitement of art and the clunkiness of institutions. It theoretically impacts everyone, but not […]
Common Council elections are coming up. Who will you vote for on February 17th? Who is running for Alder in District 14 on the city’s south side? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more.
Common Council elections are coming up! Who will you vote for on February 17th? Who is running for Alder, District 1? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!