As reported by the investigative reporters at Wisconsin watch.org, more and more residents throughout the state are finding that their drinking water is contaminated. The contaminants include bacteria and viruses, heavy metals, pesticides, and naturally occurring chemicals like arsenic and radium. In urban areas, particularly Milwaukee but also Madison, lead pipes are exposing children to […]
Electric vehicles have been in the news a lot lately. Electric vehicles have been touted for being environmentally friendly, or a lot friendlier than cars powered by gasoline. In some ways, we are again in a time when people are exploring ways to improve on and create vehicles and the means to propel them. Electric […]
What are the measures of the human scale? What is the “burden of bigness,” and the Beanstalk Principle? In his most recent book, “Human Scale Revisited: A New Look at the Classic Case for a Decentralist Future,” Kirkpatrick Sale takes a new look at how the crises that imperil modern America are the inevitable result of […]
In our first segment, Ken Robinson joins to discuss how health care changes will affect his work. Robinson is a certified nursing assistant and SEIU member who works at a 150-resident nursing home in Milwaukee where sixty percent of the residents receive Medicaid. Our second segment features Cathy Myers, a Janesville School Board member who […]
On Sunday, June 25, WORT will be holding its annual meeting. The meeting will beheld at the Art In Gallery at 1444 East Washington Avenue in Madison from 3-7 pm. Parking and the entrance are at the rear of the building. On the agenda: voting for eight new members of the station’s Board of Directors […]
On today’s show, we talk about migrant farm workers with writer and photographer David Bacon. His new book, In the Fields of the North/En los campos del norte, Bacon combines oral histories and black-and-white photographs to document the lives of the migrants. Today is also the start of our summer pledge drive! Donate today.