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This is your WORT local news for Thursday, August 11.We get an update on the current state of Monkeypox here in Dane County,We look at what makes three southeastern Wisconsin counties so important in Wisconsin elections,And in the second half, a conversation with a corrections officer, horse-powered ice cream, and our new feature heads to the lake to search for some fish.
This is your WORT local news for Wednesday, August 10.We recap last night’s primary election - which saw Tim Michels take home the Republican nomination for Governor, And also saw Assembly Speaker Robin Vos struggle with a surprisingly tight race to keep his job,And in the second half, things get rocky in Fountain City, a city dance leads to flaring racial tensions in 1960s Madison, and the most comprehensive weather report on the airwaves.
This is your WORT local news for Tuesday, August 9.We head to the polls to talk with voters about today’s primary…We speak with a former Dane County judge investigating allegations at the Henry Vilas Zoo…And in the second half, Our Faith Communities explores what it means to be a Christian, Wildlife Weekly explains why cats can be bad for the environment, and Radio Astronomy celebrates the power of curiosity.
This is your WORT local news for Monday, August 8.Former President Donald Trump comes to Wisconsin ahead of tomorrow’s primary election,Rural Wisconsin roads are having a hard time keeping up with repairs,Oshkosh Defense runs into hot water when they try and move production out of their namesake city,And in the second half, this week in city and county meetings, how to deal with burnout, and two new movie reviews.
This is your WORT local news for Thursday, August 4.UW Madison employees pen an open letter calling for increased COVID protections,We look at what’s going on with Attorney General Kaul’s lawsuit against the state’s abortion ban,The village of Belleville gets into hot water with closed-door meetings over the sale of an old library,And in the second half, Madison is facing a vet shortage, Gableman’s legal fees begin to add up, and a look back at racial tensions in 1960s Milwaukee
This is your WORT local news for Wednesday, August 3.Disability Pride returns to Madison after a hiatus from the pandemic,Union leaders gather in Madison to call for Congress to address inflation,Protesters gather in Racine to call for the arrest of a man who admitted to committing voter fraud,And in the second half, stargazing at Donald Park, an early iteration of the Civilian Police Oversight Board, and the most comprehensive weather report on the airwaves.
This is your WORT local news for Tuesday, August 2.The Dane County Jail may be getting a new plan more in line with its original budget…We talk to Tim Ramthun, a Republican candidate for governor, about why he wants to change Wisconsin's 2020 electoral votes…And in the second half, the Big Ten is expanding, invasive birds cause issues for native species, and debates heat up over how dense the universe really is.
Here's your local news for Monday, August 1: Our producer travels to a "Pints and Politics" GOP event with frontrunners Rebecca Kleefisch and Tim Michels, A decision on Madison's first Independent Police Monitor could be coming down the pipeline this month — after two years of searching, Our Faith Communities heads to a local Catholic church to sit in on a sermon, The Past Isn’t Past takes a trip to Disneyland to look back and when Yippies took over the park, and more.
Here's your local news for Thursday, July 28: A coalition steps up its push to demand that the Dane County DA investigate a Republican false elector scheme, Voted for a candidate who's since dropped out? Here's how to spoil your ballot, COVID-19 protections for thousands of migrant farmworkers expire today as the peak of the agricultural season begins, We continue our series of interviews with Republican candidates for governor, One woman's unique (and topless) protest for reproductive rights and nipple equality, Plus, OuttaDeeBox speaks with EXPO organizer Carle Fields and Radio Chipstone learns how to save cash as you're learning to sew.
This is your WORT local news for Wednesday, July 27.Wisconsin residents with disabilities file a lawsuit against the state Elections Commission over absentee ballots,State election officials are looking to educate voters ahead of the fall general election,A new series from Wisconsin Watch highlights food insecurity in Wisconsin,And in the second half, goats graze in Madison parks, twin tragedies in 19-60s Madison, and the most comprehensive weather report on the airwaves.
This is your WORT local news for Tuesday, July 26.Madison's health department is helping to fund violence prevention programs…Madison residents put on their helmets and butt heads over bike speeds…And in the second half, we kick off our fall 20-22 election coverage, explain why a little bird is so controversial, and tune in to galactic radio relics.
This is your WORT local news for Thursday, July 21.More on yesterday’s big lawsuit against PFAS manufacturers, A new proposal could give you more time to learn about city business, We take a trip to the Dane County Fair, And we talk open records, meet Madison’s first Youth Poet Laureate, and explore the power of kitsch in the second half of the show.
This is your WORT local news for Wednesday, July 20.State lawmakers strike down an emergency rule authorizing election officials to fix errors on absentee ballots,Madison leaders approve a new low-incoming housing project , A new Marquette Law Poll shows support for the US Supreme Court is dwindling, And in the second half, a trip to the putting green, a ride-along in the city’s CARES van, and tense debate of riot gear in 1960s Madison.
This is your WORT local news for Tuesday, July 19,Madison's alternative first-responder program expands… A judge bans all recordings of a high profile Madison murder trial…And in the second half, a Sauk City musician emerges triumphant from the pandemic, eagles get caught in fishing line, and the James Webb telescope continues capturing amazing images.
This is your WORT local news for Monday, July 18.Democratic candidates for U-S Senate vie ahead of next month’s primary, Dane County looks to extend an unhoused hotel program, Pink Out Week aims to raise funds for reproductive health resources through food,And in the second half, this week in city and county meetings, environmentally sustainable forestry, and two new movie reviews.
Here's what's on your local evening news for Thursday, July 14, 2022: Community Pharmacy is distributing free fentanyl testing kits to fight drug overdoses in Dane County,Public Health Madison Dane County is expanding reproductive health resources, and will begin offering IUDs, The underreported Supreme Court decision in Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta could undermine tribal sovereignty for the Menominee Nation, Isthmus editor-in-chief Judy Davidoff tells us about her embedded reporting following one woman's trip to Illinois for abortion care, Families of victims of gun violence share their story, Outtadeebox speaks with entrepreneur J-Ball about his journey from foster care, to prison, and finally to businessman, And Radio Chipstone takes stock of an inherited sewing machine and accompanying gadgets.
This is your WORT local news for Wednesday, July 13.Top state Democrats rally around abortion access ahead of the state primary election,Two Democratic Senate candidates voice their concern about being left out of a debate,A reproductive health clinic in Rockford gets ready to take on Wisconsin residents,And in the second half, a ride on a weed-eating machine, The Beach Boys and hot rods in 1964 Madison, and the most comprehensive weather report on the airwaves.
This is your WORT local news for Tuesday, July 12.State and local officials react to the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling banning absentee ballot boxes…Patients struggle to find medications they need because it could be used to perform an abortion…Healthcare workers and nonprofit employees have a chance at student loan forgiveness… And in the second half, Much Ado About Nothing comes to Madison, the Humane Society's Animal Rehab Center has a busy year, and the first images from the James Webb Telescope are revealed.
This is your WORT local news for Monday, July 11.The state Supreme Court issues several big rulings, New flex lanes are coming to the beltline to help alleviate congestion during rush hour,And in the second half, we get the week in city and county meetings, plus working from home, and two new movie reviews.
This is your WORT local news for Thursday, July 7.The state Supreme Court makes an important ruling on the Cardinal-Hickory Creek line,A new report links school spending in Wisconsin to the state’s tax burden,The Rape Crisis Center opens a new service in the wake of the overturning of Roe,And in the second half, a state supreme court decision on open records, a conversation with a local Buddhist leader, and a trip to the thrift store.
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