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 […]
On St. Patrick’s day last week, Governor Tony Evers ordered all bars to close. But, you could still find alcohol at grocery stores, liquor stores, and wine shops. This morning, another new directive from Governor Tony Evers to stay “safer at home” took effect. This order closed all nonessential businesses in the state. Of those […]
As scientists around the world work to create treatments for COVID-19, two drugs come to the forefront. Donald Trump has Described chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine as “game changers,” but what do we actually know about their effectiveness in treating COVID-19, and how are others who rely on the drugs affected by Trump’s claims? WORT producer Shaun […]
The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage after an unprecedented number of blood drives were cancelled in response to the COVID-19 shutdowns. Healthy individuals are needed now to donate to help patients counting on lifesaving blood. WORT producer Shaun Soman spoke with Laura McGuire, a spokesperson with the American Red Cross, about […]