In honor of election day, WORT news director Molly Stentz offers us a highlight reel of important election coverage we’ve profiled on the station in recent months. Hear what’s on the ballot here in Wisconsin, including a few competitive senate races and the two Dane County referenda about dark store tax loopholes and the legalization […]
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 […]
How can we ensure that our elected representatives are voted in by a popular majority? One idea that has been getting increased attention lately is to implement ranked-choice voting, an election method that allows voters to rank candidates in order of choice. Ranked-choice voting is “a simple change with a big impact,” says Drew Penrose, legal […]
The 2018 general midterm election in the United States will be held on Tuesday, November 6. In the meantime, there’s a lot that we as voters need to keep track of before we head to the polls. Get all the info on today’s episode! Our guests are Eileen Newcomer, voter education coordinator of the League of Women […]
The Wisconsin Elections Commission is aiming to improve election security, by checking up on voting machines after voting is over. WORT producer Nina Kravinsky spoke with Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism reporter Emily Hamer, who was at the commission’s meeting this week.
It’s primary election day in Wisconsin! On today’s episode, hear a variety of election perspectives with guest host Gil Halsted. First, we talk with Matthew Rothschild of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign to get a bird’s-eye view of election issues, including campaign finance. Next, we discuss the relationship between prison reform and elections with Eric Howland […]