On March 17, 2020, Marist College and the New York Times released a poll on Americans’ attitudes toward the coronavirus pandemic. 38% of those polled felt that the threat of coronavirus was overblown, while 6% were unsure. What’s particularly startling about those numbers is that even though a majority — 56% — felt that COVID-19 […]
The coronavirus pandemic’s impacts are not limited to the public health arena. The State of Wisconsin has banned gatherings of 10 or more people, and shut down schools, restaurants and bars across the state. Public offices, libraries and small businesses have shut down or severely limited services in an effort to thin crowds and slow […]
Christopher Taylor, a celebrated piano virtuoso and professor of music at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, will perform Franz Liszt’s transcriptions of Ludwig van Beethoven’s first and ninth symphonies at 8:00 on Saturday, February 1st at the Mead-Witter Foundation Concert Hall. On Tuesday, January 28th, Prof. Taylor sat down at WORT’s well-loved upright to play […]
With a board of directors that includes the CEOs of J.P. Morgan, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Cisco and AT&T, among others, the free-enterprise think tank Business Roundtable wields a considerable amount of influence on Capitol Hill and elsewhere. In August of 2019, the Business Roundtable did a curious thing: they issued a new statement of […]
In this November 8th edition we review the addition of a new University of Wisconsin Police Department Office, referenda Madison and Milwaukee voters may see next year, protesters demanding increased gun control, and the City of Madison’s growing relationship with graffiti.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced this morning that it has chosen someone to fill a new office dedicated to facilitating relationships with Native American tribes in Wisconsin. Their choice, Aaron Bird Bear, is currently the School of Education’s assistant dean for student diversity programs. He’s also a graduate of the university. The new office of […]