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Earlier this week, the Atlanta City Council approved an addition $31 million dollars for the construction of the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center. This was after more than 16 hours […] The post Cop City Explained with George Chidi appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
“The Philippines is under a new administration, but still the government’s case against de Lima hobbles along, a symbol of the country’s degradation from the Duterte years of violent populism […] The post Timothy McLaughlin on Leila de Lima and the cost of criticism in The P... appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
Sold in headshops and on the grey market, “spice” or K2 is a way to get high while avoiding showing up on a drug test. Whether or not they’re legal […] The post Synthetic Cannabinoids, the Analogue Act, and an Unprecedented Prosecu... appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
On today’s show, Ali Muldrow is talking with the author of a new memoir that tells the story of a twenty-four-year-old who bought a one-way ticket from the midwest to […] The post A Story of Love and Self Discovery in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
As the school year comes to an end, we speak with Wisconsin’s top educator Dr. Jill Underly. She joins us to talk about the financial needs of the state’s K-12 […] The post End of School Year: Needs of Wisconsin Public School, then Teens and S... appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
In his new book Matt Huber argues that at its root, climate change is a class problem. He joins us on A Public Affair to highlight how the climate struggle […] The post The Capitalist Class is Producing Climate Change appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
Joining Allen Ruff on this summer pledge drive addition of A Public Affair is Jon Melrod. A life-long activist and organizer, Melrod is the author of the new book  Fighting […] The post Jon Melrod on Labor Organizing in the 70’s and 80’s appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
When Forward Theater Company’s Jen Uphoff Gray first thought about creating a festival featuring new plays, she was hoping to make Wisconsin a place that celebrates and welcomes playwriters and […] The post World Premiere Wisconsin with Jen Uphoff Gray appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
The birth of her own child sent Linda Janet Holmes on a journey to find a better way. In her forthcoming book, which Ms. Magazine has dubbed one of the […] The post Linda Janet Holmes: Midwife Practices Throughout the African Diaspora appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
This Memorial Day, guest host David Ahrens is joined by two of the musicians behind a historical rock and roll musical. Ken Fitzsimmons and Sean Michael Dargan were part of […] The post Memorial Day Special: WWI Told Through Rock and Roll appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
Line 5 Pipeline Update

Line 5 Pipeline Update


Last Thursday, U.S. District Judge William Conley said it was unlikely he would rule to shut down Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline on the Bad River reservation. This is despite recent […] The post Line 5 Pipeline Update appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
Twenty states and the federal Bureau of Prisons currently detain over 6,000 people, mostly men previously convicted of sex offenses, in prison-like “civil commitment” facilities beyond the terms of their […] The post How are People Being Treated Inside Civil Commitment Facilities appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
About 16 million people in the US own one or more AR-15s according to The Washington Post and Ipsos. That is one in 20 people who own the semi-automatic weapon. […] The post How the AR-15 Became the Most Popular Gun in the US appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
From Rifle to Trowel

From Rifle to Trowel


On Saturday, June 3rd gun owners can give new life to guns they no longer want. Former Pastor Jeff Wild is spending his retirement dismantling firearms and transforming them into […] The post From Rifle to Trowel appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
Sometimes it’s just nice to hear someone say the climate is in a death spiral. Dark comedy can give us the resolve to face the realities of climate change.  Today’s […] The post What’s funny about climate change? appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
We start the show with co-founders of Myco Rising Aaron Cutler and Kacy Zander. They are attempting to clean up pollution in and around Starkweather Creek by using mycelium, the […] The post Two part show: Cleaning Pollution with Mushrooms, then Nuclear Threat appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
CMG United (OPEIU 39), the Union representing more than 400 employees at Madison-based insurance company CUNA Mutual Group, will be on going on strike this Friday, May 19th. In April, […] The post CUNA Mutual Workers are Going on Strike. Why? appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
Kids & Social Media

Kids & Social Media


When Carousel’s daughter said “Everyone is on Instagram but me,” Carousel thought, “Certainly she’s exaggerating.”  She wasn’t. Within an hour she was connected with 100 of her classmates. This led […] The post Kids & Social Media appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
Today’s guest is the author of a beautiful new book that features the stories of many people who had abortions and how each story is as unique as the person […] The post Stories from an Abortion Doula appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
Last month, five foxes were translocated from the Glen Golf Course by the UW Urban Canid Project. This project researches red foxes and coyotes living in Madison. They began with […] The post Studying Madison’s Urban Red Foxes and Coyotes appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
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