Madison in the Sixties – In Memoriam, part 2 – business leaders Madison native Thomas E. Brittingham Jr., son of the great lumberman/philanthropist, and a founding trustee of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, suffers a fatal heart attack at age sixty- one while driving near his home in Wilmington, Delaware, on April 16, 1960. A […]
Last Thursday, the City of Madison released a new draft of an ambitious plan to transform the former site of the Oscar Mayer plant and its surrounding area. The city plans to develop the site into a unique and vibrant destination which will integrate the East and North sides of Madison. Here are the main […]
The Oscar Mayer plant came to Madison in 1919 and became a fixture of the Northside, employing thousands of workers over the years. In 2015, owner Kraft Heinz announced that the Madison plant would be closing and the headquarters moved to Chicago. The factory closed in June 2017, and Reich Brothers Holdings purchased the property […]
(WORT) — This week we cover the finger pointing over Oscar Mayer leaving Madison, tenure trouble at the University of Wisconsin, the loss of the state’s only nude beach, and Elizabeth DiNovella puts Bo Ryan in the penalty box.
(WORT) — This week we cover the future of the Oscar Mayer site, intolerance on the UW-Madison campus, and interview author Jon Ronson on his latest book So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed.
Around 60 people gathered on Madison’s north side Wednesday night to share their ideas about how the city could help breath new life into the sprawling Oscar Mayer facility once Kraft Heinz leaves the area this year. Darien Lamen reports.