WORT 89.9FM Madison · UW Madison’s Historic Raising of the Ho-Chunk Nation Flag The land that UW Madison currently occupies was home to the Ho-Chunk people for centuries until an 1832 treaty forced them off of their land. For the first time in its history, UW Madison will raised the Ho-Chunk Nation flag Friday morning. […]
Refrangible is a podcast from UW-Madison’s Center for Design and Material Culture hosted by WORT’s evening news producer, Jonah Chester, and the Center’s Producer-in-Residence, and WORT Contributor, Gianofer Fields. Each episode explores the stuff of everyday life and what it tells us about ourselves, our world, and our values. From keepsakes to clutter, from tools to […]
WORT 89.9FM Madison · UW Madison Opens Center For The Study Of Psychoactive Substances The UW School of Pharmacy is now housing a new center researching the effects of psychedelic drugs like psilocybin and MDMA as a possible treatment for conditions like depression, post traumatic stress disorder, and opioid addiction. The UW Madison Transdisciplinary Center […]
A UW-Madison study finds that the construction of big residential buildings in Madison increases the number of evictions in the surrounding area. Feature producer Nora-Kathleen Berryhill sat down with UW-Madison city planning and architecture professor Dr. J Revel Sims to discuss his research. Photo: UNSPLASH/Erik Mclean.
While the debate over enhanced federal unemployment aid in Wisconsin has been settled for now, the broader, national discussion on the issue continues. At least 26 states have cut their ties with the program. Business owners and interest groups argue that ending the additional aid is the best way to address difficulties in hiring new […]
For today’s show, Tuesday host Carousel Bayrd talks about uncovering UW–Madison’s campus history with Kacie Lucchini Butcher, director of the Public History Project. They discuss some of the project’s research, including fraternity ties to the Ku Klux Klan, housing discrimination, blackface and minstrelsy on campus, and the UWPD. Then, Maia Pearson from Rise joins to […]