As manufacturing of personal protective equipment (or PPEs) and other medical gear ramps up, 3D printing is being used as a stopgap to meet healthcare workers’ needs. Tim Osswald is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and co-Director of the Polymer Engineering Center at UW-Madison. WORT producer Shaun Soman spoke with Osswald to learn more about […]
The Wisconsin Elections Commission is undecided about whether or not next week’s presidential primary should take place as scheduled. Earlier today, the Commission failed to pass a proposal from Commissioner Chair Dean Knudson that would have had the Commission tell a federal court it doesn’t think the election should be moved. Three Commissioners appointed by […]
Like a slowly tightening fence, social restrictions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak are making people’s worlds smaller and smaller. WORT reporter Helena White shares her experiences about how the shutdown was felt in her household.
President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act last Friday. To learn more about the stimulus package, which includes over $2 trillion in spending, WORT Labor Radio producer Greg Geboski spoke with Julia Wolfe, a State Economic Analyst with the Economic Policy Institute, last week.
In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, gatherings of ten people or more in confined spaces are forbidden in Wisconsin. But, that ban doesn’t apply to state prisons. David Liners is the state director of WISDOM, a coalition of groups that advocate for criminal justice reform. Liners says COVID-19 could spread rapidly throughout Wisconsin’s […]
As human activity slows due to precautions regarding COVID-19, non-human life seems to be rebounding. But, what exactly is the cause of this response, and what steps can we take to mitigate zoonotic transmission of disease in the future? WORT producer Shaun Soman speaks with David Drake, an urban wildlife specialist with UW-Madison, about these […]