Listen to the WORT election night special, originally broadcast November 3, 2020, from 8pm to midnight. Join us as we speak with journalists, political operatives, and experts as the results roll in. WORT 89.9FM Madison · It’s a 2020 Election Night Special About the guests Thanks to our guests: Abigail Becker from The Capital Times, […]
Several weeks ago, WORT news producer Jonah Chester spoke with Doug McLeod, a Professor in the UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communications, about guidelines for how reporters can ethically cover the protests–and how listeners, readers and viewers can be better news consumers. Here’s that interview from June 20th.
WORT is pleased to announce the hire of Jonah Chester as Assistant News Director. Jonah hails from the small town of Tralfagar, Indiana. He received a degree in Journalism from Indiana University. He’s no stranger to community radio, and is a former volunteer at WFHB community radio in Bloomington, Indiana. There, he anchored, produced and […]
If you’ve heard any news about bees recently, chances are it’s not positive. Most news coverage focuses on one particular issue facing our buzzy little friends; colony collapse disorder. If you’re not aware, Colony Collapse Disorder is when commercial honey bee hives just…die. Or disappear. Literally thousands of bees gone in a couple of days. […]
The push for school lunch programs initially came about during the turn of the last century. The first programs were rolled out in Chicago and New York public schools, then the largest school systems in the nation, in the early 1900s. Since the earliest days of those initial efforts, there has been a constant debate […]
On this week’s episode of The Way We Eat, WORT Correspondent Jonah Chester sits down with Katie Schmitt, Marketing Coordinator with the Madison Area Food Pantry Garden. The entirely volunteer-powered organization contributes nearly 100,000 pounds of fresh produce a year to local food pantries and food aid charities. Together they discuss food insecurity and the […]