The conversation about how Madison’s city government supports music and culture always seems a bit quieter than it should be. It’s about helping musicians and artists get paid, but it’s not. It involves public money and private organizations. It’s about the excitement of art and the clunkiness of institutions. It theoretically impacts everyone, but not […]
Violence in Charlottesville last week over the removal of a Confederate monument has cities across the country considering what to do about their own tributes to the Confederacy. That debate is not limited to the south. Madison Mayor Paul Soglin is calling for the city to grapple with its own Confederate monument located in the […]
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin announced that he will make his decision on running for Governor around Labor Day. Soglin has had continual success with voters, holding the mayoral office in Madison intermittently for 40 years. WORT Producer Alejandro Alonso Galva spoke with Mayor Soglin about this important decision and the state of the Democratic party […]
Last month, the Wisconsin Municipal Mutual Insurance Company decided to settle a wrongful death lawsuit brought against the City of Madison for the 2015 shooting of Tony Robinson by Madison Police officer Matt Kenny. The $3.4 million settlement is the largest in Wisconsin history for a police-involved shooting. Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and Madison Police […]
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(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.