WORT 89.9FM Madison · As Biden addressed nation, protesters gathered in Milwaukee (MILWAUKEE) — On Tuesday night, President Biden delivered a town hall from Milwaukee’s Pabst Theatre. There, he took questions on pressing issues facing the nation, making the case for a nearly two trillion dollar COVID-19 relief package and promising to make COVID-19 […]
Facing another COVID case surge in the U.S. and with the presidential election just around the corner, today we do a worker check-in with Stephanie Luce, professor at the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies. Over the course of the hour, she and Patty cover topics like COVID’s ongoing impact on workers, the changing […]
Back in 2009, the United States ushered in the new decade with a federal minimum wage of $7.25. Ten years later in 2020, it hasn’t risen at all—even as the costs of housing, education, and healthcare have skyrocketed. To explore the issue of stagnant and poverty wages, guest host Nan Enstad is joined by historian […]
What is wealth? What are the barriers of access to economic security—and how do we overcome them? Today on the show, Ali explores these questions in-depth with Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, one of the authors of the new report “Ten Solutions to Bridge the Racial Wealth Divide.” He offers a clear overview of the racial wealth gap, […]
(WORT) — Republicans from around Wisconsin and even Illinois were in Milwaukee Tuesday night to witness the GOP presidential debate. Close to a 1,000 protesters also flocked to downtown Milwaukee to take part in the media circus.
As the push for a $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers continues in many major U.S. cities, the idea has taken up roots here in Dane County, albeit in a slightly different form.