Allen Ruff speaks with historian, author, and social activist Max Elbaum about the legacies of the ’60s and ’70s. They “take a trip down memory lane” to apply the lessons of that era to our current political times. Max Elbaum has been involved in peace and anti-racist movements since joining Students for a Democratic Society […]
This afternoon, protesters gathered at the Wisconsin State Capitol. It was the first Monday of a six-week protest looking to end what organizers see as immoral policies on the state and federal levels. The movement is known as the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. WORT reporter Christian Phelps was at today’s […]
Teacher strikes in Oklahoma are reaching the two-week mark. Why are teachers protesting? And what are the similarities to the Wisconsin strike seven years ago? Tony Castaneda gets the lowdown Mike Elk, reporter for The Guardian and Senior Labor Reporter for Payday Report, a site that provides labor reporting in news deserts.
Thousands of students across the Madison area walked out of their classrooms today to protest gun violence. They came from middle schools, high schools, and the UW campus — and joined a national student movement. Their message? Do something to end mass shootings. It’s been one month since the shooting at a high school in […]
This month the UW Board of Regents approved a resolution that allows UW students who have “dismiss[ed] the expressive rights of others” to be suspended after having done so twice, and expelled after having done so three times. And — today the white supremacist Richard Spencer is scheduled to speak on the University of Florida campus […]
Sound is our most innate and expressive communication medium. We use it to talk to you over frequency modulated radio waves at 89.9 megahertz and through digital audio over the internet at wortfm.org. We are born making sounds and we can understand spoken language before we can walk. Stuart Fowkes is a sound artist from […]