Four months into Wisconsin’s legislative session, and more than half a year after its initial inception, Wisconsin’s bipartisan task force on racial disparities is floating overhauls to police use of force policies. The task force’s 18 recommendations, released today, are not yet state law. They still need to be taken up by lawmakers and drafted […]
Last week, state Rep. Jim Steineke – a Republican from Kaukauna – drew criticism after an email surfaced where he referred to his position as the co-chair on a racial disparities task force as a “Political Loser.” The task force was assembled by State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, after the state’s Republicans shut down a […]
On December 2nd, the Wisconsin Legislative Black Caucus elected Assembly District 77 Representative Shelia Stubbs as caucus chair. Stubbs, who represents Madison’s south side, now becomes the first chair from Dane County since the Caucus began in 1955.
This Monday, January 18th, WORT will feature two special broadcasts honoring the life and work of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In addition to related talk programming throughout the day, please join us in celebration and tribute through the following programming: 41st Annual State of Wisconsin Tribute & Ceremony WORT 89.9FM Madison · 110-MLK-Day-Promo-0118 From […]
Since 2006, the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has said you can’t have policies that discriminate based on hair if the policy affects one race more than others, but federal courts don’t agree that hair is a characteristic that is covered under race protections. Under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Wisconsin Fair Employment […]
Protests continued in Madison Tuesday night and into Wednesday over the Kenosha Police shooting of Jacob Blake. A candlelight vigil organized by Freedom, Inc. at the Capitol mourned Black lives that have been lost or forever changed by violence. WORT 89.9FM Madison · Protests over shooting of Jacob Blake continue Meanwhile, community leaders and local […]