Wisconsin’s electoral map changed drastically in the 2016 presidential election, with most counties in the western part of the state switching from Democratic to Republican. Charley Preusser, editor of the Crawford County Independent and Kickapoo Scout from Gays Mills, stopped by our studio to discuss what’s behind the flip and the sizable swing vote in […]
A radio series exploring the 1832 conflict between Native Americans and the US government. In the Summer of 2016, Helena White re-traced the journey taken by Sauk Chief Black Hawk and 1,500 men, women and children in 1832 who were attempting to reclaim their territory in Northern Illinois that was ceded in a treaty they […]
The Olympics are underway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Twenty-five athletes with ties to Wisconsin will be competing. Despite its small size, Wisconsin nurtures a lot of Olympic-caliber athletes. Why is that? Sports reporter Jessie Garcia explores that in her latest book, “Going for Wisconsin Gold” from Wisconsin Historical Society Press. Jessie Garcia is Madison […]
On today’s A Public Affair, Patty Peltekos discusses Wisconsin voting issues with Andrea Kaminski, executive director of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, and Erin Grunze, education director of the organization. Wisconsin’s partisan primary election is next Tuesday, August 9th. Dane County voters will select the candidates for U.S. senator, U.S. representative, state representative, and at the county level, […]
Tone Madison contributor Michael Penn II joins editor Scott Gordon for a discussion about “The Circus,” Penn’s ongoing essay series about racism and violence in Madison. Subscribe to the Tone Madison/WORT-FM podcast on iTunes.