With November 3 only two weeks away, today we learn about the ins-and-outs of several key election-related legal cases that are currently being litigated. “This year, there are unprecedented challenges to access to the ballot box,” says attorney Jeffrey Mandell. He joins us for the hour to discuss these challenges, including legal battles over Madison’s […]
Damita Brown talks with Christine Nobliss, Founder of Great Plains Action Society about Native American issues and how they intersect with Black issues: voter suppression; Covid-19 impact; missing, murdered and exploited women; land theft; gun violence and more. Support independent media at wortfm.org or call 608-256-2001!
On July 30, President Trump took to his favorite communication tool, Twitter. He posted: As with many of Trump’s comments, it’s difficult to tell whether or not he actually believes he has the power to delay the election, or if he’s simply kicking the beehive. Barry Burden, a professor of political science at the LaFollette […]
Earlier this month, the Wisconsin Supreme Court agreed to take up a case that could purge around 129,000 voters from the state’s voter registration roles. The suit comes after months of competing legal cases over Wisconsin’s voter purging tactics. Today, WORT Producer Jonah Chester spoke with Wisconsin Watch contributor Michael Parksy. Parsky recently co-authored a […]
For today’s episode, we look to the future with an eye to politics, tech, society, and humanity. First, Greg Palast stops by the studio as part of his three-day visit to Madison for the 18th annual Fighting Bob Fest. He outlines his opposition to siting F-35 jets in Madison—or anywhere—and briefly talks Trump, 2020, and […]
As the midterm election approaches, we continue our coverage of issues important to American voters. On today’s episode, Patty takes up voter suppression with Carol Anderson, author of One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying our Democracy. Throughout the conversation, they cover issues like apathy among young voters, voter disillusionment, the problem with photo […]