For the past couple years, anyone even remotely engaged with the art world in Madison was bound to bump into artist, educator and activist Carlos Eduardo Gacharná at some point or another. Gacharná’s work harnesses techniques from glassblowing, neon, and ceramics with a beautiful fluidity and an uncanny grasp of texture. But he’s made just as […]
Wisconsin has its fair share of problems. In this commentary, Mike McCabe of BlueJean Nation says the problems vary from place to place, from young people drowning in student debt, unsafe drinking water, lack of internet access, racial profiling, mass incarceration, an unlivable minimum wage, and issues in infrastructure, all grow from the same fundamental […]
On tonight’s Democracy Checkup, Mike McCabe of BlueJean Nation wants to begin a difficult conversation: abortion. In this commentary, McCabe argues that politicians should spend more time looking for common ground on making abortion unnecessary — from sex education, to birth control, to combating poverty. McCabe says outlawing abortion won’t make the procedure disappear, it […]
Guest host and WORT Board President Dave Devereaux-Weber is joined by state Senator Kathleen Vinehout at noon to discuss the issues in her district and her vision for Wisconsin. Carla Williams, a volunteer of WORT’s Her Turn Collective, co-hosts. Vinehout recently filed papers to register a committee for a gubernatorial run in 2018. She is currently the […]
In this week’s Democracy Checkup, Mike McCabe explains the features of the new Jim Crow laws — the forms of oppression that aim to keep racial minorities out of the game, from monopolizing political speech, racial profiling, and discriminatory practices.
Marth Laning, the newly reelected chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, joins guest host Denise Demarb to discuss the state of the Democratic party and what to expect in the upcoming months. Laning was elected chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin in June 2015. A lifelong Democrat and Wisconsinite, Martha brings to the Party […]