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 […]
The Congressional Budget Office announced that 24 million people would lose their health insurance under a new health care plan proposed by President Trump and Republicans. On Tuesday, Mar. 14, protesters marched against the bill in front of, Speaker Paul Ryan’s office in Racine. Executive Director Robert Craig of Citizen Action of Wisconsin was there. […]
On June 5, inmates at several Wisconsin correctional facilities began refusing food and water as part of “Dying to Live” hunger strike. The inmates demanded an end to the practice of what the Department of Corrections calls “administrative confinement” a euphemism for solitary confinement imposed on inmates for breaking the internal rules of the prison. […]