On his way out the door, President Trump has handed fossil fuel industries and other polluters an enormous gift. After years of wrangling, the EPA’s so-called “secret science” rule went into effect on January 6, 2021. The rule mandates that scientists make public all data used for studies that become the basis for environmental regulations. […]
For today’s New Year’s Eve show, Allen looks back on 2020 and lessons from the pandemic with Marc Rosenthal, a practicing nurse and activist in social justice, environmental, and anti-fascist movements who has been working as a volunteer street medic in Madison.
Tonight, the Perpetual Notion Machine has aired an edited version from a previous episode of the WORT daily afternoon program A Public Affair. PNM has done a fair number of its own episodes concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. But on Dec. 1, 2020, host Carousel Bayrd talked with Dave O’Connor about what we have learned about […]
In the course of her reporting on local government this year, WORT news director Chali Pittman kept noticing a certain principle being invoked: the nondelegation doctrine. What is the nondelegation doctrine? And why has it played such a key role in state and local government response to the COVID-19 pandemic? Today on the show, Chali […]
On a normal day, the Nielsen Tennis Stadium is just one of many recreation centers around the UW-Madison campus. But like many sites across the country, it has been transformed into a COVID-19 testing facility. It’s part of a broader, statewide effort between the University of Wisconsin system and the federal government to provide more […]
With several promising COVID-19 vaccines announced in the past few weeks, we spend today’s show learning about vaccine development and distribution with professor Dave O’Connor. Over the course of the hour, Carousel and Dave field a slew of listener questions about the pandemic and vaccines including medical supply manufacturing, COVID testing, the efficacy of the […]