Today, Allen turns the mic over to WORT’s listeners. Topics include the 100th anniversary of the November 2nd, 1917 Balfour Declaration, the Wisconsin legislature’s effort to open up sulfide mining in the state, continuing news of the WEDC board and Foxconn, and news about the Dane County jail renovations.
Friday guest host Bert Zipperer discusses the forthcoming changes to come in the state’s budget with Tamarine Cornelius, an analyst at the WI State Budget Project, which is a project of Kids Forward (formerly Wisconsin Council on Children and Families).
The massive incentives package passed in the Assembly last week. Foxconn’s planned investment in the state totals 10 billion dollars and could bring 13,000 jobs. The company plans to build three auxiliary facilities as well as the LCD assembly plant. Construction on those auxiliary locations could begin as early as next year, a report published […]
This week on Mel & Floyd: Bannon blows his horn, Confederate flag waving, Americans in Germany, alternative history of the 20th century, southern constitution, protest hilarity, yummy yummy Foxconn dough, prescription for being an American, vandalism of monuments, Obama’s record setting tweet, eclipsing the President, Life after Hate, Russian web hosting, Amazon Fulfillment Center, Australian […]
Foxconn founder and chair Terry Gou loves ginseng. And so does his mom. That’s at least according to Ginseng Board of Wisconsin president Bob Kaldunski, who wasn’t paying much attention to negotiations between the state and the Taiwanese manufacturing company — until he heard they wanted to meet up. “It caught us by surprise,” Kaldunski […]
There are still a lot of big questions that need to be addressed when it comes to Foxconn. In this commentary, Mike McCabe of BlueJean nation says the most important question asks what basket should Wisconsin be putting our eggs in to? If Wisconsin spends the money, should it be to subsidize a company […]