Every year since 2016, Carousel has hosted a post-election conversation with political leaders in the community: Mike Basford, chair of the Democratic Party of Dane County, and Erin Forrest, executive director of Emerge Wisconsin. In this episode, they reflect on the recent midterm election and what the future could hold.
We continue our midterm coverage today with some election reflections from Matt Rothschild of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Over the course of the hour, he responds to listener questions and reflects on the rise of Trump, the fall of Scott Walker, the urban–rural divide, bipartisanship, and the fate of our democracy. Matt Rothschild is executive […]
In honor of election day, WORT news director Molly Stentz offers us a highlight reel of important election coverage we’ve profiled on the station in recent months. Hear what’s on the ballot here in Wisconsin, including a few competitive senate races and the two Dane County referenda about dark store tax loopholes and the legalization […]
Tuesday, August 14th, is Wisconsin’s gubernatorial primary. Starting at 7 a.m., voters will select a candidate from eight Democrats seeking to oust incumbent Governor Republican Scott Walker. On Wednesday, August 8, WORT teamed up with Isthmus, the Progressive and Madison Central Library to bring you the last primary debate between Democratic Candidates Tony Evers, Matt […]
WORT 89.9 FM, Isthmus, The Progressive magazine, and the Madison Public Library are sponsoring a candidate forum for all Democratic candidates for the Wisconsin gubernatorial primary. All eight campaigns have confirmed attendance. Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Time: 6:30 p.m. Candidate Meet & Greet […]
Monday host Patty Peltekos speaks with State Senator Kathleen Vinehout, who’s running in August’s Democratic primary to be Wisconsin’s governor. With plenty of listener questions, they discuss her history as a dairy farmer and as a researcher, and cover topics related to rural issues, the environment, a woman’s right to choose, urban issues, and more.