In 33 states and DC, marijuna can be prescribed as a part of medical treatment. It’s used to treat patients with chronic pain, cancer, epilepsy, and several other ailments. But in Wisconsin, marijuana is not a legal treatment–despite efforts by Governor Evers and Democratic state lawmakers. Two Republican lawmakers today announced legislation that could legalize […]
It’s Thanksgiving, and we hope you’re loosening your belt and enjoying an array of home-cooked meals with friends and family. Here on the WORT News, we’re serving up a full table of local food stories and interviews. So pour a glass of cider, draw your family and friends close, and feast on these audio delights. […]
Some Wisconsin lawmakers say consumers are confused by vegetarian and vegan options at stores and restaurants. Now, they’re hoping to make the distinction between plant alternatives and animal products clearer through labeling laws. State Senator Howard Marklein, along with Representative Travis Tranel and Representative Loren Oldenburg, recently introduced three bills to that would change what […]
In this edition, we’ll hear an exclusive conversation with a world-renowned tabla player, consider the U.S. ag secretary’s view on the future of small dairy farms in Wisconsin, look into the history of Black pioneers, and learn about a new law firm aimed at improving the transparency of Wisconsin government.
Under Wisconsin’s open government laws, any governmental body has to meet in public and announce what they will discuss in their meetings so folks can decide if they want to attend. Government can meet in closed session in a limited number of circumstances, such as when it is conducting judicial hearings, discussing employment and licensing […]
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.