We continue Carousel’s Meet the Candidates series today by highlighting two more mayoral candidates: Mo Cheeks and Toriana Pettaway. They discuss their priorities for the city of Madison, including addressing inequality, solving the housing crisis, making mental health resources more accessible, supporting the youth of the city, raising the minimum wage, spurring economic development, and […]
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 […]
Hot off the press, we bring you the election results! WORT news director Molly Stentz hosts the hour with post-victory footage from the races for governor (Tony Evers, D), the U.S. Senate (Tammy Baldwin, D), and attorney general (Josh Kaul, D). For the second half of the show, she catches up with Dan Kaufman, author […]
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 […]
As the midterm election approaches, we continue our coverage of issues important to American voters. On today’s episode, Patty takes up voter suppression with Carol Anderson, author of One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying our Democracy. Throughout the conversation, they cover issues like apathy among young voters, voter disillusionment, the problem with photo […]