The United States was woefully unprepared for the novel coronavirus pandemic due to economic inequality, poor planning, limited state capacity, and an unequal healthcare system that has left millions of Americans vulnerable. That’s the argument of economic analyst Doug Henwood. He joins us on the program today to discuss the intersection of the pandemic and […]
As manufacturing of personal protective equipment (or PPEs) and other medical gear ramps up, 3D printing is being used as a stopgap to meet healthcare workers’ needs. Tim Osswald is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and co-Director of the Polymer Engineering Center at UW-Madison. WORT producer Shaun Soman spoke with Osswald to learn more about […]
The Wisconsin Elections Commission is undecided about whether or not next week’s presidential primary should take place as scheduled. Earlier today, the Commission failed to pass a proposal from Commissioner Chair Dean Knudson that would have had the Commission tell a federal court it doesn’t think the election should be moved. Three Commissioners appointed by […]
With the state’s stay-at-home order in effect, many of us may find ourselves with a lot more time to cook. But what should we keep in mind as we prepare meals for ourselves and others during this time? WORT producer Shaun Soman spoke with Monica Theis, a senior lecturer with the Department of Food Science […]
Like a slowly tightening fence, social restrictions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak are making people’s worlds smaller and smaller. WORT reporter Helena White shares her experiences about how the shutdown was felt in her household.
President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act last Friday. To learn more about the stimulus package, which includes over $2 trillion in spending, WORT Labor Radio producer Greg Geboski spoke with Julia Wolfe, a State Economic Analyst with the Economic Policy Institute, last week.