Martin Luther King and George McGovern come to town, students send their meal money to the poor in Mississippi, and Paul Soglin gets his political start. Just some of the things going on in Madison fifty three years ago this month. Stu Levitan has the details on this week’s Madison in the Sixties.
State Department of Public Instruction leader Tony Evers won the Democratic nomination for governor last night. He pulled ahead of seven other candidates and will take on Governor Scott Walker in the November election. W-O-R-T reporters were on the scene at election night parties last night where Tony Evers celebrated his victory with supporters at […]
A new study shows that more than 4,000 Americans died in Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Maria last year. More than a third of those were due to a lack of health care due to power outages. The New England Journal of Medicine calls Hurricane Maria one of the deadliest natural disasters in […]
On August 14, 2018, Wisconsin holds its primaries for partisan elected office. The Democratic field seeking to replace two-term incumbent Scott Walker now numbers 13 declared and 3 filed candidates, bringing the total to 16. Candidates include: Michele Doolan, Tony Evers, Matt Flynn, Andy Gronik, Bob Harlow, Dave Heaster, Mike McCabe, Mahlon Mitchell, Kelda Roys, […]
In Madison’s Forest Hill Cemetery, troops from the Union and Confederate armies still face off, a hundred and fifty years after their death. Burial plots for Union soldiers are separated from another plot for Confederate prisoners of war by just a few yards. In August of 2017, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin, reacting to the removal […]
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 […]