The United States Postal Service, which has been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, is preparing for a predicted record-breaking amount of mail-in ballots for the November election. And, in recent months, they’ve found themselves in the crosshairs of the Trump administration, as part of the president’s crusade against mail-in ballots. Earlier today, WORT Producer […]
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 […]
Newsrooms around the country have been struggling for a while now. Last year, furloughs rippled through the industry with layoffs at major companies like Gannett. The COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home orders present yet another hurdle, as local news organizations are experiencing more furloughs, losing vital advertising dollars, and reporting under the constraints of social distancing—all […]
Dee Hall says that she thought marijuana legalization was a sleepy topic when she came up with the assignment for her University of Wisconsin-Madison investigative journalism class. However, they found that there has been a lot of movement in the Wisconsin legislature. Dee joins Patty in the studio to talk about this project. They also […]
Each month the Monday Buzz hears the latest from muckrakers at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. Kate Golden and Madeleine Behr joined us on June 1st to share stories of the troubling decline of walleye in the region and the extent of the WEDC’s impact in the northern part of the state.
Reporters Kate Golden and Bill Lueders from the Wisconsin Center For Investigative Journalism joined the Buzz on Monday, March 4, 2013 to bring us the latest on their stories.