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At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, writer and professor B.J. Hollars sent out a call to Wisconsinites to share their responses to pandemic life and to fill in the […] The post Wisconsinites on Finding Hope During the Pandemic appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
Today, Ali Muldrow continues her reproductive justice series with doulas from Cooperativa Raíces para el Cambio/Roots4Change Cooperative to talk about pregnancy, giving birth, and postpartum experiences in the Indigenous and […] The post Supporting Maternal Health in Indigenous and Latina Communities appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
What do you think of when you hear the word “mall”? The hustle and bustle of a food court? The scent of Orange Julius and Auntie Anne’s pretzels wafting through […] The post An Inside History of the Mall appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
For today’s special pledge show, host Esty Dinur sits down with David Corn to talk about his new book, American Psychosis, “a fast-paced, rollicking, behind-the-scenes account of how the GOP […] The post David Corn on “How the Republican Party Went Crazy” appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
Today, guest host Frank Emspak from Labor Radio joins us live from Paris for a conversation about ongoing developments in the labor movement in France with Daniel Cirera. Daniel Cirera […] The post The French Working Class is Fed Up, Too appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
You’ve probably heard the story: in 2014, two twelve-year-old girls in Waukesha, Wisconsin attempted to stab their classmate to death because they feared a shadowy online figure called “Slenderman.” The […] The post Revisiting the Slenderman Stabbing appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
For today’s show, Ali Muldrow hosts a special multigenerational roundtable with an all-star lineup of feminist activists, from a “Raging Granny” who remembers life pre-Roe to Gen Z activists in […] The post “We Need to Keep Fighting and Stay Angry” appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
“Who is Wisconsin? What publics are we serving? What publics aren’t we serving?” says Tim Frandy. Asking those questions “is very important to doing effective culture work.” Today, we kick […] The post “Culture Really, Really Matters” appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
Since the passing of Queen Elizabeth II last week, the world has been abuzz with commentary. While many mourn the loss of the queen, whose seventy-year reign was the longest […] The post Reckoning With the British Empire appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
This episode originally aired on August 12, 2021. In May 2021, political activist Jaan Laaman walked out of McCreary Federal Prison after serving thirty-seven years. Today on the show, Jaan […] The post Rebroadcast: Jaan Laaman on Life as a Political Prisoner appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
Earlier this week, nurses at UW Health experienced a major win in calling for union recognition. The deal they reached with the hospital helped to avoid a planned three-day strike. […] The post UW Nurses Celebrate Labor Victory appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
For today’s Meet the Candidates show, host Carousel Bayrd speaks with Maureen McCarville, who is running to represent the recently re-drawn Wisconsin State Assembly District 37. Maureen McCarville is a […] The post Meet Maureen McCarville for District 37 appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
When it comes to gun ownership, the United States is second to none. In fact, current estimates say the U.S. has more total firearms (over 400 million) than people (330 […] The post Why Americans Own So Many Guns appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade earlier this summer, the nation has been left with an uneven patchwork of abortion laws across the states. In some states like […] The post Robin Marty on Being an Abortion Advocate in Post-Roe America appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
In his latest book, researcher Manny Teodoro and his co-authors found that people who drink bottled water are less likely to vote, participate in demonstrations, contact their elected officials, or […] The post The Surprising Politics Behind Tap Water vs. Bottled Water appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
Last week, award-winning journalist, activist, and author Barbara Ehrenreich passed away at the age of 81. During her very influential career, she wrote twenty-one books, including the bestselling Nickel and […] The post Barbara Ehrenreich Saw Political Meaning in Everything appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
A class-action lawsuit was recently filed in Wisconsin arguing that the state’s shortage of public defenders is creating a constitutional crisis, with low-income defendants experiencing extreme delays in accessing legal […] The post Wisconsin’s Public Defender Shortage, Explained appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
For today’s show, host Ali Muldrow speaks with Dr. Brian Nguyen, OB/GYN and founder of the EMERGE Lab who describes himself as “an advocate for women’s health and voice for […] The post Men Have a Role to Play in Reproductive Justice, Too appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
For this year’s special Labor Day show, guest host Douglas Haynes focuses in on student loan debt, how it’s affecting borrowers in Wisconsin, and what the Biden administration’s recently announced […] The post Student Loan Debt Is a Labor Issue appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
Republican nominee for Wisconsin governor Tim Michels was involved in building Enbridge Line 3 in Minnesota and will be involved in the Line 5 expansion if it is approved. “Is […] The post Tim Michels and the Opposition to Line 5 appeared first on WORT-FM 89.9.
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