When a governor calls a special legislative session, it means they want lawmakers to address issues of pressing importance that can’t wait for a regular session. Governor Evers called his first such session today in order to address gun violence in Wisconsin. “Last month I stood with members of our communities, elected officials and law […]
In this week’s review, we’ll hear from filmmaker Ken Burns about his new country music documentary, state lawmakers considering legalizing medical marijuana and body cam bills, municipalities asking state lawmakers to take action on gun violence, and a quick thinking eleven-year-old who may have helped stop a spate of assaults in Madison.
Nearly 200 local government leaders across Wisconsin are asking state lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to come to the table to talk about gun safety. Producer Chali Pittman has the story.
In the wake of the mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas over the weekend, we turn our attention to gun violence for today’s episode with guest host Gil Halsted. First, we talk to Patrick Smith, criminal justice reporter for WBEZ, about Chicago’s most violent weekend on record—and how Chicagoans have a different […]
Our new Wednesday host Ali Muldrow takes to the airwaves today to talk about the effects of gun violence on youth, women, and communities of color. She is joined in the studio by Jennifer Rosen Heinz, Wisconsin spokesperson for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, and Heather Driscoll, Madison group leader for Moms […]
At approximately 3 AM on the morning of Sunday, August 5, a man wearing a mask and hood entered the WORT station and opened fire on three DJs in the broadcast studio. Witnesses say five shots were fired, injuring one DJ and shattering the glass between studios. In the wake of this incident, we want […]