After the race for Wisconsin’s next Attorney General was neck and neck all night, we have a winner. And it’s Democrat Josh Kaul, former federal prosecutor and son of the former Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager. Kaul announced victory the morning after the elections, and WORT News Director Molly Stentz was there.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Three panelists with expertise in media, political reporting and the news industry will engage in a public discussion about journalism ethics and the special challenges of covering politics in highly polarized times. The panelists are: • David Folkenflik is the New York City-based media correspondent for NPR News and […]
As Wisconsin’s elections approach, one non-profit is calling for voters to start talking about race. On the eve of last week’s primary, the group Kids Forward declared the start of a new campaign, called Race to the Polls. Spokesperson Wenona Wolf says it’s really more of a movement. “The real goal of the campaign is […]
“Your air. Your land. Your water. Your vote.” On today’s show, Patty Peltekos is joined in the studio by Jennifer Giegerich, Government Affairs Director of the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters. They discuss environmental issues that are of importance to voters in the upcoming election, including air and water quality, clean energy, public lands and […]
Host Esty Dinur explores the implications of the recent Mexican presidential election of Leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador. In the first half, she speaks with guest Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) in Washington, DC and president of Just Foreign Policy. In the second part of the show, she […]
This week, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before three U.S. Congressional Committees about the company’s data leak to political consultant Cambridge Analytica, involving personal data from as many as 87,000,000 Facebook users. Cambridge Analytica allegedly used the data to “micro-target” pro-Trump ads to swing voters. A new study suggests that the Cambridge […]