A lot of what is made and sold is designed to be discarded after a single use. Is the same thing happening to workers? Are people disposable? As automation rises, jobs seem to be surrendered to machines. In this commentary, Mike McCabe of BlueJean Nation discusses the need for government support in the age of […]
Guest host and WORT Board President Dave Devereaux-Weber is joined by state Senator Kathleen Vinehout at noon to discuss the issues in her district and her vision for Wisconsin. Vinehout recently filed papers to register a committee for a gubernatorial run in 2018. She is currently the state senator representing District 31 in western Wisconsin.
Sociologist and activist intellectual Rahul Mahajan joins Allen the program today. Previously author of two books on the Iraq war, Full Spectrum Dominance: U.S. Power in Iraq and Beyond and The New Crusade: America’s War on Terrorism, he currently writes and speaks on a broad range of topics – international, national, and state – and […]
Today we are continuing our theme, Ebony Expressions: Art for Hope, Help and Healing. Lilada Gee speaks to four Black women playwrights, Sulondia Hammond, Desiree Fleming, Catrina Sparkman and Gethsemane Herron. Sulonida Hammond, affectionately known as Sue-Ham, shows us how to dream with no limits. She’s an author, playwright, Marine veteran, actor, and mom. Sue created […]
Today we’re talking renewable energy – what it means and how to get there in Madison. Denise Demarb hosts Raj Shukla, Director of the River Alliance of Wisconsin; Satya Rhodes-Conway, Managing Director of the Mayors Innovation Project at COWS; and Tyler Huebner, Director of RENEW Wisconsin.
As reported by the investigative reporters at Wisconsin watch.org, more and more residents throughout the state are finding that their drinking water is contaminated. The contaminants include bacteria and viruses, heavy metals, pesticides, and naturally occurring chemicals like arsenic and radium. In urban areas, particularly Milwaukee but also Madison, lead pipes are exposing children to […]