There are many internationally recognized human rights: civil and political rights like the right to vote, social rights like the right to stay alive and access food and water. There are also group and individual rights, like the right to a clean and healthy environment. It’s that last one that we’re going to look at […]
We depend on trees to provide us with oxygen and to soak up the carbon dioxide we produce. So what will happen if trees struggle to stay healthy on our warming planet? Helena White speaks with Dr. Rick Lindroth in the next installment of the climate crisis series Wisconsin Getting Hotter.
The global ice sheets are melting and we are seeing the impacts of sea level rise in coastal communities. UW-Madison professor, Dr. Andrea Dutton, uses ancient history to study current sea level rise. She won the MacArthur Award in 2019 for her innovative contributions to research in this area. Helena White spoke with her via […]
You may have heard about the protests organized in London by Extinction Rebellion in April 2019. The group was disrupting life in the city in order to draw attention to the climate crisis. Extinction Rebellion has its own chapter in Madison and Helena White sat down with two members to learn more about the organization.
It’s been a tragic week in Kenosha. On Sunday, August 16th, Jacob Blake Jr. was shot seven times in the back by white police officer Rusten Sheskey, causing Blake to be paralyzed from the waist down. Days of outraged, peaceful protests were followed by nights of anger vented by vandalizing downtown buildings and setting fires […]
The coronavirus continues to rage across Wisconsin because of community spread. Sometimes people don’t know they have the virus and spread it to others accidentally. Here’s “COVID Diary Part Two” from WORT reporter Helena White and her husband Eugene, regarding the other scenario of community spread.