Jeremy Scahill confronts America’s War on Terror—a campaign of assassinations, drone strikes, surveillance, and covert ops—with rare insight. In talks, he draws from his nearly two decades of investigative reporting to illuminate the biased media coverage and hidden agendas of US foreign policy. In so doing, he offers an ethical appeal for greater transparency and […]
This will be our final podcast episode of 2017, so we wanted to look back on some of the memorable conversations we’ve had on the podcast over the past year. We’re revisiting interviews with poets, explorations of visual art and conceptual art, discussions about access and equity in Madison’s nightlife, episodes about free speech and […]
In late October, The Daily Beast ran a story exposing the political connections of Whitefish Energy, an obscure company that somehow secured a $300 million contract to restore electricity in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. The contract was canceled a few days later, amid an explosion of public outrage and criticism from members of Congress. The journalist who reported and wrote […]
WORT is pleased to announce the hire of Nina Kravinsky as Assistant News Director. Nina was formerly the Managing Editor of the Badger Herald, where she supervised the production of both the print and digital editions. She previously interned at WisPolitics.com, Here and Now on Wisconsin Public Television, and at WORT, where she reported on state […]
WORT is hiring an Assistant News Director. This position assists the news department in the production of WORT Local News, our hour-long weekday evening newscast. Our award-winning newscast airs nightly Monday through Thursday from 6-7pm. Listen to our stories live on 89.9FM, streamed online at wortfm.org, or on Soundcloud anytime. We cover Madison, Dane County, […]
Mike McCabe says the media coverage of political races are unbearably exacerbating. In this week’s Democracy Checkup, McCabe explains why citizens are craving new politics and better journalism when it comes to elections.