Politics are more polarized than ever—or at least that’s how it feels to many Americans. Research from Pew indicates that Americans are more likely to say it is “stressful and frustrating” to have political conversations with those they disagree with now than they were a few years ago. What is fueling these increasing divides in […]
Political scientists often study voter and lawmaker behavior — and report on it after the fact. But now, as Wisconsin state lawmakers consider radically changing the balance of power in state government, some are speaking out about what they see as threats to the democratic system itself. They’re taking to Twitter, they’re writing op-eds […]
On Thursday, June 28, 2018 Jarrod Ramos opened fire with a shotgun in the offices of Maryland’s Capital Gazette, killing five and wounding several others. In an editorial published Sunday, the surviving writers at the Capital Gazette said, “Here’s what else we won’t forget: Death threats and emails from people we don’t know celebrating our […]
Sub host Mike Wagner speaks with Dee Hall and Coburn Dukehart of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism about Dee and Alexandra Arriaga’s new story about the troubling experiences of dozens of inmates in solitary confinement in Wisconsin.
Tuesday, voters across the United States will cast their ballots for President, the U.S. Senate, the House of Representatives and a host of state and local partisan races. Buzz host Brian Standing checks in on the current state of the two major parties with University of Wisconsin Political Science Professor — and guest host on […]
Join WORT and Isthmus at the High Noon Saloon for an Election Night Watch Party on Tuesday night. Come celebrate or drown your sorrows as the nation elects a new president. WORT DJs Chali Pittman, Peter Allen, and Cooper Talbot will be spinning beginning at 6pm. The live broadcast starts at 8pm. The WORT news team […]