Last week, nearly 70,000 Wisconsinites applied for unemployment insurance as many businesses have begun to close in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. Last year, just over 5,200 residents applied for unemployment over the same week. And just yesterday, 10,872 people filed for unemployment in Wisconsin, nearly 10,000 more than did on that date […]
“We have to aspire to be first again.” According to Mike McCabe, Wisconsin appears to have lost its ambition to be first, or best. In this commentary, Blue Jean Nation’s Mike McCabe discusses our state’s shortcomings, and what we should do to get it back on track.
MADISON (WORT) — Dane County Executive Joe Parisi is pledging to sue the state if lawmakers approve new drug testing requirement. Darcy Bean reports.
MADISON (WORT) — Wisconsinites applying for unemployment benefits and food stamps may soon be forced to undergo a drug test.
In a two part show, our Monday host John Quinlan discussed how mistaken American beliefs about the causes of unemployment negatively affect the confidence of United States jobseekers and a view of America and Madison from a visiting Palestinian youth worker. Learn more by listening to this edition of A Public Affair!
What issues have we seen in the past year that Wisconsin will need to address in 2014? Listen to today’s show to find out more!