Photo by Paul Hermann Today, local leaders unveiled a 5-year plan to reduce violence in the city of Madison and Dane County. They say the plan will use a public health, data-driven approach to preventing violence. The plan, titled “Madison Dane County Violence Prevention: A Roadmap to Reducing Violence,” was introduced at a press conference […]
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 […]