Earlier this month, the story broke that border patrol agents were participating in a secret Facebook group where they joked about the death of migrants, made racist comments about members of Congress, and posted vulgar and offensive images. But it turns out that this was only the tip of the iceberg. A team of reporters […]
With the Wisconsin spring election coming up tomorrow, we take a look at voter-related issues with Erin Grunze and Eileen Newcomer from the League of Women Voters. Over the course of the hour, they cover the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, gerrymandering and redistricting, the Fair Maps Coalition, LWV’s involvement in the lawsuit against Wisconsin’s […]
In this jam-packed edition of the Perpetual Notion Machine, we look into the science of Cambridge Analytica and the likelihood of more data breaches involving social media like Facebook and Twitter. Cambridge Analytica has been in the news lately for their connection in obtaining data and private personal information of over 50 million Facebook users. […]
Tone Madison‘s Scott Gordon and WORT’s Dylan Brogan discuss the ill-fated “Jazzcat” marketing campaign and the disconnects that it highlights in Madison music and culture. Subscribe to the Tone Madison/WORT-FM podcast on iTunes.
Tone Madison‘s Scott Gordon talks with UW-Madison professor Don Moynihan about his silly and serious pursuits on Twitter, and especially his hashtag #TantalizingTopofHumanHeads. Music on this segment by Brain Grimmer. Subscribe to the Tone Madison/WORT-FM podcast on iTunes.
When she was nineteen years old, Damascus-born Ala’a Basatneh put together a long-distance revolution from her home in Chicago. Inspired by the social-media-fueled revolts in Tunisia and Egypt, Ala’a used her Facebook and Twitter networks to orchestrate protests with journalists and activists inside Syria. As the Syrian civil war exploded, Bashar al-Assad imposed a media […]